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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…

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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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In a Slump.....

Hi; I am in a bit of a slump right now - one of those times when I am pretty frustrated with my work, feeling like I can't get it right, no…

Started by Sarah Irland

18 on Thursday
Reply by Wenda Spooner

My First Commission

A casual friend of mine sent me this digital photo and asked me to paint it.  I told her it would be an impressionistic representation as t…

Started by Mike Price

3 Jul 16
Reply by Karen Ilari

Mediums, Canvas, Board, Paper...

I began painting 2 years ago. I watched a tutorial on YouTube and went to Michael's and stocked up.  I have not ventured beyond acrylic on…

Started by Micki Jerry

5 Jul 8
Reply by Micki Jerry

Reference photo critique

A friend of mine shared this photo she took on Instagram. It caught my eye. Lighting, reflections, textures etc. There is something about t…

Started by Micki Jerry

6 Jun 20
Reply by Karen Ilari

A rant

I feel the need to rant and yall are the recipients because yall are artists and understand  NOTE: The word 'yall' is a copyrighted Missour…

Started by George Sapper

3 Jun 17
Reply by Wenda Spooner

Painting Posture

I am curious...Do you paint on an easel, drafting type table or table? Most of the classes I have been exposed to begin with an easel. I am…

Started by Micki Jerry

10 Jun 17
Reply by Wenda Spooner

Second guessed myself, bad idea

I had what I thought was a pretty good painting, yes, acrylic, almost finished and was looking forward to posting. Then the cheapskate in m…

Started by George Sapper

9 Jun 13
Reply by Micki Jerry

Malcolm's 10,000 hours

This is loosely based upon a two-page article in the Mat 12, 2017 issue of The Week, a weekly news magazine. Malcolm Gladwell is credited…

Started by Charles Eisener

3 Jun 3
Reply by Mark S Ward

Large Paintings

People keep asking me if I have any Large paintings.. Like sofa size. Most say they want it to fill up more of their wall space. If they sa…

Started by Wendy Robertson

2 May 19
Reply by Wendy Robertson

Hanging your work - Quick Clips

Earlier this month I was in a frame shop in Raleigh NC operated by an artist who is also a certified professional framer.  She has lots of…

Started by Charles Eisener

2 May 18
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