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Friday, October 29, 2010

Work in progress - abstract

After a week or so of a lot of internet problems - I'm finally able to get online and stay there for awhile (I think).  So - I'm posting the beginning of a larger abstract on which I'm working.  This is the bare beginning - it is acrylic on paper - and is composed of many many dots.    I will keep updating this as it progresses!   Its intriguing - and a times - it feels like it may never get finished!  

Monday, October 18, 2010

Free Gift with purchase of Kitchen Art - Oct & Nov

A selection of available small kitchen art paintings

For the months of October and November, with each purchase of a small kitchen art painting, receive a Free Gift!   That's right!  The free gift is a print (see below) of a bird's nest with 3 blue eggs.  It is matted and ready to frame, measuring 8x10" (outside dimension of the mat).  This free gift applies to any small painting that has the subject matter of food!  

Please visit my website to see which paintings are available!  

Nest Eggs, 5x7" print, matted in 8x10" mat, 
ready to frame.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Something New!! Silent Auction now through Oct 30, 2010

Hollyhock Stalks,  8x8" Oil on canvas
©2008, Helen Read 
Framing is optional - deep canvas is painted around the sides

Starting bid $20.00
 (Plus $12.00 shipping in the US, IL residents must add 8.25% to the final value for sales tax.)
 Here is how it works.  Email me your bid.   I will update the current bid everyday.  Check my blog or website daily where it will be easy to follow what the most current bid is.  Please update bidding in even dollar increments.  Bidding will be finished on 10/30/2010.  Payment will be accepted through Paypal and shipment will be made by USPS.  

Now is a great opportunity to own an original oil painting ~ a beautiful rendition of
an old fashioned flower - the hollyhock. 
Place your bid today!  Check back soon!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Small Watercolor Paintings - all under $20.00!

Here is a great opportunity to own an original watercolor/mixed media painting for
under  $20.00!
(plus small additional shipping charge)

Each of these is hand painted, dated and signed.
Each is ready to mat and frame and hang in your home! 
What a great gift idea ... for yourself or
for someone you know! 

For more information on each of these, please visit my Etsy shop

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Unfolding ....

Unfolding,  8x8" graphite on clayboard
©2010, Helen Read 
Ready to mat and frame 

This is one of the things I've been working on in the last few weeks.  There is something so interesting in the way a rose is arranged ... and as it unfolds revealing more and more of itself, it is almost like a metaphor for life!      I enjoy working with graphite ~ in its time consuming way.  And I especially enjoy working with graphite on clayboard.  

Friday, October 1, 2010

Old Favorites - Yellow Halo

Yellow Halo, 7.5 x 11" watercolor on paper
©2008, Helen C Read
$60.00 - ready to mat and frame
($7.00 shipping in US - IL Residents, please add 8.25% sales tax) 

Another busy, busy weekend has arrived ... so, since I have several things in progress, but new finished, I'm posting an old favorite!  

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