16X20 Acrylic on Canvas. I came upon this scene on the way home from a day out plein air painting. Poppies are like little drops of sunshine, even on a cloudy day :)


river, poppies, wildflowers, nature, landscapes, water, spring, country, rural, mountains

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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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful landscape painting! Such realism! Truly well done!

  • Thank you Angie! Very appreciated :)

    – Karen Ilari

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 3 years ago

    An excellent composition Karen. Very nicely defined foreground and background with super depth. As Angie said, “Truly well done!”

  • Thanks Jim!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! This beautiful work is featured in the Landscape Painting Group – 15th June 2011

  • Thank you for the honor Lynda!

    – Karen Ilari

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting. Love the sense of distance and your wonderful use of colour.

  • Thanks so much Bev!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 3 years ago

    Karen this is truly beautiful. Gorgeous color and the detail is amazing. Brenda

  • Thank you Brenda!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work !!! Congratulations on your feature June 24th, 2011!

    You can now enter our June Featured Members Challenge

  • Karen Ilari
    Karen Ilariabout 3 years ago

    Thanks so much Evita!

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