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Friday, January 22, 2010

Auction for Relief in Haiti - Red Poppies

Red Poppies, 8x8" Oil on canvas w/Gold Leaf
©2008, Helen Rea d
Gallery Wrapped, painted around the sides

This painting has helped raise money to help with the relief efforts in

All profits from the sale of this painting will be donated for
Relief in Haiti - through World Vision.
Now is a great time to help our neighbors who are suffering injury, homelessness,
and devastating personal loss from the earthquake a few days ago.
This auction is a wonderful way to acquire an original painting for your home,
and to know that you've contributed to the care of those who are deeply in need!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Green Ribbons

Ribbons of Green, 11.5 x 8.5 colored pencil on black drawing paper
©2010, Helen Read

Here is the same idea as the previous post... but, this time, done in greens. The shapes and linear aspects of it continue to intrigue me as well as the wonderful colors that are possible using prismacolor pencils, which have great qualities of mixing.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ribbons of Blue

Ribbons of Blue, approx 9 x 11.5" Colored Pencil on Black Paper
©2010, Helen Read

This drawing came out of a classroom assignment I have given my students. Their assignment wasn't this ... but it did bring to my mind this! I was intrigued by the idea of ribbons interwoven and knotted and how they would reflect light and shadow. Plus their undulating shapes and lines are ... well, interesting!

The paper is smooth, black drawing paper - about 180#. And, the colored pencils are Prismacolor.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A look at other media

From time to time, I depart from my typical oil paintings and
work with watercolor and/or acrylic used as watercolor.
Its a different experience from start to finish, but the results are quite nice!

Yellow Halo, 7.5 x 11" watercolor on paper
©2008, Helen C Read
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White Hosta - 7 x 8" watercolor on paper
©2008, Helen C Read
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Purple Kale, 7 x 10" watercolor on paper
©2008, Helen C Read
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Working in new ways is good for the artistic spirit! 2010 will be a year to try new things and to see what kinds of new creativity occurs!

Happy New Year to you! May it be a year of new experiences and new kinds of creativity!
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