Saturday, September 23, 2017

Summer Geraniums

September Geranium, 8x8" graphite on clayboard
©2017 Helen Read 

$120.00
(ready to frame)
(please add $15 domestic shipping,  IL residents, please add 8% sales tax)


 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Join the Fun!!


That's right!  Last month, my special offer included a "member discount" for one of my newest 
paintings AND a contest to pick a winner for a free original painting! 

There's just 1 catch....

 I only make this offer available on my newsletter list.  

It's actually a win-win, because you will get: 

  • About 1 email a month with lots of visuals and news from my studio (and sometimes other news!)
  • Special monthly discounts, give-aways, and contests 
  • A chance to give me input about future projects and work. (Your opinion counts!)
  • Also, you will often see things first or hear about new ideas before anyone else does. 
  • If you send me your birthday month, I'll send you a little something special
  • New members get a little gift for signing up!
  • Being a newsletter member is  FREE!  (Not much in our world is free, when you think about it)
  • And your information is safe - I use a secure service and I never share your information 

It's so easy to sign up.  Just fill out the information below and you'll be signed up and will receive the next newsletter which will come out around the first part of October!  

So, why not? 
There's nothing to lose and lots that you'll enjoy receiving from me!
And while I'm thinking of it, maybe you have friends whom you know would be interested in joining too.  
So please share my information with them.
(And let me know by email if you referred a friend.  If they become a member, I'll send you a thank you!)



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Unfolding ...


Unfolding, 8x8" graphite on clayboard
©Helen Read 

$120.00(Please add $12.00 domestic shipping, IL residents please add 8% sales tax) 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Autumn Approaches

Withered Beauty - sunflower, 15 x 15" Watercolor/mixed media on paper
© Helen Read 
matted in white to fit 20x20" frame
ready to frame 
$175.00
(Shipping $15.00 in US, additional costs internationally, IL residents, please add 8% sales tax) 




There is a beauty - even in the withering - the paper thin drying of the petals, still retaining a bit of their color.
Autumn is approaching... you can feel it in the air.
Yet, even in this transition from full bloom into dormancy, there is a certain beauty.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hurricane Relief Auction!

You cannot watch the news without a heavy heart~
Here's a way to offer some support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

I've started an auction of these 2 original oil paintings.
All proceeds will be donated for disaster relief in SE Texas and Louisiana.
Auction ends Wednesday 9/6/17 approx 5pm - CST
 
Star of Bethlehem (Chicago Flower Market), 8x10" oil on gesso board
©2017 Helen Read
(ready to frame) 

This auction starts at $120 bid with free domestic shipping! 

SOLD


Sunflower Basket, 10x8" oil on gesso board
©2017 Helen Read 
(ready to frame)

This auction starts at $120.00 bid with free domestic shipping! 

SOLD


I was born and raised in Texas, so this disaster seems a little close to home, even though I do not currently live in that area.  This auction is a way that I can turn a surface, paint, and my vision into practical help.  And, it is a way that someone (like you) can own lovely original artwork! 

I hope you will participate.  Time is limited to just a few days.  Click the links to see how the auction is progressing, lend a hand and make a bid!  I'd love to package these paintings and send one of them to your house!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Drawing to Win an Original MiniPainting!

This MiniPainting Could Alight at Your House!


Little Finch, 3x3" oil on canvas
©2017 Helen Read

As tiny as a little finch itself, this small painting is textured and detailed and
it will be sent to a lucky winner
in September!  

My September newsletter will be sent in another few days with the full information about how to enter the contest and win this original painting (with it's small easel).  It is the perfect size to sit in a book case or a table top.   If you have not already joined my fun email group, it's easy to do!   You'll get to participate in give-aways and contests, get freebies and gifts, and receive news and discounts.  Just enter your information in the form below and you'll be added to my list and get my newsy newsletter!  

MiniPainting with it's easel.

Don't miss out!   Join the fun and enter to win this little original painting! 


Here's the sign up!
Oh, and if you include your birthday I'll send you something special that month! 
(Your year remains your secret!) 


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Garden Surprise

Garden Surprise, 7x5" oil on gesso board
©2017 Helen Read 
$80.00
(please add $10 domestic shipping , IL residents please add 8% sales tax) 





Friday, August 18, 2017

Let's Be Friends!



In another week or so, I'll be sending out my September mailing
and Guess What!  

There's going to be a little contest for an original little painting give away!
You never know... you might be the winner!

So, all you have to do is sign up below.  Not only will you be included in all the future fun stuff I send  (about once a month), but you will be able to participate in the September contest and you'll get a "welcome gift" that I think you'll enjoy. 
 Its completely free.... so you have nothing to lose, but its only available to my friends who receive my email news. 

Here's the sign up!
Oh, and if you include your birthday I'll send you something special that month! 
(Your year remains your secret!)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Finch and Flower

Finch on a Flower, 6x6" oil on gesso board 
© 2017  Helen Read 
$80.00
Ready to Frame! 
(Please add $10 domestic shipping, IL residents please add 8% sales tax) 


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem, Chicago Flower Market
8x10" oil on gesso board
©2017  Helen Read 
 
SOLD


Wandering through a flower market (even if quite small) is such an experience for the senses!
There is no end of the colors and variations of colors.  From greens in every possible shade to reds, yellows, purples, oranges, and whites!  It is a will riot of colors and shapes and sizes, of smells and textures... all of it speaking of diversity and beauty!  A testimony of God's creativity!

This little glimpse of the market place is almost dry and will be ready to send soon!

Join my email newsletter list and immediately save your shipping costs!  It's easy and you'll get monthly newsy emails from me with a variety of special offers.  Just click the invite button below!


Friend invite! Join me!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer Basket

 Sunflower Basket, 10x8" Oil on gessoboard
© 2017 Helen Read 

SOLD



* Includes domestic shipping - US Priority Mail.  International shipping costs will be quoted by location and additional shipping charge will be applied.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lovely Lavender

Lovely Lavender, 6x9" Oil on gesso board 
©2017 Helen Read 
$125.00
Includes domestic shipping.  (International shipping will be quoted by location)
(IL residents please add 8% sales tax) 


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A summer sale of small works!

Yes, the 4th of July is just around the corner.... summer is well underway!   
And it is time to CELEBRATE!! 

I'm cleaning out my studio to make way for new work that will be coming soon, so now is a great opportunity to hang original work in your home!

Just for a few days - now till July 7th - I'm offering these small gems at a very celebratory price! 
$49.00 (which includes domestic shipping).  IL residents please add 8% sales tax. What a great opportunity to hang some original art in your home! 


Sold - Sunflowers in Cobalt
Sold - Chicago Flower Market

 

Just email me which one you'd like to have me send (1st email receives the painting), and I'll confirm it with you and let you know how to finish the details with Paypal so I can put it into Priority Mail to your home. 

Oh, and please join my email list!  When you are on the list, you receive the first word about such exciting offers as this one!  Just click the button below to be added, your email address is safe with me!! 
  

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Helen Read - Studio Upstairs - Wheaton, IL

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Garden Wall

The Garden Wall, 6x9" oil on gesso board
©2017 Helen Read 
$115.00 
Ready to Frame
Please add $12.00 shipping in the US, Il residents please add 8% sales tax)






Saturday, May 6, 2017

Summer Scents!


Summer Scents (peonies),  7x5" oil on gesso board
©2017 Helen Read
$80.00
(Ready to frame)

Please add $10 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8% sales tax.  



What speaks the lazy days of summer as much as a casual bouquet of peonies in an old fashioned mason jar?
These pink and white beauties are have such sweet aroma and that lovely pop of color, set against the beautiful blue of a country window and shutter.  I love the sense of calm serenity they give.

Perhaps that speak that kind of serenity to your heart.

This lovely little painting is almost dry ~ ready to find it's new home!  

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Street of Blue Doors

Street of Blue Doors,  6x6" oil on Clayboard
©2017, Helen Read 
$80.00
(Ready to frame) 
(Please add $10 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8% sales tax) 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Small Gems that Sparkle!


I've been busily experimenting with a somewhat different palette and new methods, and it's been fun! 
I call these small paintings "small gems" because of their brilliant, saturated color that seems to glow and sparkle.
Some of these have found their new home, but some are available. 
Visit this link to find out more!  Click the link and let me know what you think!  



Saturday, March 25, 2017

French Peony Bouquet

French Peonies,  5x7" Oil on gesso panel 
©2017 Helen Read 
$80.00
(ready to frame) 
(Please add $10 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8% sales tax)

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spring Time and Tulips

Spring Tulips, 12x9" Oil on gesso board 
©2017 Helen Read 
(ready to frame)
$245.00 
(Please add $20 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8% sales tax) 

 





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sunspots


Sunspots,  12x9" Oil on linen panel
©2017  Helen Read

$245.00
Ready to Frame
(Please add $20 shipping in the US,  IL residents please add 8% sales tax)





Thursday, January 19, 2017

Winter Blooms

Winter Blooms,  8x10" Oil on canvas panel
©2017  Helen Read 

$180.00
(Ready to frame)
(Please add $20 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8% sales tax) 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Beautiful Calla Lilies

Three Sisters,  4.5 x 6.5" Watercolor on Yupo Paper
matted in white and ready to frame in a 10x12" frame 

$48.00(Please add $10 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8% sales tax) 

This lovely painting and many others are available in my Etsy Shop
priced at great prices!