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An 18″ × 24″ Acrylic on Canvas. Celebrating the beautiful colors of the North Umpqua. And missing summer :)

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landscape, riverscape, water, summer, trees, nature, wilderness, stream, oregon, umpqua, acrylic, whitewater, brook, outdoors

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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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Contrast is always played well in your works Karen. Love the style in which you handled the rapids, so well done. Very beautifully painted.

  • Thank you Jim. I do have a tendency to overplay the contrasts a bit. In this case I had the contrast so high on the back bank – it was capturing the eye, instead of the water which was the “point” of this one. I reworked it a bit so the back bank would settle back, and the front bank with its highlighted spots would come more forward, with the light twigs leading the eye to the water. I think it helped, but you can never be sure! :)

    – Karen Ilari

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Beautiful painting! You do moving water so well!

  • Thank you Angie. I love moving water. Its kind of like watching a fire, but without the smoke! :)

    – Karen Ilari

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago


    January 22nd, 2013
    ►See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Thanks so much Mary!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 1 year ago

    Congratulations Karen! Your beautiful work has been featured in the Realist Paintings about Water group

    Please visit the FEATURES PAGE for 27th January to leave and receive comments.

  • Thank you!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago



    JANUARY 28th, 2013
    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED ART GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • Thank you Mary!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago


    01/02/2013
    Find the link to the challenge for this lovely feature here, and be so kind to leave a sweet comment..
    Thank you!
    Features and challenges… 02/2013

  • Thank you!

    – Karen Ilari

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Congrats on your recent feature with this beautiful work!

  • Thank you Angie!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago


    January 30/2013
    Congratulations Karen with the Top Ten
    Avatar & Voucher January Challenge
    Excellent Work, very well done!
    For more news, please read the Group Message
    Cheers, Jo;)

  • Thank you Jo, I’m honored!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    Beautiful painting!

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