Something fresh & classic for the New Year...an antique blue and white Ming plate with red, ripe strawberries. Available on etsy.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Although we will not be with family this year, wishing all my friends, families, & followers a family, fun-filled Christmas & a Happy, healthy New Year! :)
Friday, December 21, 2012
Itty bitty bits of French pretty...because
everyone deserves a bit of pretty in their lives! ;)
Monday, December 17, 2012
I used to teach 3rd grade before becoming an artist. After 9-11 I would often think 'what would I do?' if something like this would ever happen...but sadly against a machine gun I too would have been able to do little. We NEED gun control NOW! Do NOT let the lives of these babies & teachers be in vain...they deserve more & we as a country deserve better!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Currently having a HOLIDAY SALE
on some items still in need of good homes ;)
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Inspired by a vintage cover of Vogue
starring the elegant Grace Kelly.
Original & prints available for purchase on etsy.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I love when you have an idea for a painting & all of the elements seem to come together effortlessly. I'm kind of in love with this piece...although it is for sale in my shop on etsy ;)
Friday, November 2, 2012
Love that my customer had a portrait done of her grandmother's wedding dress to give as a gift! Is there anything sweeter? If you are interested in have a special custom piece done feel free to contact me & visit my NEW etsy store Lara Harris Weddings. :)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Always fun to get featured on the front page of etsy! Who-hoo! That's one of my Golden Retriever prints...a grreat gift idea! (*only 10 weeks until Christmas! ;)
Thursday, October 4, 2012
11"x14" oil on stretched canvas...available on etsy
(8x10 & 11x14 prints available as well)
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A trio of recent commissions...the dress is a beautiful design by Monique Lhuillier. Vera Wang is by far my favorite designer, but I have to say Monique is definitely my 2nd favorite! If you are interested in having a special piece created feel free to contact me and/or check out my website: Studio Lara
Monday, September 24, 2012
Thank you! Style Me Pretty
for including two of my custom wedding dress paintings
on your site! To see the full post click here.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
My gift to all the pups rescued by Bernie Berlin...
from now thru Christmas $10 of every 8x10 & 11x14 print
from my etsy store
will be donated to 'A Place to Bark'
...helping to save lives,
is there any better gift to give?♥
Saturday, September 8, 2012
I've been blown away at the interest in my Rainbow Bridge painting, but I reckon it has hit a spot so many of us hold in our hearts for those precious pups that we have lost...I believe whole heartedly they will be in Heaven...I can't imagine God would create such loving creatures for it not to be so.~Lara
I'm so moved by what Bernie Berlin does for animals in need, I have decided to donate $10 for each 8"x10" & 11"x14" print sold of my Rainbow Bridge Painting from my etsy store to her rescue
'A Place to Bark'...she is truly an angel here on earth.
Monday, August 20, 2012
I don't spend a great deal of $ on myself, but I decided to splurge a bit & get these earrings & pendant from Lisa Amato...love the photo! Available on etsy.
Friday, August 17, 2012
So blessed to do what I do ♥...from a customer whose Grandmother is dying of cancer:
I can't thank you enough for the painting. It arrived at my mom's house today and my grandmother absolutely loved it. She kept saying how much she loved what you did with the eyes and how real it looked. My mom said my grandma fell asleep holding on to it.
Thank you again.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I've been busy all summer with pet portraits & wedding dress paintings, but I also have had a few wedding bouquet commissions as well...such a great way to remember those beautiful flowers from your special day! If you or someone you know is interested in having a custom piece done of your wedding dress, shoes, bouquet, and/or cake, feel free to contact me and be sure to check out my store on etsy! You can even register on etsy now! :)
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Another commission finished for a summer bride. If you or someone you know is interested in having a portrait done of your wedding dress, or perhaps a prom dress, communion, etc. feel free to contact me & be sure to check out my store on etsy!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I've been busy as a bee this summer not only on several commissions, but my husband was given a job promotion so we packed up & moved from Michigan to Kentucky! Enjoying a fresh start in a new place & one that isn't too far from 'home'...only 6 hours from Michigan. This is a piece I just finished of a vintage wedding dress. If you or someone you know is getting married, already married, celebrating an anniversary, why not have a portrait done of their wedding dress! I also do portraits of the cake, wedding shoes, and bouquet! Feel free to contact me or visit my store on etsy!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Vera Wang is by far my favorite dress designer...I don't think there is a dress I don't like or love of hers! The 4th photo shows a recent commission I did for a customer of a dress by Vera Wang's White Collection available at David's Bridal. The ruffles were a challenge, but I am thrilled with the end result. If you or someone you know is getting married, or celebrating an anniversary, why not commission a custom wedding dress painting? Feel free to contact me or visit my store on etsy. A great gift idea!
Friday, May 18, 2012
I've been crazy busy the past few weeks with several commissions, including this wedding dress portrait of a dress by Alfred Angelo (Sapphire Style 870)...absolutely LOVE this dress & am so pleased with how this piece turned out! We are also preparing to move in 2 weeks to Kentucky! I reckon I will need to brush up on my horse painting skills! If you are interested in having a portrait done of your wedding dress or know a bride-to-be feel free to contact me and/or visit my website at Studio Lara to view more of my work!
Friday, April 27, 2012
I've so enjoyed creating these custom wedding dress paintings the past few months! This is a dress by Galina for a bride in North Carolina. If you or someone you know would like their wedding dress immortalized in oil, feel free to contact me and/or visit my store on etsy!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Such a priviledge to create these special keepsake wedding paintings for brides all over the world...this set is for a bride in Cannes, France. If you or someone you know is interested in having a painting done of their wedding dress, shoes, bouquet, or cake, feel free to contact me or visit my store on etsy! And yes, I still do pet portraits as well :)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
These three little dress paintings were a true pleasure to create! The customer also wanted them personalized with each little girl's name so I also added a couple little flowers to give the overall piece an added 'girly' feel to it. If you are interested in having a special piece done feel free to contact me and/or visit my store on etsy.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I've been busy as a bee with commissions one of which includes 3 flower girl dress paintings :) So fun to paint and a great gift idea, personable and unique! If you are interested in having a special piece done for you feel free to contact me or visit my store on etsy.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This is a piece I originally created for a potential book cover, however another cover was chosen. A beautiful piece, full of imagination & oceanic atmosphere. This piece is 16x20 oil on canvas panel. Available on etsy.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I've really enjoyed painting a number of wedding dresses lately for brides & brides-to-be...a perfect, personable gift I reckon! If you are interested in having a special piece created for you or someone you know feel free to contact me! I also have a page on facebook you can follow & flickr! :)
Saturday, February 11, 2012
If you have never been to the beautiful state of Michigan (my home state) you can take a glimpse by visiting my Mother's NEW website: My Michigan Memories. She is also making some prints available of her Michigan paintings which are available on her website as well as her new store on etsy. The piece above is by far one of my favorites!