Fathers Day special!

Bush Walk, helenblairsart, Giclee print

Fathers Day special on Fine art Giclee prints, 5 new prints available, 15% off, just use the coupon code fathersday at the  checkout. Ends the 10th Sepember. Treat you Dad with a special print, hand signed by Helen, allow 7-10 days shipping time. Free shipping!

Winter almost over

Sunflowers in my garden, by Helen Blair, original oil painting

Really looking forward to spring now! August is our coldest month but we have had some nice sunny days too. I’ve recently added new art works to my shop, mostly flower series. I hope you’re having a good month of August so far. I’ve extended the winter sale on all Original art works untill the […]

Mid winter sale!

Your chance to own an original at a discounted price! 40% off all Original artworks plus Free Shipping! Top quality materials used, all one off collectable pieces of art. Use coupon code wintersale offer lasts until the 30th of July.                        

May News

Aurora Southern Lights

  Ive been lucky enough to see the Aurora southern lights from our place a couple of time now. It looks amazing, the sky is crystal clear with lots of stars, so this is where this painting is inspired from.  I plan to do more in this series. I found I used my brushes more […]

New works for Exhibition


                    The holidays are almost over, hope you all have had a good break. Ive got an Exhibition coming up mid year in Alexandra, more details closer to the time and have been working on some new exciting colourful designs that will brighten up your room […]

Mt Cook Lupins, keeping your colour vibrant


  New Blog Post  http://shop.helenblairsart.co.nz/product/mt-cook-lupins/  Painting Mt Cook Lupins #Available, #MtCookLupins, #helenblairsart, It took several layers to build up to the vibrant colours, by starting with a dark underlay,  but it all came together when the final highlights went on. I also worked hard to keep my colours pure by not letting other colour into the […]

Palette Knife Tips


Its very important to keep your colours pure with palette knife painting. To do this I use an old rag or paper towels by wiping  the excess paint off between colours, sometimes you can leave it after a few strokes before wiping your knife, it will keep the colours from turning into a grey muddy […]

Art tip, A beginners guide to oil painting

Canvas is a traditional support for painting, used for centuries by the masters, and it has endured in modern times as the support of choice. There are 2 main reasons why artists love to paint on canvas: its pleasing receptivity to the brush and its longevity. If you want to create a permanent artwork that […]