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Painting a Parks Scene - Green grass, green trees.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Ilari May 4. 6 Replies

Wanda was just mentioning that she is going to be doing a plein air event this year in a park that is mostly green grass and green trees, and did I have any suggestions! I thought a few of you might…Continue

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Video Critique

Started Mar 5 0 Replies

Hi all,Cheryl very kindly let me use her painting to do a little video critique. Thank you Cheryl!I know some of you are hesitant to post your paintings for critique, feeling like you aren't "good…Continue

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New Challenge?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Wooding Mar 31. 7 Replies

Well it's been a while!!! What do you guys think? Should we do a new challenge?What ideas do you have?There has been one vote for a still life challenge. My old age is creeping in and I can't…Continue

A new Facebook page for Sharing!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Oct 5, 2016. 1 Reply

Just wanted to let you know I've started a new Facebook page for anyone who considers themselves my student! Whether you have taken classes, watched videos, or are thinking about it :)It's another…Continue

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Karen Ilari replied to Wenda Spooner's discussion Help me impove this painting please
"I like the changes Wenda! Well done! The sky relates to the water reflections now, nice! I love the foam squiggles on the wave, and the shape of the breaking wave is much better! I also see that you have added a more obvious light source on the…"
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Crow's Eye View

"Love the feeling of peeking through the foliage. Great depth. Beautiful color."
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Vineyard's Edge

"Thank you Susan! I miss this one, it's one of my favorites :)"
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Edge of Autumn

"Thank you Susan and Marion!"
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Vineyard's Edge

"Really great painting.  The vineyards in the sun and the relief under the tree."
May 18
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Edge of Autumn

"Beautiful Karen.  Love the colors and the barn and roof.  Your colors all coordinate so well and look realistic.  Love the old barn wood!"
May 18
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barber

"Keep fighting Ken! You are doing great! Love all the luscious reds! Nice composition, too. Keep up the good work :)"
May 16
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View from a Prickly Perch

"Nice one! Love the cactus! Nice distance. Great job Corri!"
May 16
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Autumn at Woods Lake

"Lovely Corri! I love Fall scenes and you did a great job with it!"
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Alien Planet

"Love it Art! So colorful and imaginative :)"
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Soquel Foothills

"Nice Ken! I like the complimentary colors! That blanket really pops!"
May 16
Karen Ilari commented on Pauline Abbott's blog post Must Get Painting !
"So glad to hear it Pauline! Be sure to share your new paintings! :)"
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Impressionist Landscape

"Beautiful Wanda! Love this one! Love those rich shadow colors"
May 13
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Quiet Pond

"Beautiful soft colors Wanda! Very springy :)"
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1950 Chevy Challenge - Susan

"Well done! Your daughter made hers grey and yours is green! Artistic license :) How fun to paint together!"
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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
Many years
What other mediums have you used?
Oils, pastels, graphite, colored pencil, watercolor
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
Always want to learn more!
Where did you learn about this website?
Me!

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Karen Ilari's Blog

Something I Learned From Painting

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 12:57pm 2 Comments

A new blog :)

This one might make you laugh out loud :)

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Choosing a Photo for Reference

Posted on February 21, 2016 at 11:20am 0 Comments

Ever have trouble knowing what to look for in a reference photo?

Here are a few of my thoughts on the subject.

Click here to read the blog on Choosing a Photo

Wet vs Dry - Acrylics Dry Darker - The Proof!

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:02pm 4 Comments

Wet vs Dry - Acrylics Dry Darker - The Proof!

So one of the things we deal with when painting with acrylics is that they dry darker then they seem when they are wet.



How many times have you walked away from a canvas thinking your highlights are just right, your value…

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I'm Not a Creative Person

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 2:20pm 1 Comment

I've been thinking a lot about the role of creativity in our lives, and why I paint and teach painting.

It feels more important to me that anything I have done. And yet, we are just making pretty pictures, right?

Click here to read my blog on Creativity

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At 9:58am on April 9, 2016, Mary said…

Thanks Karen for your response.  I did just discover the "Photos" page and that is a good way for me to do it as an option.  

If(when) it does get upgraded it would be great if you could alert us to that so we can start using that feature.  Thanks!

At 9:39am on April 9, 2016, Mary said…

Hi Karen:  

I have a question about the web site - when I am looking thru What's on your Easel on the right hand side, with their pictures and comments, - when I click to respond to someone and then hit either the back arrow on the computer, or "More" on your site,  it  takes me back to the beginning of the list.  

Is there a way that I'm missing that can get me directly to the place I left off at?

If not,  would it be possible to add that feature - would really save time.

Thanks, Mary

At 3:54pm on February 15, 2016, Mary said…

Yes Karen - that helps.  

Thanks also for your 1st critique and suggestions.  I actually did use two different blues for the lower and upper horizons but they didn't show up as distinctly in the picture as they do here live.

 Nonetheless, I should be able to improve that without redoing all of it (hopefully).  I think I will stay with the warmer sky colors because so much of the effort I've invested for underground layers includes those purples/blues and I'm afraid to add a new one into the mix (if I was YOU, that would be different!)  

I will try to add the tiny bit of yellow to the mountain shadows and see how that feels - they would be a little easier to revert back if it doesn't seem right.  

Thanks for your encouragement and tips.  Very helpful and I'll be back in touch for another round in the near future.  The wedding is 4/30/16!  

At 1:25pm on February 15, 2016, Mary said…

Hi Karen:  

I tried to following your directions to send you the Tutor pics and text of what I'm hoping to accomplish first.  Unfortunately, I don't know how or where to check on the site to see if anything actually reached you - or to check on it.  

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here and in reality I am not as technically challenged as I may seem to be on this site.   I would expect that, privately, I would be able to go to a Tutor section on My Page perhaps and it would be located there.  I'll wait for your guidance and thanks in advance.  

(Thanks for inviting me to be your friend - I suspect that is how it gets started because otherwise I wouldn't have know how to reach you privately.)

Mary

At 6:53am on January 16, 2016, Phyllis Burnett said…
I made the color cards yesterday and will paint the red bush piece today. Thank you for responding. Phyllis
At 6:28am on December 30, 2015, Mary said…

My pleasure Karen - thanks for all you do for us and for this site! Mary

At 11:10am on November 13, 2015, Charles Eisener said…

Your community and your own insights are well worth supporting.

At 5:07pm on October 21, 2015, Dan Lefebvre said…

Thanks so much Karen.

At 10:11pm on October 10, 2015, Kathryn Hardsog said…

Thank you. I'm looking forward to this month's challenge.  It's a beautiful photo and will be lots of fun experimenting with the great fall colors.

At 6:31am on October 7, 2015, Naomi Norris said…

Hi Karen, just watched Red Tree videos...  very helpful.  I am wondering how much larger you paint and do you use larger brushes on larger paintings?  Also, do you glaze?

 
 
 

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