Learn to paint in Acrylic paints - Step by Step
Ever have trouble knowing what to look for in a reference photo?
Here are a few of my thoughts on the subject.
Added by Karen Ilari on February 21, 2016 at 11:20am — No Comments
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…
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?
A blog about greens
Our Late Spring Challenge is heavy on the greens, so I thought this might be a good time to put down some info about painting with them. Sometimes people get discouraged by the all green landscapes of spring and…Continue
"Acrylic paints dry too fast!"
"Oils are so much easier!"
"It doesn't blend!"
"Everything's so hard…
A blog on composing your image to create a successful painting...
Photos can be friend or foe when it comes to painting...
I've found a new favorite way to take reference photos!
Plus a new tiny painting from one of the photos :)
Receiving and giving honest constructive critiques is one of the best tools I have found for learning to paint!
How do I give a critique?
What if I don't "like" the painting?…Continue
Added by Karen Ilari on May 17, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments
Read about the phases of a good painting. A step by step system to use so you will never get lost in your painting process again.
Added by Karen Ilari on May 17, 2015 at 10:49am — No Comments
A blog about overcoming the blocks in learning to see as an artistContinue
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Added by Karen Ilari on May 17, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments
So one of the things you don't really think about when starting to sell your paintings. TAXES! I spend a good week every year trying to pull together my sales and expense info in order to do my taxes. The funny part of this is that I am a bookkeeper in my day job! I can set up a company and take care of everything from bills to payroll. Yet I always seem to leave it all for the end of the year in my own business!
I have everything all set up on Quickbooks software, it would be so easy…Continue
I have been away from my easel for probably 10 days at this point, because of the move to Portland. It is amazing how much my painting keeps my centered. I am a sad person by nature. It's just what I was born with, my default emotion. When I paint, that cloud lifts. I feel lighter and a smile comes easily to me. I have only been painting a little over 10 years now, but I had almost forgotten what a huge difference it makes in my life. I get caught up in entering competitions, selling…Continue
Added by Karen Ilari on April 8, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments
Hi everyone. I wanted to stop a minute in all the chaos right now to let you know why I'm behind in getting the April Class video up! I'm moving! My husband's job is taking us to Portland, Oregon. It's about 160 miles from where we are now. He's already up there working, so that means I'm packing up the house. And downsizing! We are having a big garage sale this weekend in an attempt to weed out some stuff. Which is hardest on my husband with his 500 square foot shop and 2 car garage that…Continue