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9X12 Acrylic on Canvas. I took the reference photo one day when I was out plein air painting. I followed a little path down to the river. Didn’t notice until later that is was covered in poison oak! I was lucky and didn’t get it though!

From the first moment I picked up a brush I was captivated! I only put down my brush when I’m forced to! I also make demo videos and host my online teaching website. I’ve lived in beautiful Oregon for the last few years. First in Southern Oregon where the stunning landscape converted me almost entirely to landscape painting. Now I live and paint in Portland and have fallen in love with the history, energy and people of this beautiful city.

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  • roza50
    roza50over 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thanks Cindy!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 3 years ago

    Often times painting rocks can be a real challenge, you demonstrated your wonderful talent with this one. Both skillfully and beautifully painted Karen.

  • Karen Ilari
    Karen Ilariover 3 years ago

    Thanks Jim!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    JULY, 3rd 2011

    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • Thanks for the feature Mary!

    – Karen Ilari

  • floridaartist66
    floridaartist66over 3 years ago

    This is just so raw with movement and power! Love the accuracy of it.

  • Thanks so much Daniel!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Guntis Jansons
    Guntis Jansonsover 3 years ago

    Great painting Karen. Captures the movement in the water so well. I like the rocks too.
    Very fresh.

  • Thanks Guntis, I really appreciate the comment!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    this is wonderful…love the water…gorgeous composition… :)

  • Thanks Pam, very kind of you!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 3 years ago
  • Thanks so much for the features!

    – Karen Ilari

  • CaDra
    CaDraover 3 years ago

    Lovely work Karen

  • Thank you again!

    – Karen Ilari

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