This is an 18″ × 24″ acrylic on canvas. I enjoy the contrast of wild and tame, as well as sun and shadow.


acrylic, landscape, oregon, nature, vineyard, winery, wine, grapes, grapevines, vines, shadow, summer

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

    Wow what a lovely back lit scene. Beautifully painted Karen.

  • Thanks Jim! I’ve started a new teaching website you might be interested in – not that I can teach you anything! But it is a community type thing where people can share their art and discuss, as well as follow monthly lessons and videos. Its at www.paintwithkarenilari.ning.com if you are interested!

    – Karen Ilari

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 1 year ago

    Wonderful scene, light and colour, Karen.

  • Thank you Bev!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    You bet I’m interested. I may teach a couple of classes Karen, but the day I stop wanting to learn or think that I’m so good I don’t need to learn anymore is probably going to be the same day my family gets together to plan my funeral. I’ll open it and save it to my winows favorites right now. Thank you.

  • Haha – well said Jim!

    – Karen Ilari

  • roza50
    roza50over 1 year ago

  • Thank you Roza!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 1 year ago

    Your work is featured in the Landscape Painting group.

    Please visit the FEATURE PAGE for 9th February 2013 to leave/receive comments.

  • Geraldine M Leahy
    Geraldine M Leahyover 1 year ago

    Another beautiful work, Karen! Congrats.

  • Thank you Geraldine!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 1 year ago

    Beautiful light Karen!

  • Thank you Terri!

    – Karen Ilari

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Please participate in this forum:
    Features and some group news – 2013/03/02
    New challenges is launched, and two new forums for the group.
    Remember you can enter this feature to our monthly Featured works challenge.

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago

    Hello… I think you would like to visit this forum:

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    March 21st, 2013
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