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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winter Resident

December Featured Painting!
Through 12-31-2011

Winter Resident, 6x6" Oil on canvas
©2011, Helen Read
ready to frame
(Please add $10.00 shipping in US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)


Here, where I live - we have cardinals that reside with us all winter.  Their bright colors are so evident on the snowiest and coldest days.  I often wonder how they survive, but they seem to do quite well!  I also see their presence as a beautiful expression of how God provides for our needs in the not-so-plentiful seasons of life! 

For just this month of December, I'm featuring this painting at $30.  That's an amazing discount!  After December, if it hasn't sold, it will revert to its usual price of $100.  Now's a great time to purchase for Christmas giving or for your own home!  It's an eye catching spot of color to brighten winter! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

What I've been up to lately

 This is actually a commission, but its kept me busy for the last few weeks.  It measures 11 x 16".  I started by making the canvas.  I prefer to make my own; there's a great craft in stretching a canvas, sizing it and priming it.  It is painted with oils (Gamblin). 

It will be out of the studio very soon ~ off to its new home.  I'm happy with its outcome!  Its been a fun thing to do ~ I hope the client likes it as much as I do!    I'll post the final picture when its completed.

For more information on commissioning a painting - please email me

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spiraling Leaf

Spiraling Leaf, 6x6" graphite on clayboard
©2011, Helen Read 
Ready to Frame 
For more information about the purchase of this drawing, please click here.

This small drawing is pencil on clayboard.  I really like the way clayboard and graphite work together! It is a very smooth surface on a rigid board, about 3/8" thick.  
The curl and shape of these kinds of leaves intrigue me.  This drawing starts to lean toward abstraction as I tried to emphasize the wonderful shapes it has.   This would make a very nice addition to  a small space!   Its easy to have it sent to your house!   Click the link above to find out how!  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Autumn in full color

Autumn's Glory,  10x8" Acrylic on Canvas 
©2010, Helen Read 
Ready to frame

To find out how to hang this colorful abstract on your wall, please click here. 

This painting is one of a set of 4 depicting the 4 seasons.  To see the set, please click here.  

Autumn is here!   It is really quite beautiful, although I always feel a little sad about saying goodbye to the warm weather, the birds, & the leaves.   In this painting, it seemed the best way to comment on the season was to allow the canvas to explode with color!   Where I live, the color is glorious!  

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