Thursday, June 10, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Monday, May 31, 2021
Peonies are one of my favorites! This little watercolor is my free download print
for the month of June!
It's available to my friends who have subscribed to my email list... every month I have a little free gift like this - maybe you'd like to join us!? No pressure... no purchases are necessary...
We just stay in touch and I share what's happening in my studio!
This link will get you all set up to join us!
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Sunspots, 9x12" oil on linen panel
Not far from where I live there is an old farm. It's a step into history. On the approach to the farm, there's a bridge over a creek and this painting is a view that I saw as the sun dipped farther toward the horizon. Just a few bright spots of color landed in the deepening shadows.
Moments of complete tranquility... the lazy flow of water, light and shadow, and blues against greens.
A sense of another place and time!
Just for the Month of May 2021,
This painting can come to you (domestic postage paid) ready to hang!!
(IL residents, please add 8% sales tax)
Unframed: $205.00 (regularly priced at $255)
framed: $249.00 (regularly priced at $295)
Framing is a matte black contemporary wooden frame. It is 1.5" deep and
approx 3/4" wide on the face. This option simplifies the decision,
purchase, and waiting period for framing to occur. When you receive your
painting, it is ready to hang!
(Photo available on request. Please email me)
My garden in May - even before the dandelions demand attention, these early arrivals bring joy in their colors and delicate smells. This little watercolor represents those first delights of spring time after a long, gray winter. Lily of the Valley and Brunnera; delicate and lovely. A proclamation that life is returning!
This little watercolor was a free download to my friends in my May newsletter. Each month, I make a new work of art available to those who have subscribed! It's easy to join :). Click here ~ be added and at the beginning of each new month, you'll get a colorful, newsy note and downloadable art... and other fun surprises!
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Studios have to be cleaned too!
I need to make room for new works - so these featured paintings need to find their new home! See below for a larger photo and purchase links!
Don't delay... 4/30 is just around the corner - and as you can see, the cottage painting has already found it's new home!
Domestic shipping is included in this great price.
And there's a framed option and unframed option for each of them.
The frames are wooden - 1.5" deep and 3/4" on the face.
They are either (as noted) black or cherry wood.
Post sale - Visit my website! There's more to be seen!
Monday, April 5, 2021
Beyond the Now, 16 x 20" oil on canvas
painted around the sides - ready to frame (perfect for a floating frame)
©2021 Helen Read
(domestic shipping included, IL residents please add 8% sales tax)
The earth in vibrant color hints at a future time when Creation is restored.
Colors vibrate - the earth is pulses with life.
All is again as it was in the Creator's first plan.
That's what I hope to let the viewer imagine. Of course, we can only imagine,
and yet, most likely our imagination isn't big enough!
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Yes... the gift of color and life seems to burst forth in April. What a welcome relief from the cold and grayness of winter. This little watercolor is a bit of an experiment with some new materials. The transparency and vivid colors are to their credit! I am trying out Yarka's SemiMoist watercolors, and they are passing with flying colors! (literally!) :).
This painting is available as a free download for those who receive my monthly newsletter... Along with cool discounts and a a first view of new work. Join in!! I love adding to my group of friends!
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Who doesn't love a free gift!?
I don't know that person!
This little mini oil painting is going to one of my newsletter friends in February...
and it could be you!
Every few months I have a drawing for a FREE Painting.
This little 3x3" painting with it's own tiny easel will be winging its way to someone in the next couple weeks! It's not too late to enter.
Sign up to receive my monthly news note and all the details about how to enter are right there!
Plus, you'll get a free painting download every month that you can print for your own use.
Let's stay in touch! :)
Saturday, December 12, 2020
18x14" oil on canvas
painted around the sides
©2020 Helen Read - ready to frame
(Domestic shipping included,
IL residents please add 8% sales tax)
I love that very first hint of a change of seasons - a change of colors - a change in the air, in birdsong, in the feel of the wind. The weather is still warm, the sun casts its heat on colors, even the shadows are warm... but there it is, a first debut of yellow and orange. Autumn is on it's way!
This painting captures that moment and the sense of change in the air.
It' is painted in thick paint and vivid color. Painted around the sides, it is perfect for a floating frame.
Visit my website for more paintings is vivid color!
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
But Bluejays stay for the duration!
One of my friends will be the winner and this mini-painting (3x3" with it's own display easel) will stay in it's new home this winter! It could be YOU!
All you need to to is be part of my email friends - you'll get a once a month newsy note which always contains
something special as a gift. Every few months there is a give away contest, like this little bluejay painting.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Here's a little reminder of the beauty we enjoy during the warm days of the year.