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Monday, November 30, 2009

Something a little different

8" Painted Bowl, after VanGogh's painting

I've wanted to try this for awhile - to recreate, in a paraphrased form, a master's painting on the concave surface of a bowl. Here is Van Gogh's starry night. It is done in acrylic and metallics.
Something different!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dried Flowers - What Remains, Fall botanical series

Dried Flowers - from the What Remains Series - 8x10" Oil on Canvas
©2009, Helen Read
Ready to frame

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This painting was a direct result of my observation this fall on the little things that remain after the leaves have fallen and winter is well on its way into our lives. Small blessings perhaps - and beauty in a different way than it presented itself earlier in the season. At one time, these flowers were colorful - but here they remain as paper white, thin remembrances ~ and with the bounty of berries that cling.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just in time for Christmas Giving! A 5-Painting Auction!

The Edge of the Woods, 6x8" Oil on canvas, ©2009, Helen Read
Beginning bid $20.00
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Bidding to end on Thursday 11-26

Blue Kitten, 5x5" Acrylic on canvas

Ruff, 6x6" Acrylic on canvas ©2009, Helen Read

Green on Blue, 5x7" Oil on canvas ©2008, Helen Read
beginning bid $20.00
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Bidding to end on Thursday 11-26

White Peony, 8x8" Oil on Canvas ©2009, Helen Read
beginning bid $20.00
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Bidding to end on Thursday 11-26

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Work continues!

I'm continuing to work along on this newest painting - and my ideas for the series that it will be a part of. I love the harmonized color here - and the feeling of fall that it evokes. More is yet to occur on this one, but you can see that it is progressing. Keep checking back! In a few more days, it should be done completely!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A work in progress

Just so you know - I've not been idle! I'm actually working on a new painting - which will begin a new series - based on the season of autumn. This, as you may be able to see, is an oil sketch of the idea. It measures 8x10". It has already moved on from this point, and I hope to post another update in the next few days. I think it will be quite dramatic and will have some wonderful combinations of color that evokes a sense of the fall season. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Southwest Landscape - Old Oak

Old Oak, 6x8" Oil on canvas
©2009, Helen Read
ready to frame

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Another southwestern landscape! These are wonderful trees that grow in central Texas. They are old, and curve back to the ground, almost as if they have grown legs. With the right curvature, you can walk along the trunk!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Think Ahead - just a little! Gift Ideas!

Prints and Note Cards - reproductions of original art!

The season of gift giving is just around the corner, and I have some ideas for small gifts (under $25.00) through larger one-of-a-kind gifts.

And here's the best part!
Buy 2 or more sets of cards, a set of cards and a print, or 2 or more prints
and receive a free gift of a small set of pastel landscape note cards (limited edition)

See what's available here at my website!

Offer available now through December 2009.

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