8X10 Acrylic on canvas. This was a plein air paintings, finished up in the studio, from my recent trip to the oregon coast.

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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  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artabout 3 years ago

    So wonderful Karen! I love your paintings. This one makes me want to run down to the water and jump in :)

  • Thanks Tash! I imagine it was cold though! I didn’t have thenerve to try it :)

    – Karen Ilari

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Wonderful Image Karen great work

  • Thanks Maggie!

    – Karen Ilari

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful scene and painting, Karen. Love your chosen palette here and the wonderful feeling of light.

  • Thanks Bev, very kind of you!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonabout 3 years ago

    This is so very lovely! You have created such a beautiful work of art that has a feeling of tranquility and peacefulness. I could look at this all day and kiss my blues away!

  • What a wonderful comment! Thanks you Vivian, that’s what I’m trying to create :)

    – Karen Ilari

  • Jeff Jackson
    Jeff Jacksonabout 3 years ago

    Very nice Karen. I really like the lighting in the foreground especially. Nice depth and composition.

  • Thanks Jeff!

    – Karen Ilari

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 2 years ago

    Absolutely stunning…you are making me want to head to the coast and see my kids and grands…(Waldport, Ore. on up to Florence and Coos bay)

  • Thank you! It is a beautiful place to be!

    – Karen Ilari

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