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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Continued work and progress

As yet untitled - 22 x 30" Acrylic on paper 

My work on this abstract continues!   As you can see it is made of multiple circles and dots.  It has been time consuming - but the effect is beginning to emerge. 
I'll continue to post my progress!  
Stay tuned!! 


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's Day is approaching!

Valentine Note Cards with Original Art
A set of 10 (2 of each design) 
$15.00/set
each card is blank and measures 4.25x5.5" - envelopes included 

Send a Valentine to someone special this year! 


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mid-Winter Warmup ~ Auction!

7 Day Auction! Ends 1/28/13Have either of these (or both!) sent to you!  The starting bids are very low
 
Click the link below each image to see the details on each.  
White Peony, 8x8" Oil on canvas
©Helen Read
(in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe)
Ready to Frame


Fence Line, 5x7" Oil on canvas 
©Helen Read
Ready to Frame 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Continuing Work...

As you can see - my work is continuing. I'm starting to add more color - and yet, for this painting, not a lot of color will be added.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Continuing the abstract

I had started this larger piece before the Christmas/New Year - then finals week at school - break. I'm now working on it again. It takes time, being made of many dots - it's larger (22x30"). Color is minimal at the moment. I'm just concentrating on value. It will be part of a series - building on an idea . I'll keep posting my progress!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Irish Coast


Irish Coast,  7x9" watercolor/ink on paper
©2013, Helen Read 
$80.00
ready to mat and frame
(Please add $10.00 shipping in US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

A first painting for 2013!
Here, I wanted to capture a sense of place - somewhat sparse in environment, rugged, coastal mist just in the distance.  Using ink on a textured surface (140# watercolor paper) and muted tones of color help create that overall feel.



To purchase painting matted in an off-white matting at additional small fee,
please email me for details.



Saturday, January 5, 2013

Looking back and looking ahead


I think its always good to look back just a little bit at the end of an endeavor, or in this case, a year. 
Its been quite a year here.   I've had many things to demand my attention:  work as a public school teacher, family -  with a son getting married and now, a daughter engaged and planning a wedding,  my own continuing education (15 graduate hours in the past year), and then, just the regular demands of life.  But, through it all, I've managed to continue painting and blogging.  The images above show some of my work that is now a part of other households.   
Selling is always an encouragement - and it gives some sense of hope about our difficult economy. 

So, the new year begins!   I will be continuing my painting and posting. 
I'm always looking to increase my email list - its FREE and I send only 1 or 2 emails a month, so you will not be inundated.  I never share your address, either!   If you already are on my list, please inform your friends, its always great to get to know those who love art!   

Please keep in touch this year!
And we shall see what this new year brings.  


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year ~ with a special New Year's offer!

A new year has begun! Happy 2013!
May it be a wonderful year!
See special offer below

 A brief look back.... A year ago ~ January 2012 ~ this was new from my easel. 
Glade, 6x8" Oil Pastel on Paper
©2012, Helen Read
Ready to mat and frame
$25.00 + shipping



Secret Path, 8x10" Acrylic on canvas
©2012, Helen Read
Ready to frame
$150.00 + shipping






These 2 are still available, though many others painted in January and through the year of 2012 have been sent to their new homes.   

SPECIAL OFFER! 
(Please note:  I am only able to extend this special offer on domestic shipping, as international shipping makes this offer prohibitive.  For my international friends, I will refund the amount of domestic shipping to you.)

Purchase either one of these 2 during the first week of January 2013, and I will refund the shipping charges!   PayPal will add the charge on as it is programmed to do - but I will refund the shipping charge to you before I send it!  

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