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Monday, October 26, 2015

Autumn - Lake Ellyn

Autumn - Lake Ellyn,  8x10" Oil on canvas
© 2015, Helen Read 
Ready to Frame 
(Please add $20 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax) 

Fall has had a late start this year!  In fact, the fall colors are just now beginning to come out when often at this time of year most of the leaves are already fallen.  I wondered if it had passed us by, but we have had quite a beautiful fall after all.  This painting was begun this summer as a value study, and then, I added the color this fall, just as the colors were beginning to show!  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Nearing the home stretch on this little painting!

I've been working along on this fall landscape, which I started in the summer! I just have a little more to do in the foreground.  
I'll post the final form soon! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Yes, this is the painting I started this summer - and since the colors have all changed, I'm reworking this for this season.  It's still got a ways to go before its done. I like the colors and the sense of fall... It makes more sense to observe and paint than to try to remember what it looked like 3 or more months ago! 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Finishing a landscape

This summer, before my big move, I started a watery landscape.  Now my studio is finally put together and I'm able to get back to working on its completion.  

It seems very green and lush now that it is fall, but when I started it- everything was very, very green! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Summer's End

Withered Beauty - sunflower, 15 x 15" Watercolor/mixed media on paper
©2012, Helen Read 
ready to mat and frame 
(Shipping $20.00 in US, additional costs internationally, IL residents, please add 8.25% sales tax) 
Looking back a few years, this watercolor painting is the perfect depiction of summer's end.  Its gotten a little bit chilly here these past few weeks.  I'm still hoping for more warm weather ~ just can't find much enthusiasm for ice, snow, wind and below zero temps.  I loved the dried and curled appearance of the petals and the leaves on this withered sunflower.  All rather challenging to paint! 

It is ready to be shipped, but will have to be shipped in a larger sized flat box.
Matting and framing are not included 
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