Monday, December 22, 2014

Finally - its about finished!

Landscape Commission (title yet undecided) 
20 x 26" Oil on canvas
©2014 Helen Read

Its been awhile since I posted a painting - and this is why!  A larger work that was a commission.
That - plus the busy time of year - is why its been awhile! 
More to come in the new year!! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Barely there as Autumn slips away



Barely There,  10x8" oil on canvas
©Helen Read 
Framed in a simple black frame (see below) and comes ready to hang! 
$199.00
(Please add $20.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax.)

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Autumn Color

Autumn Color, 7 x 4.75" watercolor on Yupo paper 
©2014, Helen Read 
matted in white to fit a 12 x 9" frame
$80.00
(Please add $10.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)







Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Oil Pastel Landscapes

Original Oil Pastel Landscapes 
Each of these is matted in white and ready to frame in a 9 x12" frame
Each measures 6x8" (unmatted size) and is priced at
$45.00

 (Please add $10.00 shipping; IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)
Please note, if purchasing more than 1 being shipped to the same address, adjustment will be made in the form of a refund for excess shipping

 (please click the links below for links to each painting)

 Top row - left to right: 

Middle Row - left to right

Bottom Row - left to right


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Woodland Oil Pastel


Woodland, 8.5 x 6" Oil pastel on paper
©Helen Read
matted and ready to frame in 12 x 9" frame
$45.00
(please add $10.00 shipping in the US,  IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax) 





Thursday, September 25, 2014

First Yellow Leaf of Fall

Yellow Leaf - 5 x 3.75" mixed media on paper
matted and ready to frame in 8x6" frame
©Helen Read

$35.00
(Please add $10.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hibiscus Bloom

Hibiscus Bloom, 4.5 x 4.5" watercolor and acrylic on paper
© 2014 Helen Read
matted in white matting to fit an 8x8" frame


SOLD

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Birches

Swedish Birches,  7x10" Oil pastel on illustration board
©2014, Helen Read 
matted in white to fit 11x14" frame

$60.00
(Please add $10.00 for shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Callas at Sunrise

Callas at Sunrise, 12x16" Oil on canvas
©2014, Helen Read
Ready to frame
$435.00
(Please add $20.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lavender and Marigold Watercolor/Acrylic

Lavender and Marigold,  4 7/8" x 7.5" watercolor/acrylic on Yupo
©2014, Helen Read
matted to fit 8x10" frame
(ready to frame)

SOLD


Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Edge of the Garden

The Edge of the Garden, 12 x 9" Oil on Canvas
©2014, Helen Read
Ready to Frame

$275.00
(Please add $20.00 shipping in the US,  IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)


 


Friday, August 8, 2014

7 Years!! I'm celebrating!!

      Seven years ago, I started blogging and painting with a lot more intention ....  and what an incredible experience it is and has been!!   I've learned so much - and I've also made many new friends.   There have been times of more productivity and times of less.  Through it all, I've continued my full-time job as a public high school teacher and I've continued to take graduate classes for my professional development. 
      What else has happened?  All my children have grown and married, I've lost beloved pets and gained new ones.  And through it all, I've painted and created new works, experimented with new things, learned more about marketing, sold quite a number of things, and enjoyed the whole thing!
      To commemorate this anniversary,  I'm offering 2 of my small daily paintings at a deep discount -

50% off - through the month of August!
on these 2 small works:
Steep Ascent, 6x6" Oil on canvas
©Helen Read
Ready to Frame
$100.00  $50.00 for the month of August
(Please add $10.00 shipping in the US,  IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)


SOLD
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Pink Hollyhock, 6x6" Oil on canvas
©Helen Read
Ready to Frame
$100.00
(Please add $12.00 shipping in the US,  IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Steep Ascent


Steep Ascent, 6x6" Oil on canvas
©2014, Helen Read 
ready to frame
$100.00
(Please add $12.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

SPECIAL OFFER - Celebrating my 7th Year of blogging!! 
Purchase this painting from my Etsy shop!  Apply the coupon code - AUG14
and receive a 50% discount!  That's right... $50.00 for this small painting. 
Now through the month of August! 
(to take advantage of this offer, you must purchase through Etsy!)
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SOLD


This little landscape came from a street view of a roadway along the coast of Mykonos - one of the Greek Isles.   It first struck me visually, that it was like a roadway ascending into the sky.  Rugged, steep, yet quite beautiful in it starkness.  It needs a home now and is ready to send! 
(This painting has been submitted to the Virtual Paintout blog to appear with their July submissions). 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Country Pathway

Country Pathway (Vladivostok)   7 x 11.5" Oil Pastel on mat board
©2014 Helen Read 
matted in white and ready to frame in 12 x 16" frame
(Please add $10.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

$65.00

Monday, June 2, 2014

Iris ~ Giclee Print!

Descanso Iris Print
10.5 x 7" matted in white to fit a 14 x11" frame
(ready to frame) 

$59.00
(Please add $10.00 shipping in US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

This original painting is now available as a giclee print!   It is printed on a textured watercolor-type archival paper with vibrant inks.

What is a giclee print?  The term  "Giclee print" refers to advanced technology in printmaking. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks on fine archival paper.  This process yields a higher color accuracy than other means of reproduction, as well as excellence in image quality and fine detail. And because inks and paper are archival, prints are light-fast and non water soluble.  It is rather difficult to tell the original from the print! 
Its a terrific way to hang a lovely piece of art at a great price! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Oil pastel - First Breath of Spring

First Breath of Spring, 8x8" oil pastel on illustration board
©2014 Helen Read
matted in white to fit 12x12" frame
$50.00
(Please add $10.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax) 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

3 sisters - Lilies

3 Sisters - Descanso Lilies,  7.5 x 9.5" Watercolor on Yupo
©Helen Read, 2014
matted in white to fit a 11x14" frame

$100.00
(Please add $12.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Descanso Iris

Descanso Iris,  11x 7.5" watercolor on paper
©2014 Helen Read 
$100.00
Matted in white to fit 14x11" frame
(Please add 12.00 shipping - IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Greenhouse Blooms

Greenhouse Blooms, 7x11" watercolor, acrylic, ink on paper
©2014, Helen Read 
matted (white) and ready to frame in 11x14" frame
$100.00
(please add $12.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Marshes - Oil pastel


Marshes, approx 6.5 x 9" Oil pastel on illustration board
©2014 Helen Read
matted and ready to frame in 11x14" frame 

$50.00
(Please add $10.00 shipping in US,  IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Foliage and Rose

Foliage and Rose, 9.25x11.25" ink and acrylic on illustration board
©2014, Helen Read
Ready to mat and frame 

$100.00
(Please add $12.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)

I suggest a white matting and a frame of approximately 14x16".

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons,  22x15" acrylic on paper
©Helen Read, 2014
Ready to mat and frame



For more information on the purchase of this piece, please email me.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine's Day Special!!

Just for Valentine's Day ... a special offer! 
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One of a kind!  Purchase now and receive it in time for Valentine's Day!
 
Winter Wood, 8x6"Oil on canvas
©2013, Helen Read

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Purple Veined Petunia, 5x5" Oil on canvas
©Helen Read
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 Red Velvet, 5x5" Oil on canvas
©Helen Read

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Red Door

The Red Door,  5.5x7.5" watercolor and ink on paper
©2014, Helen Read 
matted in off white matting and ready to frame in 9x11" frame

SOLD