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6. Thin & Thick: Versatile Acrylics- Painting Sampler with Greeting Card Project

Practicing Loose and Spontaneous Painting with Simple Subjects

Karen demonstrates 2 ways to use Acrylic Paints: Thin like watercolors and thick like, well, acrylics! (or oils.) She encourages you to try this spontaneous adventure with postcard size paintings you can make into greeting cards. Bonus (and important) information about why we create Warm UPs before any painting project! And be sure to see the FREE video about the Color Journal in the Course Introduction class.

Your Instructor

Karen Gillis Taylor
Karen Gillis Taylor

Karen began art school training after returning from a trip to Europe as a history student in the summer of 1972. After seeing scores of amazing paintings, she was hooked.

She supported her early art goals by working in graphic design, teaching and illustration. Her more dedicated painting work began in 1997. She began her national exhibitions from 2000 through present. Currently she exhibits and sells her paintings at Osmosis Gallery in Niwot, CO, Bill Hester Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and Gallery at Studio J in Denver, CO. She also sells art from her own website and Etsy shop called Shimmertown.

Karen operated an art gallery in her hometown of Niwot. Colorado, from 2004-06 where she also taught drawing and painting.

Karen writes about art, painting and the painter’s life on her blog at:


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