Winter Morning

Composition, Values, Color Mixing

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Paint this little winter scene in acrylic paints step by step! A great course for a beginner as we will be going step by step, with plenty of instruction along the way.

Great for the more advanced student, or the student moving from another medium like oils, pastels or watercolor as well. You will see close up how to handle the acrylic paint, tips and techniques for making the most of this great medium!

I'll be covering important concepts like composition, values, color mixing, contrast and more! All topics that apply to all your future painting projects as well.

In this course you will find:

  • Over 2 hours of step by step detailed video of the complete painting process from start to finish. These videos are in real time, not sped up. They are accompanied by step by step instruction in the color choices and brushstrokes I'm making.
  • Detailed, downloadable written materials about composition and color mixing.
  • Exercises for you to do to learn about color mixing and brushstrokes.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and get responses from the instructor
  • Ability to upload photos of your paintings all along the way to get personalized, timely help, suggestions and encouragement from the instructor.

We will be using a limited palette with this painting - meaning you only need to purchases four tubes of paint! This makes it more economical, as well as making your color mixing easier!

This course is completed at your own rate, in the time you have available.

The videos are downloadable so you can have them available wherever you are, no need for an internet connection once you download them.

There is no end date to your course, it will always be available for you to return to.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

See you in class!

Your Instructor

Karen Ilari
Karen Ilari

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

Class Curriculum

  Intro and Materials
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  Getting Ready
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"If you hear a voice within you saying, “You are not a painter,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced, but only by working" -Vincent VanGogh

Creativity is our very nature. Finding a way of expressing yours will positively impact all parts of your life!

A few words from some of my students:

"A teacher needs to have technical knowledge, the ability to deliver beneficial criticism and most importantly to me always be positive and encouraging. You bring all of those attributes when you teach and coach students." - Jamee Haas

"Karen, you have such a wonderful, painless style of teaching and make learning so much fun, I have recommended you to many of my friends! Thank you! You rock lady!!!" - Lynda Dineen

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