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New You Tube videos

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I just posted a couple of new videos to youtube!Check them out here:…Continue

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

Tags: green, air, plein

Video Critique

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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

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Dec 1
Karen Ilari replied to Brad Powell's discussion Siesta Key
"oh I see now, it's the remnants of an old pier!"
Nov 30
Karen Ilari replied to Brad Powell's discussion Siesta Key
"I like it! It is interesting that you left out the people. When I look at the reference photo what strikes me is that monolithic tree trunk standing up there with all the people around it. Someone has set it up like that because it wouldn't…"
Nov 30
Karen Ilari replied to Mike Price's discussion "Charlie The Toy Poodle"
"Nice one Mike! Congratulations on the commissions!"
Nov 28
Karen Ilari replied to Brad Powell's discussion View of Bedoin
"Beautiful Brad! I love the warm sunny atmosphere you have created in these! Your distance values and colors are just spot on. Awesome! If I had a tiny suggestion in would be careful not to have your trees and bushes on the plane with the buildings…"
Nov 22
Karen Ilari replied to Brad Powell's discussion Rousillon, Ochre and Sunlight
"You're most welcome Brad!"
Nov 20
Karen Ilari replied to Brad Powell's discussion Rousillon, Ochre and Sunlight
"Wow, great job on those buildings Brad! I love the way you have warmed up the color of the sunlight on them. It gives it a very inviting feeling. The shadow work there is amazing! I also like the composition of the buildings, the way they make a…"
Nov 20
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"I did some live painting on Facebook today that you might want to check out: https://www.facebook.com/karenilariart/videos/1706745632733914/"
Nov 14
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"Lovely Art! And kind of spooky :)"
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Sep 11
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Spirit

"Nice! It looks like there is a story with this one"
Sep 11
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SenateFountain2017

"It turned out great Jay! So glad I was able to help :)"
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Samples in Pastel

"Love them all!"
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Acrylic-and-Pastel

"Lovely soft color! Especially on the wall, beautiful!"
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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

Painting Big and Loose

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 4:48pm 0 Comments

Check out this little blog about the process of painting this one by clicking the link below:

Snapdragons - an adventure in painting big and loose…

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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

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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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