In this FREE video course, I will show you how to paint this lovely lavender field.
Check out my teaching style with this introductory - one video course.
While this video is similar to my other courses, it is not at comprehensive. In my other courses you will find more video, more on screen instruction, exercises and downloadable materials. As well as the opportunity to post your progress at each step for help and encouragement. But this one does give you an idea of my style, and my step by step approach.
"Lavender Fields" by Karen Ilari - 9"x12" acrylic on canvas
As a full time acrylic artist and teacher living in Portland, Oregon. I am inspired by the amazing natural and man made beauty around me. Painting is my way of stopping all the busy madness of life for a moment. I slow down and study what is around me, the colors and shapes, the beauty that we pass every day but stop seeing because it is familiar. With each painting I try to tell a story, to share all the sensations of the day. Sounds, smells, and emotions. The paintings remind me to live each day with an open heart and an open mind. To slow down and enjoy life!
I paint outdoors "en pein air" as well as indoors in my studio. I will often spend a day out painting, taking lots of photos, and then come back to the studio to develop my painting further. My process involves many layers of acrylic paint on canvas. This creates depth, texture and interest throughout the canvas. I often become happily immersed in the process for many hours at a time.
I also love to pass on what I've learned about painting. I teach locally in Portland, as well as here online. I host a free online Art Community website as well. You are most welcome to join me and the other members to share your art and ideas with painters from around the world!
For more info, visit my website: www.karenilari.com