Happy Fall everyone! I hope this finds you all staying warm if you live in a colder climate, or enjoying more pleasant temperatures if you live where it’s hot, like me!  My extended absence from updates is a direct result of simply being nice and busy, a good thing ultimately, and will give  me plenty to share!

First of all, a reminder to all that with the holiday’s coming, I have lots of gift options.  I’m going to offer fans and blog readers 20% off any commissions, including gift certificates. While time and space is all but run out for portraits that could be completed by Christmas, my gift certificates have the advantage of giving the recipient a chance to oversee the creation of their own unique portrait! See my commission page for more info – and mention the special when contacting me to get the discount (good through the end of the year).

I’m also offering a 35% off coupon on everything in my Etsy store, where I have over 130 prints, cards, originals and gift certificates – and some are actually not horse related!  Just enter this code – CAHARRIS1 – upon checkout – this discount will also be good through the end of the year.

Pacific Classic

For those interested, I thought I’d share a sneak peek into the development of the Pacific Classic Painting. Here’s the chosen one (of three) preliminary rough oil study’s of winner Dullahan – this is the pose that will be used for the painting…  more to come!

New Work:

I was chomping at the bit (pun intended) to get to my easel after meeting a few of the beautiful horses at the  recent Southern Arizona Fall Expo that demonstrated their breed’s qualities quite nicely! These are the first two, chances are good that there will be more…

“Congresista” Paso Fino,  18″ x 24″ oil on canvas

“Lorenzo” Spanish Barb, 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas


I was very honored to have my painting “Greeting the Sun” accepted into the prestigious
2012 Mountian Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale

“Greeting the Sun” 22 x 28 oil on canvas

I also have these two pieces available at the beautiful Tohono Chul Park on the Northwest side of Tucson:
Horse Country: Horses in the Southwest
October 25, 2012 – January 20, 2013

“Buddy System”  22″ x 28″ oil on canvas

“Lone Ranger”  16″ x 20″ oil on canvas


And one of a bunch of commissions I’ve been working on…

“Sassy” 11 x 14 oil on canvas

There’s a whole stack of others in various stages, so there will be more posted soon!