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    The Wave

    I don’t know how many of you have seen this painting so I’ll share it. 🙂 For those of you that know my work really well, it’s the same stallion that I painted in my painting “Exuberance.” He was a 3-Day Event horse that was “sleeping over” at our boarding stable in Carmel Valley before he competed at Pebble Beach. The gal that owned him had turned him out and he was so gorgeous and animated that I introduced myself and asked her if there was any chance that she could turn him out for me the next day. Then I painted the ocean behind him.
    Published by admin on November 4th, 2011 Tagged Horses

    10 Responses to “The Wave”
    Marianne Harris Says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    Wow… I would love to ride him over the course at Pebble Beach. I used to compete at the Pebble Beach 3-Day event in the late 70′s on my mustang Shilo. The course there was very inviting and so much fun. And I do recognize this horse… he was running in the ocean in Exuberance as well. Another wonderful Lesley Harrison painting! I’m so in awe!!!

    Karen Baker Thumm Says:
    November 5th, 2011 at 6:51 am
    I don’t think I’ve seen this one, Lesley. Is it new?

    At any rate, it’s a gorgeous painting of a gorgeous horse. I love the eventers. They are such incredible athletes.

    Shalese Sands Says:
    November 5th, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Beautiful painting! I don’t recall this particular piece, but it’s gorgeous. Sounds like you had a great time getting to know this horse. 🙂

    Abby Longshore Says:
    November 6th, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    I love your work! I wanna plan a trip to attend a workshop next year. As soon as you get some sort of schedule, please post! Ive always loved pastel work & am ready to learn from the best.

    lesley harrison Says:
    November 7th, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    Abby, I hope you DO come to a workshop. We will get a schedule posted soon but I think the ones I’m thinking of doing so far will be 3 in New Zeland April 2012, the horse painting and photography course in Spokane in September, maybe 2 workshops here at my office and studio (smaller group) and then some pastel making workshops here too.

    Flying to England in July to meet and talk about 3 or 4 workshops there for 2013….just thinking out loud. 🙂

    Also thinking about a long road trip around the U.S…..sightseeing and teaching as I go for 2013.

    So, will keep you posted via website and blog!

    Having a whole new GORGEOUS website built right now and it will be easy to check out lots of new things on. 🙂

    lesley harrison Says:
    November 7th, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    “The Wave” is a much older painting. I think I must have painted it in the early ’90′s…….wow, long time ago!

    Glad you like him!!

    Mary Says:
    November 7th, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    Another gorgeous painting! What a beautiful horse…I would like to be on board for that run through the waves! 🙂

    Sarah Kennedy Says:
    November 7th, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    I think I remember seeing this one posted when I went through the archives, in response to someone asking about painting a chestnut. It was posted a long time ago though. I love the ocean in this one; somehow it just looks loud, if that makes any sense!

    Lesley, I wanted to let you know that I got a card in the mail to you a few days ago. Maybe you have received it by now. I’m sorry I didn’t get it out sooner, I had seven illustrations to complete by the end of last month, and didn’t have time for much else.

    My snow leopard is now coming along again, I’m just having a rather difficult time with the sky. I’ve had to use the blower(gasp! 🙂 ), but I just cannot get the blue to lay on perfectly smooth. M and A say hi!

    lesley harrison Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    The ocean IS loud when the waves are breaking that close to you! So I’m thrilled that it LOOKS loud. 🙂

    After you headed home from Spokane, Louise and Quatro and I made pastels for 2 full days in a row. We had so much fun and we all made the colors we needed the most. Quatro made flesh colors, Louise just made the fabulous bright, fun colors and I made ocean colors because they just don’t exist in any set of pastels that I’ve ever seen.

    Try practicing that smooth look with your soft pastels on another sheet then go to the “real” thing and it will be easier.

    Tell M and A “hi” back!!

    Rita Ria Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 2:34 am
    I always love your ocean- and water-paintings!
    Would love to know how you get this so brilliant done!

    AWWWWWW – England is still a forgein country, but a lot closer – let me know asap when you do your workshop there – I MAY come – YIYYEAHH