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Kentucky Derby Project Finally Revealed!

At last… I am finally able to announce my big project completed last fall!  It’s been hard to keep this one on the down-low, but a busy six months with many changes, including a move, kept me distracted enough to wait. The big “project”? I was commissioned to create the artwork for the label on […]

Scraping the Paint, Original Oil Painting by Carole Andreen-Harris

From Awkward to Engaging: Finding the Painting in a Photo

Some of the best paintings come from some of the most flawed photos. This is the second in a series sharing some of the more interesting stories behind a few of my painting’s, the tantalizing tales of how certain horses end up immortalized in paint on my easel. Mato is a beautiful paint gelding, and […]

Extreme Makeover; Painting Edition

Pulling a failing painting of a horse from the brink of imminent demise. Occasionally I hit a block while working on a piece, and in few of those cases I finally have to step back and put it away. With there’s other pieces to be worked on, the poor, lost-it’s-way canvas goes into the “unfinished” […]

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A Portrait’s Journey; Part 4

Finishing a Painting Last but not least… the final post has arrived in this series documenting the creation of a one of a kind portrait of a one of a kind Thoroughbred named Squeaky! But first a quick recap (with links)… Photo Session – Basically a chance for Squeaky to beg for treats by making some […]

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The Whole Picture: Christina’s Transformation

This is the first in a series sharing some of the more interesting stories behind a few of my painting’s, the tantalizing tales of how certain horses end up immortalized in paint on my easel! I was recently looking through some prints and found one of a favorite piece… which led me to fondly reminiscing. […]

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A Portrait’s Journey; Part 3

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A Portrait’s Journey; Part 2

 

Squeaky Cat gets a treat.

A Portrait’s Journey; Part 1

Photo Session! This is the first part in a series sharing a glimpse into the course the creation of a portrait takes. I met Squeaky Cat one sunny Sunday morning (is there any other kind in Arizona?), and quickly got to know the engaging and quirky 22 year old Thoroughbred gelding… not just directly from […]

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Summer Specials

I have  a couple great summer specials going on that are really worth checking out and taking advantage of – and both are good through the end of August (more details on my Specials Page)! 500/200 Original Sale Summer seems like a great chance to clean house, or studio, so check out my 500/200 sale […]

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Summer Art in Texas Pt. 2: El Paso

Another handful of pieces (below) are going to Texas, this time to El Paso for the IEA (Institute Of Equine Artist’s) Signature Member Exhibit… The Horse; Spirit, Art and Soul on display from August 3 – September 28, 2014. It’s possible, even likely, that I’ll make the reception for this one! Artist Reception August 3rd […]