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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Wildflowers - finished

Wildflowers   9x6" oil on gessoboard 
©2018 Helen Read 

 $130.00
ready to frame
 Domestic shipping included,  IL residents please add 8% sales tax



It all started with a wander through the woods on a beautiful sunny day.  It's one of those moments of renewal that I often take time to do.  Along the trail, this was the moment that most stood out to me as a surprise greeting - an array of sunny yellow wildflowers blithely dancing on the breeze.  They seemed to literally glow as the sunlight cast it's beautiful golden light, while the darker backdrop of the woods gave them even more definition.

This kind of unexpected surprise is what makes landscape painting so compelling to me - it transports me into the beauty and joy of God's creation.  It seems to me that He has shared something special as a personal gift! 

To see the beginning stages of this painting in video format of this painting, please click here. 

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Just a start! Wildflowers


 


Just getting started on a new landscape! 
I thought you might like to see the first sitting (in 4x speed!) 

Kinda fun to watch it get a start.   I'm painting on gessoboard with transparent oil paints to start - later when the first layer has been laid in, I'll add opaque paints.  

Of course, there's more to be done on this!  So check back later this week and see the final result!   
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Congratulations! A winner in Texas!

The Fledgling,  3x3 oil on canvas
©Helen Read

The March contest winner of this little mini painting lives in Texas! 
How exciting!   In just a few days this little guy will be winging his way south to a new home. 
Included in that package will be a small easel for display in a bookshelf or a desk top. 
I love painting these little gems and giving them to my friends, which I do every few months.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Flower Sale!

It's SPRING TIME! 
and I need to do a little spring cleaning...
I have a few beautiful flower paintings that haven't found their home yet
So, through the month of March, I'm offering the ones you see below  @ 25% savings from their usual selling price. 
Plant your garden!

Right in your own home for year round color!
Coneflower, 5x7" oil on canvas
Painted around sides - no need to frame
©Helen Read

$67
(Usual selling price $90)
Includes domestic shipping!
IL residents, please add 8% sales tax. 



Front and Center - Coneflower -  8x8" Oil on canvas
Painted around sides - no need to frame
©Helen Read




 $113
(usual selling price of $150)
Includes domestic shipping!
IL residents, please add 8% sales tax.  


Coneflower 2,  7x5" oil on canvas
Painted around sides - no need to frame
©Helen Read


$67
(Usual selling price $90)
Includes domestic shipping!
IL residents, please add 8% sales tax.

The above 3 Coneflower paintings can make a beautiful grouping,

To buy all 3 together, take 30% off regular selling price
$231.00 
(That's $99 savings!  Wow!)

Includes domestic shipping!
IL residents, please add 8% sales tax. 

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Winter Blooms, 8x10" oil on canvas
ready to frame
©Helen Read

$135.00
(usual selling price $180.00)Includes Domestic Shipping
(IL residents, please add 8% sales tax) 







Spring Tulips,  12x9" oil on gesso board
Ready to Frame
©Helen Read

$183.00
(usual selling price $245)
Includes Domestic Shipping
(IL residents please add 8%sales tax) 






Poppies in Bloom, 6x12" oil on gesso board
Ready to Frame
©Helen Read 

$120.00
(usual selling price$160)
 Includes Domestic Shipping
(IL residents please add 8%sales tax) 




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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Scent-sational!

Scentsational,  8x8" oil on gessoboard
©2018 Helen Read

$150.00
Ready to Frame

Includes domestic shipping,  IL residents please add 8% sales tax. 




The beautiful rose, by any other name...  would still be just as challenging to paint!
I love roses with all their twists and turns and spiraling shapes that have many changes in color and value.
Painting them presents a challenge though. Depicting their intricacies with various tints and shades of paint requires great observation and a little bit of invention!

 I hope you can almost smell their fragrance, as you look down into this arrangement of long stemmed pink roses,
carnations, and baby's breath.


This little detail show the brushstrokes and texture incorporated into the painting, as well as a few of the subtle
colors that are visible upon closer inspection.
And though it comes unframed, this is what it might look like with a simple black frame:


Colorful and cheerful - a visual reminder that spring is on it's way!

What space at your house needs a little floral cheer!?  (this beautiful floral could be on it's way to you right away!)

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