Friday, August 28, 2009

Icy Riverbank, 11x14" Oil on canvas
©2009, Helen Read

For more information on the availability of this painting, please email me

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunset sky

Streak of Orange, 6x8" oil pastel on paper
©2009, Helen Read
matted in white and ready to frame
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All these smaller studies are available for purchase... They are matted  and ready to frame, and the price is VERY affordable!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Snowy Bank

Snowy Bank, 6x8" Oil pastel on paper
©Helen Read
matted in white and ready to frame
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Voter Response - 1st and 2nd place.

(Darkening Skies - above - Sold)

Both landscapes are Oil Pastel, 6x8" - ready to mat and frame.
©2009, Helen Read

The informal poll I took has resulted in a winner! The top painting - got the most votes. Then the one below it got the next highest total. You all mentioned the dramatic skies and the color choices. The diagonal composition in the top one was also mentioned, and it is more subtle - but also rather diagonal in the lower one.

Thanks for your input! Its always a help to know what other people think as they view a painting! Now - I've also had several suggestions for these to be put on notecards - hmmmm. We shall see!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Just a small review of my June and July in landscapes!
S0 - I'm interested in your opinion... Here are 9 of my summer landscapes - most are oil pastel on paper - with a few oil paintings included. Which one is you fav? And, why? I'd really like to find out what moves the viewer and why. Leave a comment below. Let's number them 1 - 9, left to right, starting at the top. (or you could use row 1, #1 - for instance). Maybe you like the colors, maybe you like the sense of place or atmosphere, maybe you like the structure of the painting... whatever it is that speaks to you - I'd love to know!

By the way, these are all available! To find out more about that - please click here!