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Let's collect Reference Photos!

So here is an idea: I've created an album for Reference Photos. Your photos, taken by you, that you would like to share with us all to pain…

Started by Karen IlariLatest Reply

A resource for landscape Photos

Hello all. My son is a profession graphic artist and has his own company. One of his hobbies is photography and has given me permission to…

Started by Allen ThompsonLatest Reply


Welcome to Paint with Karen Ilari (that's me :) I started this website as a way to share what I know about painting, and learn from all of…

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Painting on paper

Golden newsletter  Golden today published their newsletter, which contains two articles regards painting on paper with oils, and with acryl…

Started by Charles Eisener

2 4 hours ago
Reply by Sarah Irland

Painting kids on you pencil figures in first?

Hi, I want to do a painting of my grandson on the beach...I have sketched it onto my canvas, and now wonder, is this the best way to go abo…

Started by Marion

10 yesterday
Reply by Mike Price

Top coat....

Hi folks, I am nearly to put the top coat on...what I used on my other acrylic paintings was Liquitex Medium Varnish which dries very gloss…

Started by Marion

5 yesterday
Reply by Charles Eisener

Varnishing Acrylic & Oil paintings

I am planning to varnish my acrylic and oil paintings and its my first time. I would like to get some tips on varnishing. 1. Which brand i…

Started by Nidhi

17 yesterday
Reply by Marion

Displaying your painting against a black leather wall.

If all or any will chime in I'd be thankful. I covered the back wall of my display with black pleather --no shine if you ask but maybe I ha…

Started by Wendy Robertson

2 on Monday
Reply by Charles Eisener

Hello and help with posting?

Hi there, My name is Daphne. I am new to the group. Glad to meet you! I'mhacing trouble posting in the critiques thread. I can't seem to fi…

Started by Daphne

3 on Sunday
Reply by Daphne

Large paint brushes...what am I looking for?

Hi all,  I want to buy some larger paint brushes (2 inch and larger)...what do I need to know?  And do I go to Home Depot or the art store?…

Started by Marion

9 on Friday
Reply by Wenda Spooner


Considered posting this under challenges, lol.  What am I doing wrong, how do I add a photo to my album?  Tried to add, ended up creating a…

Started by Marion

3 Mar 14
Reply by Marion

Tips & Trickfor painters

Trucs%20%26%20Astuces%20de%20peintres.pdf Hi everybody! As I read a lot of art books and look at a lot of video tutorials for painters, I t…

Started by Philippe JOLLIVET

5 Feb 23
Reply by Ian Greig

SIDS Update by Golden

An email newsletter from Golden paints today has provided a new perspective on the sealing of hardboard (eg Masonite) prior to painting wit…

Started by Charles Eisener

1 Feb 17
Reply by Wanda McDonald


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