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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine's Day Special!! Now through 2/14/2014

Just for Valentine's Day ... a special offer! 
One of a kind!  Purchase now and receive it in time for Valentine's Day!
Winter Wood, 8x6"Oil on canvas
©2013, Helen Read


Purple Veined Petunia, 5x5" Oil on canvas
©Helen Read

 Red Velvet, 5x5" Oil on canvas
©Helen Read

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Red Door

The Red Door,  5.5x7.5" watercolor and ink on paper
©2014, Helen Read 
matted in off white matting and ready to frame in 9x11" frame

The red door grabbed my attention!  A quiet street, gardens and flowers, a white picket fence, and a red door demanding that we stop and look!  And it all seems to fit perfectly!  This small painting is from a scene in Cape Cod... and is posted in the Virtual Paintout website.
I've worked in both watercolor and ink to create the sense of place. 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

January .... a look back

Presence, 22x15" - acrylic on paper 
©2011 Helen Read

There seems to be no end to all the busy-ness of this season!   Its been a great season of family visits... and there's been extraordinary busy-ness at work with an old semester (final exams and grading) finishing up and a new semester (150 or so new names and faces to learn - and a new semester to get started).   
This is a joyful painting from a few Januarys ago... I'm reposting it as I work on some new things in the studio.   I very much hope to have something new and interesting posted soon!! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A new year.... a new abstract continues.

2013 has ended and now we begin 2014.   I look forward to new ideas, new work, and new postings. 
In review, last year was incredibly busy.... and my studio work reflected that.
But, was also working on a series of abstracts, which are continuing into 2014. 

The one above is one of those which is now nearing completion. 
This represents the day of creation when the waters of the earth were separated from dry land.  
What is a little difficult to see here, is the iridescent colors and the glimmer of metallics in a few places.  It isn't quite done, but it is getting near! 
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