They say a painting is never finished until the artist sells it. If you leave them with us long enough and we are constantly growing as artists, we sometimes see things that we either missed or that might make our painting a better painting. that is what happened with this painting. The painting was "competed " around 10 years ago.The dark background was painted a couple of weeks ago. You may notice some other little changes in the face and hair.
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French Peonies, 5x7" Oil on gesso panel
©2017 Helen Read
(ready to frame)
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Such beautiful color - like gemstones in bloom! Beautiful restful colors of blue and pink. You can almost smell their delicate scent. A reminder that it is a wonderful thing to slow down, breathe deeply, and find delight in the colors of springtime.
Helen Read - The Studio Upstairs
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A couple of years ago we had the pleasure of visiting a friend who happens to be a sister at this wonderful abbey in Provence. I can't think of a better vacation... someone else doing the cooking... cooking fresh from the garden in the French way, eating in the courtyard with new friends from around the world, and left to my own devices during the day to paint. Everywhere I looked was beauty, poppies in the fields, almond orchards, lavender fields.... everywhere I turned.