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Thursday, June 27, 2013


Sunbathers, 8x10" Oil on canvas, ©2013 Helen Read 
Not for Sale 

This one is already spoken for .... My attraction to sunflowers continues, however!   There is something so delightful about the festive colors, the way they seem to turn their faces to the sun.  To me, it reminded me of sunbathers of a different sort!  

This one may become a print.  I'll keep you posted!  

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Sunrise, 7.75 x 5.5" watercolor on paper
©Helen Read, 2013
Ready to mat and frame 

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I painted this just this past week as I watched the sun rise through the beautiful canopy of the woods behind me.  What was so amazing was that moment, when the sun shines through with bright colors of the sun's fire - and everything else in that one spot of brilliance simply dissolves. 

This painting is ready to mat and frame, and then bring some beautiful color to your wall.  It is a delightful reminder of that first moment of a new morning and the promise of the day!  


Monday, June 17, 2013

The progress on my latest abstract

I'm still progressing on this - but I am very close to the final brush marks.   This one is rather larger, therefore it is taking much more time to complete.   This one is part of the Creation Series I've been working on. There is much to say about it, but I will wait until I'm finished to make explanation. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Golden Iris

Golden Iris,  6x6" Acrylic on clayboard 
©2013 Helen Read 
Ready to Frame 
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Its been quite awhile since I've offered a monthly offer at a special price.  And its been awhile since I've been painting in this smaller scale.  This particular painting is done in a looser style, and it has a somewhat textured appearance in the background.  What isn't readily visible here is that there are some metallic touches of paint on the flower and in the yellow parts of the background.  One sees the golden touch at certain angles as the light reflects off of it. 

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It is ready to ship and will be at your door in just a few days!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Back at the easel!

This small painting is still in progress!  I've been exploring new supports with acrylic.   This is clayboard.  A few finishing touches are still needed here - but its kind of nice to be working small again.  Most of this spring, I've been working on larger paintings - this is why I haven't posted as often.

Also, its has been an unusually busy spring.  My youngest has graduated from college and now wedding plans for this summer are underway.  And, of course, the end of a school semester is always very busy - but this year, much more than usual.  My last day of school was yesterday, so I do plan to be at my easel much more than just lately.

I'll post the finished version of this one in the next few days.
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