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Art Installation at Addison Conference Center

by on Apr.20, 2017, under Art Shows, Exhibitions, News, Projects, Recent Projects

April has been a very busy month.

Processing over 2,000 images from our trip to Asia has taken a lot of time.  Finishing the big skyline for Delta Airlines was also a substantial effort.

Over the last two days I loaded up 20 large pieces of art, delivered them to the Addison Conference Center and hung them all, finishing up at close to 9:00 last night.  Most of these are limited editions.  All are signed and available for sale.  If you would like to see our entire inventory, follow this link.

Feel free to drop by and look over some of my work if you’re in the Addison area.  There are a total of twenty prints in a variety of genres and sizes.

Addison Conference and Theatre Center
15650 Addison Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 450-6241

 

Below is the gallery in chronological order:

 

 

 

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Dallas Fort Worth Skyline Triptych

by on Apr.13, 2017, under News, Projects, Recent Projects

The Saga of the Dallas Fort Worth Skyline Triptych

My most recent project is the result of a commission by Delta Airlines for a 24 foot wide by 6 foot high mural of Dallas and Fort Worth combined.

I had done a similar combination for KTXD TV in 2013, but theirs was 208″ wide by around 96″ high.  It could not be repurposed to the new dimensions of 288″ x 73″ – so… Back to the drawing board, so to speak.

DFW Skyline 2013

Original DFW Skyline 2013

I could re-use only a couple of the original elements in the original skyline, which meant going out to re-shoot lots of buildings and add some images from recent shoots of both cities.  The most complicated elements were the Calatrava bridge (cutting it out of the background took the better part of an entire day) and Reunion Tower.  Reunion Tower is a composite of two images.  First, I shot it from the south side on a parking garage at sunset so I could get the detail of the column itself and the reflective blue-green of the outer walls.  Then I shot the entire structure at night from the levee with a 400mm lens to get a tight high detail shot + the lights in all their glory.  Then.  And here’s the fun part.  I pasted every single light into place over the sunset exposure after cutting the tower out of the sky.  That took a very long time, as you might imagine.  It’s also pretty tedious work.  I love the result, though.  Another of my creations that you can never find in nature.

In this incarnation of the DFW Skyline, I added in the most recent Supermoon from 2016.  It was the largest Supermoon in decades and the detail of it was superior to the original.  I had wanted to include one in the version for KTXD, but London Broadcasting preferred it with the ghosted Texas flag and no moon.

The final image looks like this:

Dallas Fort-Worth Skyline 2017

Dallas Fort-Worth Skyline 2017

Now, since this composition is so wide and short, it becomes a serious problem to produce, handle, transport and install.  As a result, the version I am marketing is a triptych, available in three sizes only.  These are Limited Editions, signed and numbered.

A 6′ wide set of 3 panels limited edition of 15 (on aluminum) for $1500

A 12′ wide set of 3 panels limited edition of 15 (on aluminum) for $3250

A 4′ wide single sheet limited edition of 25 (on aluminum) with the legend below it for $995

If you are interested in either one, send me a message or pick up the phone and call me at

214-232-9503

The triptych version is rearranged slightly to allow it to be divided:

DFW Skyline Triptych

DFW Skyline Triptych

 

The single panel 48″ version with legend:

Dallas Fort-Worth Skyline Legend

Dallas Fort-Worth Skyline Legend

 

 

 

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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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Dallas, Texas

by on Dec.24, 2016, under Exhibitions, gallery updates, News, Photo Du Jour, Projects, Recent Projects

Almost 3 years ago we made the move 20 miles south from Frisco to Dallas.  We did this for a long list of reasons, but primarily for the culture.  We wanted to be closer to the Arts and Design Districts – and Deep Ellum.  Places where creative people congregate.  We also like the feel of Dallas in general.  We feel like we belong here.  In North Dallas we are 15 minutes from almost anything we are interested in and we don’t need toll roads to get there.  Surface streets provide excellent, swift access.

For about 10 years now, I have been capturing Texas in all its glory.  The minutiae is what fascinates me the most, as is evidenced in my first coffee table book, Texas As I See it.  Dallas, on the other hand, does everything on a bigger-than-life scale.  As a result, the Dallas skyline was awarded Best International Skyline status in a USA Today poll.   And it just keeps getting better as more and more structures add dramatic computer controlled lighting.  The addition of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and the completion of the Omni Hotel were the defining moments in the evolution of the skyline in my opinion.

On various occasions since 2010 I have captured this amazing skyline.  In 2013 I had a commission to create a backdrop for KTXD TV in Dallas.  The concept was a composite Dallas / Fort Worth Skyline, which ended up being a 15 hour editing project after capturing new images around midnight on two different nights.  The result is a 204 inch wide sunrise skyline with the Texas Flag ghosted into it.

DFW Skyline

DFW Skyline

During this process I also created individual skylines of each city and produced a highly idealized version of the Dallas skyline complete with the Supermoon from 2013.  Since then I have re-shot the ever-evolving cityscape of Dallas on several occasions.  Naturally, whenever there is a Supermoon, going out to re-shoot is a good idea, as there is no better backdrop for this celestial event than Dallas.

This year I went out to capture the Beaver Moon over the skyline along with several hundred other amateur and professional photographers.  The results were fairly dramatic, but the view from the levee does not provide a complete cityscape.  Some crucial elements get left out – like the Omni Hotel.

The image below has become very popular in recent months.  This is the origin of the combination skyline and I had completely forgotten about it.  During an art show where I was exhibiting Oz, a client requested a night sky cityscape.  I looked through my Facebook gallery and resurrected this one.  As a result I have printed, delivered and installed several of these recently.  The largest one measures 86″ wide by 40″ high and is installed in an office building in Dallas.

2015 Dallas Skyline Supermoon

2015 Dallas Skyline Supermoon

 

The BIG INstall

The BIG Install

 

42" Wide Skyline over Queen Size Bed

42″ Wide Skyline over Queen Size Bed

You can see the entire Dallas gallery on my website.  I fill custom orders by email / phone, so send me a message if you’re interested in any of these.

I do all printing and framing in-house with the exception of aluminum and acrylic prints.  These I outsource.

This image is coming in next week (30×45) on aluminum for Northwestern Mutual in Dallas.  It was shot in 2015 when the Trinity River was flooded during an interview with the Dallas Observer:

BofA Calatrava Reflection

BofA Calatrava Reflection

You can see the entire Cityscapes Gallery on my website as well.  This includes Fort Worth, NYC and International locations.

 

 

 

 

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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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New Studio Ready for Sessions

by on Aug.26, 2016, under News, Recent Projects

We are Excited to Announce:

The new studio is fully functional in Richardson, Texas

Call to book your head shot or modeling / glamour shoot Today.

Portraits:

Ask about our themed Senior Portrait sessions!

OnThePhone

OnThePhone

Senior Portrait for JaquaN McQueen

Senior Portrait for JaquaN McQueen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have some great end of summer introductory rates.

Call For Artists…

Make more $$$ selling reproductions of your original art.

We photograph, master and reproduce your originals.

No minimum run.

Luster, canvas and metallic finishes up to 42″ on the shortest side.

Call to schedule your session Today.

214-232-9503

Studio-Angle-Shot

Studio Angle Shot

Broken-Hearted-Shoot

BrokenHearted Art Reproduction Shoot

Studio-Hallway-Art

Studio Hallway Art

Wave-Shoot

Wave Art Reproduction Shoot

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Invest in Some Art for Christmas

by on Nov.19, 2015, under gallery updates, News, Recommendations

Or for any other occasion…

As a gift – or for yourself, art is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

Max Eastman said  “It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.”

Why invest in art?

  • Art will not wear out
  • Art will not make you fat
  • Art will improve your life
  • Art will make you smile
  • Art will make you think
  • Art will inspire you

Our e-commerce site has some great deals on inventory prints + lots of custom order images from around the world.  We produce custom prints in-house, provide mounting and framing services and I will even personally install your selection in most cases.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, call or email me.  I probably have what you want somewhere in my extensive library.  If not, I may just go out and find it for you – or create it from scratch.

Our most recent installation is a nearly 8 foot wide mounted canvas print for Northwestern Mutual in Dallas.

Our themes include:

  • Texas
  • Dallas Texas
  • Frisco Texas
  • Route 66
  • New York City
  • Automotive
  • Girls and Cars
  • Musical Instruments
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Nature and Scenics
  • Ireland
  • Tuscany
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Budapest
  • Abstracts
  • SignZ of Our TimeZ
  • Alien Vistas
  • The TreZ Collection

We have a growing collection of Selective Color images from around the world:


Abstracts:

 

And the latest image from Budapest:

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My Entries in the Latest Capture Dallas Contest

by on Aug.31, 2015, under Art Shows, Events, Exhibitions, News

The current Capture Dallas contest in Memory Lane, Aurora 2015

I have 3 entries in this contest from our family life in the last few years.  I hope you enjoy — and hopefully vote for them.

 

Here are the entries for this contest from my portfolio:

Learning About Easter Eggs With YaYa

Learning About Easter Eggs With YaYa

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

Fascination

Fascination – Selective Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Our Staff:

Kaboom Julius - our Staff

Kaboom Julius – our Staff

Kaboom! is our VP of Customer Service and official greeter.
Julius is our VP of Quality Control

Both are very affectionate (Moreso Kaboom!, but Julius warms up to new people quickly) and require a steady supply of critter toys, food and litter.

If you feel the information we provide has saved you trouble, solved problems or generally is valuable – and would like to donate to keeping our staff well cared-for, just send a little something via the the Donate button and we’ll be sure to let them know who sent it.

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NYC New Images Coming Soon!

by on Aug.10, 2015, under gallery updates, News, Projects, Recent Projects

We have made several trips to The Big Apple, so this time I did not capture my usual architectural selection of dramatic skyscraper shots.  I’ve done that and have a sizable library of NYC images as a result. This time we focused on showing my son around the City and chose the classics:  Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal and of course, One World Trade Center – or Freedom Tower as most people seem to call it.

Several new dramatic images are in production, some of which are included in this blog.

I was fascinated by the myriad assortment of bicycles chained, locked, cabled and intertwined with various security anchors throughout the City.  Some clearly had been in the same place for a decade or more.  Others were obviously in current use – and then there were the in-between and indistinct relics.

I felt a Selective Color approach was perfect for this collection and am working on “Chained” – hopefully to be a coffee table book in the near future.

Top of my list so far is “Freedom”

Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center for those who want to be picky) wrapped in an American flag as viewed from Ellis Island.
The stainless steel wall in the foreground is inscribed on both sides with the names of those who came to this country in search of freedom and opportunity.

The flag is from a 2008 firefighters memorial in Denton, Texas.

Copyright 2015 Warren Paul Harris
all rights reserved.

Enjoy:

 

Freedom

Freedom

Battery Park Squirrel

Battery Park Squirrel

Oh Please, Oh Please, Oh Please!

Oh Please, Oh Please, Oh Please!

For me?

For me?

Freedom Tower Flag Selective

Freedom Tower Flag Selective

NYC Skyline from Ellis Island

NYC Skyline from Ellis Island

Chained-120

Chained-120

Chained 089

Chained 089

Paris Flag Selective Color

Paris Flag Selective Color

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