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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Day Trip South to Sonoita, Arizona!

About one hour (and a lovely drive) south of Tucson is a small town called Sonoita, a bit cooler and surrounded by rolling hills of grasslands framed by soft pastel mountains. All in all a great escape from the hot, dry desert up north! And of course they give people plenty of reason to make […]

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Summer Art in Texas Pt. 1: AQHA Art Show

After indulging in some serious Quarter Horse fun this spring, I’ve come out of it with three fresh, new pieces highlighting the American Quarter Horse, and all three will be in Amarillo this summer at this show… “America’s Horse in Art” Show & Sale August 16- November 8, 2014 At the American Quarter Horse Hall of […]

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A Smooth Start For This Equine Artist!

…And I’m off! …to a good start in 2014, that is!  Oodles of new original oil paintings, equine art and otherwise… have, are and will be spending quality time on my easel.  Sporting art featuring horse racing pieces, many from trips to Del Mar and Churchill Downs, as well as some western work (Quarter Horses, […]

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Falling Into Autumn…

I hope this finds everybody ready to transition to Autumn after enjoying a splendid summer (in spite of the strange weather all over)!  I’m just settling into a quiet stretch of lots of time to spend in the studio, with occasional breaks to get outside and appreciate the desert’s shift to near perfect weather. I […]

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Summertime… and the Living is “Easel”!

I hope this post finds everyone enjoying a pleasant summer as it rambles along! Besides keeping cool (no small victory in itself), I’ve been in a constant state of productivity at my easel, working on just the kind of paintings I love… and I’m getting ready to finish off the summer with a bang! I’ve […]