Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thank you ~ for the successful auction!

Great news! 
Thank you to those who participated in one way or another in the auction, 5 paintings - 5 days. 

4 of the 5 have new homes, 
They'll be living in
New York,
and in Austria! 

But most importantly, it is wonderful to be able to send 
something tangible to help with the relief work in Japan.
The proceeds of these sales will be given for that purpose.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

5 Paintings for auction - proceeds from sales to Relief efforts in Japan

Please click the image for each to see the progress of the auction. 
All auctions are finished on Thursday, March 24th. 
Each auction starts at $25.00 + shipping.
(IL residents add 8.25% sales tax.)

The proceeds of these auctions will be donated to the relief efforts in the
wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Snowscape, 8x8" Oil on canvas ©2008, Helen Read

Hollyhock Stalks, 8x8" Oil on canvas ©2008, Helen Read

Marigolds in Cobalt, 7x5" Oil on canvas ©2010, Helen Read

Old Oak, 6x8" Oil on canvas, ©2009, Helen Read

Woods Edge, 6 x 8" Oil on canvas, ©2009, Helen Read
It has been with great sadness that we have watched from afar the tragedy that has occurred in Japan during the past week.  My heart goes out to the people who are struggling to make sense of the lives that they are now living.  Many have lost everything from homes, livelihoods, communities, to families.  Some is replaceable, but some is not.   Not only do they need the basics of life right now, they need the support of those who are really too far away to take personal action.  In order to try to do that, I am hoping to sell several of the works I've created in the past few years and send the proceeds of those sales to a relief agency that is helping to provide the most essential needs of daily life to those affected, and also provide some hope for their souls. 

I hope you will participate in this effort.  Perhaps one of these small oil paintings is waiting to grace your walls.  And you will also know that your participation is benefiting someone who is living through disaster. 

Its easy to bid.  Click on the image of each painting and you'll be taken to the auction site.  

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Iridescent Flight

Iridescent Flight, 6 x 13" acrylic on canvases 
©2011, Helen Read 

This painting was an experiment working with metallics and interference paints to produce iridescence.  It consists of 2 canvases of staggered sizes.