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Art Studio Open House and Sale This Saturday

by on Jan.24, 2017, under Art Shows, Events, Exhibitions, News

Please Join Us for An Open House / Art Sale

Open House / Art Sale This Saturday

Hosted by Warren Paul Harris and Karen Harris

We are opening our studio to visitors this Saturday from 1-3.
We will have an array of original art and framed reproductions available to view and purchase at this time.
We will also have matted reproductions and fine art note cards available as well.
Look for this buiilding

Look for this building ^^^^

Let’s break it down (Hammer Time – sorry — couldn’t stop myself):
  1. Who: Warren Paul Harris / Karen Harris — and YOU
  2. What: Art Studio Open House / Art Sale
  3. When: Saturday January 28, 1-3 pm
  4. Where: 1113 Hampshire Ln., Richardson, TX
  5. Why: Because Art
Look for these signs:
Signs Like This

Signs Like This ^^^^^^^

1113 Hampshire Ln
Richardson, Texas
North of Arapaho between Floyd and Custer
Look for the signs.
Park in Back (if there is room)
Enter through back door
We are on the left
Art Show Collage

(Some of our work)

To recap:

  • Art Studio
  • Open House
  • Art Show
  • Original Art
  • Reproductions
  • Fine Art Note Cards
  • Original Oil Paintings
  • Photography
  • Warren Paul Harris
  • Karen Harris
  • Saturday, 1-3 pm only
  • Be there or be absent…
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Bath House Cultural Center Art Mart Next Weekend

by on Nov.13, 2016, under Art Shows, Events, Exhibitions, News

Please join us at the annual Art Mart

At the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas

  • Next Weekend
  • November 18-20
  • 12-6 PM
  • 50 local and regional artists
  • Karen Harris showing her abstract oil paintings
  • Warren Paul Harris exhibiting his photography and digital art

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Art Studio Open House and Art Sale Sunday

by on Nov.03, 2016, under Art Shows, Events, Exhibitions, News

Please Join Us for Our First Open House / Art Sale

Open House / Art Sale This Sunday

Open House / Art Sale This Sunday

Hosted by Warren Paul Harris and Karen Harris

For the first time, we are opening our studio to visitors this Sunday from 1-3.
We will have an array of original art and framed reproductions available to view and purchase at this time.
 
We will also have matted reproductions and fine art note cards available as well.
This is a great opportunity to do a little early holiday shopping!
Look for this buiilding

Look for this building ^^^^

 
Let’s break it down (Hammer Time – sorry — couldn’t stop myself):
  1. Who: Warren Paul Harris / Karen Harris — and YOU
  2. What: Art Studio Open House / Art Sale
  3. When: Sunday November 6, 1-3 pm
  4. Where: 1113 Hampshire Ln., Richardson, TX
  5. Why: Because Art
Look for these signs:
Signs Like This

Signs Like This ^^^^^^^

1113 Hampshire Ln
Richardson, Texas
North of Arapaho between Floyd and Custer
Look for the signs.
Park in Back (if there is room)
Enter through back door
We are on the left
Art Show Collage

(Some of our work)

To recap:

  • Art Studio
  • Open House
  • Art Show
  • Original Art
  • Reproductions
  • Fine Art Note Cards
  • Original Oil Paintings
  • Photography
  • Warren Paul Harris
  • Karen Harris
  • Sunday, 1-3 pm only
  • Be there or be absent…
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Another Brick In The Wall Vortex Abstract

by on Sep.13, 2016, under Instructional, News, Photo Du Jour, Projects, Recent Projects

Another Brick In The Wall

This is one of the latest in my Vortex series of digital art / photo-manipulation.

What I don’t usually reveal is the source material for these digital abstracts. In many cases I have even forgotten the original image I used to create them. On occasion I have to find the master file and examine the metadata to figure it out if and when the topic comes up.

Since this one is fresh in my mind, I thought I would give y’all a little insight into my process.

The original image is from the inner basement area of the old Sears Building, now known as South Side on Lamar in the heart of Dallas. I explored this area back in December of 2008 with the idea of using it for some edgy modeling photography. There are several images from the research trip that I have used, one of which is in my first coffee table book, Texas As I See It.

This is the original unedited, un-retouched image:

Photoshop manipulation is next.

  • The original image is cropped to a square that contains the elements I think will achieve the desired effect.
  • The square is resized to a pixel count I feel will hold up to printing up to 42″ wide for my largest editions.
  • This image is enhanced to bring up detail, color and shadow / highlight detail.
  • Multiple layers are created to work from.
  • A master layer is twisted to a degree I think is effective for the elements in the image
  • A duplicate layer is created from the new master.
  • Both new master layers are edited for exposure, saturation and hue.
  • Layers are tweaked for blending effects and then a master file is saved with the layers intact.
Square version of Another Brick in the Wall

Square version of Another Brick in the Wall

 

In the case of square Vortex editions, this version may be further enhanced, tuned and may have adjustment layers created to produce the final image.

In today’s illustration, I have decided I want this one as a diamond-shaped image.

  • This version is then rotated 45 degrees
  • It is cropped and resized again
  • Brightness, exposure, saturation, dodging and burning are finalized at this point
  • This is the master used to print from
  • I save it as such and name it accordingly
  • A new layer is added below the master and filled with white
  • The master is rotated back 45 degrees for purposes of producing the preview you see below
  • The preview image has its resolution changed to something appropriate for websites and email
  • A drop shadow is added
  • In Photoshop the Save to Web and Devices option is employed to create the efficient file size needed for web / email use

 

The final result is this:

Another Brick in the Wall

The most time-consuming part of this was crafting the 3 dimensional brick and blending it to achieve the effect I was after.

There are right around 370 editions of Vortex images in the collection at this time. Most of them are online to be browsed, but the complete collection is not available in one place at this time. It takes a lot of routine maintenance to keep the website up to date and I just haven’t had the time.

If you want to see more of this series, you can find a fairly complete collection at www.vividpixelz.net

You can send me an email, text or just use the old-fashioned method of picking up the phone if you have questions about this or any of my other work.

The Vortexes are in two different styles. The diamond-shape like this one and square versions. Both are designed to be displayed in a grid. They come in 24, 36 and 48 inch sizes for the square style. The diamond shapes measure 34, 48 and 60 inches when hanging.

Vortex Diamond Grid

These are the 34″ diamond vortexes

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New Patterns Added to Our Clothing Line

by on Apr.29, 2016, under Exhibitions, gallery updates, News, Projects, Recent Projects

As a lot of people know by now, we have a fulfillment site that takes our images and creates an array of wearables, household items and skins / cases for electronics.  Over the last few months we have been building out our offerings with some dramatic new abstract / geometric art images.  At the same time, our vendor has been adding some great new items to their library, so I thought I would take some screen grabs and post them here for you to get an idea of what we can provide.

Vortex Blue Scarab D

Vortex Blue Scarab D

To start with, I have recently been taking some of my newest complex Vortex abstract images and creating repeating patterns.  These are painstakingly crafted to create a master image and then resized for their destination products.

See our full selection on our e-commerce site.

We are constantly adding new images and products.

In our wearables we have:

  • Pencil Skirts
  • Chiffon Tops
  • Unisex T-Shirts
  • Women’s T-Shirts
  • Several Styles of Women’s shirts
  • Chiffon Tops
  • Graphic T-Shirts
  • Zipper Hoodies
  • Pullover Hoodies
  • Leggings
  • Scarves
  • Children’s Clothes

Household Items:

  • Coffee Mugs
  • Travel Mugs
  • Throw Pillows
  • Duvet Covers
  • Tote Bags
  • Studio Pouches
  • Drawstring Bags
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Hardcover Journal
  • Stickers

Electronics:

  • iPhone Case / Skins
  • Galaxy Case / Skins
  • Laptop Case / Skins
  • iPad Case / Skins

Here are some screenshots:

 

Golden-Scarab--Duvet-Cove

Golden Scarab Duvet-Cover

Golden Scarab Throw Pillow

Golden Scarab Throw Pillow

Golden Scarab Tote Bag

Golden Scarab Tote Bag

Golden-Scarab-Drawstring-Bag

Golden-Scarab-Drawstring-Bag

Golden-Scarab-Spiral-Notebook

Golden Scarab Spiral Notebook

Golden Scarab Coffee Mug

Golden Scarab Coffee Mug

Golden-Scarab-Travel-Mu

Golden Scarab Travel Mug

Golden-Scarab-Galaxy-Phone-Case-

Golden Scarab Galaxy Phone Case

Golden Scarab Laptop Skin

Golden Scarab Laptop Skin

Neon-Boot-Leggings

Neon Boot Leggings

Golden Scarab Leggings

Golden Scarab Leggings

Pencil-Skirt-Label

Pencil-Skirt-Label

Vortex Blue Scarab Skirt

Vortex Blue Scarab Skirt

Vortex Hearts in a Tempest Skirt

Vortex Hearts in a Tempest Skirt

Social Distortion Pencil Skirt

Social Distortion Pencil Skirt

Shiva Vortex Skirt

Shiva Vortex Skirt

Vortex Neon Skirt

Vortex Neon Skirt

Vortex Voodoo Love Pencil Skirt

Vortex Voodoo Love Pencil Skirt

Vortex StainGlass2 Pencil Skirt

Vortex StainGlass2 Pencil Skirt

Karen modeling a floral Pencil Skirt

Karen modeling a floral Pencil Skirt

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Our Inventory Print Catalog is Online

by on May.25, 2012, under gallery updates, News, Recommendations

After a lot of time sitting on a stool with a legal pad and pen in our warehouse, I finally finished the inventory of our print catalog.

Now it’s all online and you can save big by ordering from our Inventory Prints. We will still produce any image in any size on short notice, but you save at least 50% when you order from our existing inventory.
From 8×10 prints in 11×14 mats up to Limited Edition Gallery-Wrap canvas Giclee prints five feet long, we have a substantial variety from Texas, Tuscany, Route 66, NYC, TreZ, Abstracts, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Winston the ORIGINAL Angry Bird and LOTS more.

FREE delivery in the D/FW Metroplex.

FREE shipping (in the Continental US) on matted prints.

Most orders ship within 24 hours.

All Limited Edition prints come with Certification.

Order Online Now!

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Major Updates to My Digital Art Series

by on Apr.10, 2012, under gallery updates, News, Recent Projects

Based on requests from some of our booth visitors at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival over the weekend, I have crafted some new additions to my Tr?Z collection which can be found on my Vivid Pixelz website.

The Tr?Z collection is comprised of vividly manipulated (predominantly) Winter trees, twisted into a dimensionally different view.  Many of these images look alien, most are vivid (some are monochromatic) and all look very different from any native growth you’ve ever seen before.

All images are available from 16×20 matted prints to massive stretched canvases or luster-finish framed prints.  All finished prints (canvas or framed) are signed and numbered Limited Editions of 100.  The largest prints are nine feet wide!

One of the newest additions:

Vivid Barn Violet Grass

Vivid Barn Violet Grass

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New Website Launched for Digital Art

by on Jan.29, 2012, under gallery updates, News

Since more of my work is headed in the direction of original digital art and not remotely photographic in nature, it seemed a new website / identity was required.  Several domains are registered and parked as a result and VividPixelz.net is currently the active domain for this unique content.  While it’s not complete or even fully functional just yet, there are some full galleries online for you to browse.  The updates and news will continue to be published right here.  This is our clearing house for all Press Releases and news regarding any information relative to my creative endeavors.

So keep your eyes peeled for updates and take a look at the new galleries when you have a few minutes.

And check out the new site.  This is the location for my Visceral Vulcan series of abstract art, the Vortex abstract art series and my Alien Vistas project.

Enjoy.

Pixel Musings Logo

Vivid Pixelz dot Net

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Vortex Abstracts

by on Jan.16, 2012, under gallery updates, News, Recent Projects

In the process of editing my gallery of images, I decided on an entirely new approach in terms of producing an identifiable style and size of print I can reproduce reasonably and with a consistent size as well as style.  This has resulted in the Vortex Abstract Series.

The images in this series all have a similar (although each is uniquely processed) style and are produced in 4 sizes of framed prints:

  • 12″ Square (unlimited edition) – $77.00
  • 24″ square  / 34″ Diagonal (Limited Edition of 100) – $777.00
  • 36″ Square  / 52″ Diagonal (Limited Edition of 100) – $1,777.00
  • 42″ Square  / 60″ Diagonal (Limited Edition of 100) – $3,177.00

This makes for a nice grid-style display.  All images are distinct with vivid contrasting colors and elements which make a dramatic impact.

Diamond pattern Vortex installation

2×2 Diamond Vortex installation

We are producing framed Limited Editions of these prints.  Feel free to contact me for availability.

The gallery of available images is right here.

A new website is being launched, dedicated exclusively to my digital art.  Stay tuned for the announcement

Enjoy.

Liquid Neon

Liquid Neon

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