9X12 Acrylic on canvas. This is the second painting done on location today. A local reservoir on a still grey day in early spring.


reservoir, lake, water, reflections, landscape, spring, cloudy, grey, plein air, rural

I’ve been painting since 2002. I was captivated right away and have only put down my brush since when I’m forced to! Darn bills anyway :/ I also make demo videos and host my online teaching website. I’ve lived in beautiful Oregon for the last few years. The stunning landscape converted me almost entirely to a landscape painter! More recently I have moved to Portland and am in love with the history, energy and people of this beautiful city.

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  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Great work Karen I see you ware busy today must me a nice day out

  • It was a lovely day Maggie. Any day that I’m painting is a lovely day! Thanks for your lovely comments :)

    – Karen Ilari

  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraover 3 years ago

    BRILLIANT painting! ;-)

    I keep on promising myself that I will go out there and work on location, too; but, do I, nope! I think, I’m just too lazy. But, then, I’m sure, when you do it…and, really get into doing it…then, you don’t care less about nothing else except getting it right. Here you seem to make it look easy; but, I’m sure, it’s most definitely not; you can very easily get things wrong! It’s that ‘fear’ thing that I most need to learn to overcome; makes you give up before you even get started.

    “Any day that I’m painting is a lovely day!”

    Yes, I agree with you entirely… ;-)

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, inspiring work, Karen!

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