Thursday, June 25, 2009

My new promo - win a FREE painting!

Free Painting Offer!
Join our studio group or introduce your friends & enter a drawing to win a free painting - what could be better!?
One of my summer goals is to increase the size of my email list. Are you a member? Do you have friends who might be interested? I need your introductions!

So, for
each friend referral who is willing to sign up for my email list, I will enter your name into a drawing for a free painting. (If you are not yet a member, please apply the same guidelines to yourself!) The free painting is not just any painting, its your commission of a floral done in watercolor. For the winner, the painting will be post card size, and you choose the flower! I will complete it and mail it to you, ready to frame.

In order to be properly entered into the drawing, please do the following:
1. Obtain the permission of your friend(s) (this is very important, because I don't want to violate your friend's trust or begin sending information to them unexpectedly!)
2. Email me the names and email addresses of the friends you are submitting. Be sure to include your own name so I know who sent the addresses! my email address --
In the subject line include - Friends!
3. I will send an email to your friend, verifying they agree to be added.
4. Your friend will receive a small gift for being added. (A small set of notecards)
5. Your name goes into the drawing which will be held on July 15.
6. The winner will be notified and decide what flower I should paint.
7. Within a week or so, your painting will arrive!

Your name can be entered multiple times, depending on the number of friends who sign up for our group.

I hope you will have some fun with this and participate by sending me introductions! It seems like a win-win-win situation!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Auction - Hollyhocks in Bloom

Hollyhocks in Bloom, 8x8" Oil on Canvas
deep wrapped canvas, painted around sides - framing is optional
©2008, Helen Read

auction ended.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Another small landscape study:

Meadow, 6x8" Oil pastel on paper
matted in white and ready to frame
(Please add $10.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

Monday, June 15, 2009

The kind of landscapes that intrigue me!

Morning Light - Landscape study - 6 x 8" oil pastel on paper
matted in white and ready to frame
(Please add $10.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Time for an auction!

Whimsical, Funky Cat - 8x8" Acrylic on Canvas (deep wrapped, painted around sides)
beginning bid - $15.00

Auction Results - This painting is moving to North Carolina!

The little cat painting you see above was finished last year - and I'm putting it out there for auction! Its funky and fun ... done in an expressionistic style. If you are looking for something a little quirky for a small space, maybe this is it! It would also make a great addition to a child's room! I'm starting summer off with a little offering - beginning bid at a drastically reduced price! I have some other fun ideas ready to unfold.... keep checking back!

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