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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Looking ahead!

Wrapped,  9 x 12" colored pencil on black paper
©2010, Helen Read 

Just a few weeks from now, we will be in the midst of the Christmas Holidays. 
Wishing you a season of peace and joy as you
prepare for the season,  remembering the Reason for the season! 

I'll be posting more soon! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Morning Fog

Morning Fog,  5.5x6" Watercolor on paper
©2012, Helen Read

This is something I am doing for another project, but its been suggested that this needs to be made
into something larger.  So, perhaps that will be coming.
This is what I woke up to the other morning from my back window - quite ethereal and
mysterious!   It made a nice little study. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bird and Berries ~ Featured Painting for the Holidays!

Bird and Berries, 7x5" Oil on canvas
©2012, Helen Read 
Ready to frame
(please add $12.00 US shipping, Int'l shipping is additional, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax).

What a busy season it has been.  After returning from a cross-country trip for my son's wedding,
it has taken me just a bit to get back into stride with studio work and
my regular daily work teaching.  So, this little painting has taken a little time, but I'm posting it now.  What a great time to get a gift for yourself or for someone else at an exceptional value!  

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Edge of Shadow

The Edge of Shadow, 9x12" colored pencil on black paper
©2011 Helen Read 
$100.00 (unmatted)
(shipping in US, please add $12.00, International shipping is additional,  IL residents, please add 8.25% sales tax)
$115.00  (matted to fit a 16x20" frame)
(shipping in US please add $12.00 for matted size,  international shipping is additional;
IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax).

Unmatted option - $100.00 + shipping

Matted option - $115.00 + shipping

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Barely There

Barely There, 10x8" Oil on Canvas
©2009, Helen Read
Ready to Frame
(shipping $12.00 in US - IL residents, please add 8.25% sales tax.) 
Reposting a fall painting from a couple years back.  This is just what it looks like around here at this time of year.  The very few clinging leaves are paper thin and dried, rustling as the wind blows. 
A little stark - but beautiful in its time and season.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November Gathering

November Gathering,  8x8" Oil on canvas
©Helen Read 
$120.00 - deep wrap canvas, painted on sides - framing optional
($12.00 shipping in US - IL Residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

This is a repost of a "November painting" a few years ago.  
The colors are in a complementary color scheme - and very true to the kinds of colors we find this time of year. 
Still one of my favorites! 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Leeks in November!

Leeks in November!  7x6" colored pencil on gray drawing paper 
©2012, Helen Read 

Yesterday, in early November, I pulled a few leeks from my garden.  I don't have much that is still growing - a few leeks, cabbages, kale, and lettuce.   As I washed the roots, I had to laugh! 
Such a wild array of protrusions!   And, I thought them worthy of a picture with exaggerated color.  
A little celebration, I guess, of line and shape ~ and a Creator's sense of humor!  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall Harvest

Apples on Damask,  6 x 12" Oil on canvas 
©2010, Helen Read 
Ready to Frame
(shipping $20.00 in US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax. Int'l shipping is additional
Posting another painting from a couple Novembers ago.  This still life was one in which I was challenged to create a damask setting with its reflected light on the fabric, the pattern in the weave and shadows.  Also, of course, I wanted to get the deep reds and green of the apples with their reflected light. 
I used a very traditional approach - starting with a grisaille painting. 

It would be the perfect addition to a dining room or kitchen!  I'd love to package it up and send it to you!

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