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Friday, February 26, 2010

Another Flea Market Style Magazine Giveaway x2!!


**The 2 WINNERS of my Flea Market Style Magazine Giveaway 
& Fine Art Giclee Print are:

Thank you to everyone who entered...tweeted...posted...& are following! Have a wonderful, family filled weekend!!

Look what just arrived in my mailbox! Two free issues of Flea Market Style Magazine! And being that I already have a coveted copy of my own, I am going to give both of these copies away along with a Giclee Print of your choice from my store on Etsy!
(*Note: Please be sure your choice is a Giclee Print.)
To enter:
1) Visit my store on etsy and leave a comment on this post telling me which print you would like!
2) For 2 entries, become a follower of my blog and leave another comment telling me so!
3) For 3 entries, write a post about this giveaway on your own blog, leave a comment telling me so & provide the link.
4) For 4 entries, tweet about the giveaway on twitter, leave a comment telling me so & provide me with your twitter id name.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Vintage Bath (After Cassatt) , A Special Thank You, & Giveaway!!

"The Vintage Bath (After Cassatt)," 11"x 14",
oil on canvas, (available on etsy)
I cannot tell you how enjoyable this piece was to paint! I absolutely love Mary Cassatt's work and have done a study of "The Bath," once before which you can view here...I loved the colors so much I decided to do a larger piece using the same painting by her. I think Cassatt is one of the best at capturing the special bond shared between a mother and her child, don't you agree?
I wanted to say a special thank you to Linda MacDonald & the Flea Market Style Magazine team for their wonderful post about my work on their blog which you can view here!

(On Newsstands Now!)
And one last thing! Be sure to check out the GREAT GIVEAWAY on Whimsy by Victoria as well as this awesome French GIVEAWAY on Chicory Nits!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Because Nice Does Matter :)

What a sweet post to wake up to today by PS Erin! :) Erin won a giveaway I had a couple months ago on my blog and I finally finished her portrait of her beloved little pups above...to see the end result be sure to pop on over to her blog! And be sure to check out Erin's website: Perfect Sentiment where she designs 'Custom Cards That Celebrate Your Life' as well as her shop on etsy. She has some really wonderful items, like this Fruits of the Spirit print:

and these Please Knock Signs are just adorable!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Romantic Dinner for Two...

"Romantic Dinner for Two," 9"x 12",
oil on stretched canvas, (available on etsy)

I'm hoping the sun will at least peek out at some stage tomorrow so I can re-photograph this piece as we are currently in the middle of a snowstorm here in Michigan and I wasn't able to get a good photo. The chairs are more lavender in color, and a bit darker than what appears, the hydrangea is a light blue, and the tablecloth has shades of grey and cream. Paintings always look better in real life! :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

"If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are." (Mother Teresa)

Today I found out my work was one of the items that was unfortunately cut out of Flea Market Style Magazine by the publisher to make room for some last minute ads. They did mention my work (on page 12), but wires were crossed & my website was inadvertently printed incorrectly 

(my website is 'Studio Lara' NOT 'Lara Harris')...such is life. 

On the bright side, to soften the blow a bit, I am being featured on the Flea Market Style Blog next Wednesday (the 24th) & although I can't say too much, my work WILL be appearing in print at some stage this year so stay tuned! :)

**Now, without further adieu, the winner of the FREE issue of Flea Market Style Magazine & a FREE Giclee Print by yours truly is: bumblebecky !
THANK YOU to everyone who entered & for your WONDERFUL COMMENTS!
**ALSO! For those still searching for their copy of Flea Market Style Magazine, try contacting Margo at Margo's Junkin Journal! She is selling issues from her blog! :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Itty Bitty Bits of Pretty

"Vintage Pitcher & Violets," 3"x3", 
oil on stretched canvas,(available on etsy)

"Hydrangea in Spode Vase with Cloche," 3"x3",
oil on stretched canvas,(available on etsy)

"Pedestal of Roses & Vintage Teacup," 3"x3",
oil on stretched canvas,(available on etsy)

"Pink Sparkly Heels," 3"x3",
oil on stretched canvas,(available on etsy)

Can I just say, how cute are these little 3"x 3" canvases?! They are stretched with the sides painted. So tiny & adorable they fit in the palm of your hand! (*I'm linking this post up to the Cloche Party going on over at A Stroll Thru Life...be sure to hope on over for a visit! :)
(**Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY below for a FREE issue of FLEA MARKET STYLE MAGAZINE and a FREE print of my artwork :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Woman in Blue Rhinestones-Original OIL Painting by LARA

"Woman in Blue Rhinestones," 6"x6",
oil on stretched canvas,(available on etsy)

I have to share something kinda funny, while painting this piece I could not stop getting the song, "Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder out of my head! It must be the rhinestone dress or perhaps her elegant pose...and I think she resembles Ashley Judd just a little. (*as a sidenote, if you've never seen the movie 'Simon Birch' in which Ashley appears, it really is a must see...a bit of a tear jerker for sure, but it's one of those movies that really touches your heart...the young actor who played Simon was just incredible, a true inspiration for us all I reckon :)
(**And THANK YOU to everyone who has entered the Flea Market Style Magazine Giveaway below & for all of the wonderful comments! I can't wait to see the Premier Issue myself! Still waiting for my copies to arrive from the editor! :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Flea Market Style Magazine GIVEAWAY!!

To help celebrate and spread the word about the Premier Issue of Flea Market Style Magazine, I will be giving away a FREE ISSUE along with a FREE Giclee Print of one of my original oil paintings above...just let me know which print you would prefer, "Summer Nights" or "Madame X", or you are welcome to choose one of my other prints in my etsy store! 
All you have to do TO ENTER is leave a COMMENT on this post!
(*I do approve & read all comments to avoid SPAM-BOTS, so rest assured if you leave a comment it will be published!:)
For EXTRA ENTRIES do the following:
1) Become a FOLLOWER of my blog (please leave a separate comment telling me so)
2) BLOG about this post on your blog (please leave a separate comment and link to the post)
3) Join my PAINTING A PUP A DAY GROUP on FACEBOOK (please leave a separate comment telling me so with your facebook name)
4) Tweet about this on TWITTER (please leave a separate comment with a link or your twitter user name)
(*you can easily add this to twitter by clicking on the 'SHARE' link below this post)
**I will announce the WINNER NEXT Friday, 
February 19 @9PM EST!
(**linking this to: Look What I Made and Funky Junk Interiors)

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Romantic French Chair Painting in OIL & Exciting News!!

"The Romantic Chair," 4"x6", 
oil on stretched canvas,(available on etsy)

This is a 4"x6" oil painting on stretched canvas (no frame needed, can be hung as is!) of a lovely embroidered chair with a young lady and her suitor.(*note:the light blue on the chair is not as bright as what may appear, and the overall painting is a bit warmer than what may show)
**Exciting News to Share!My work was mentioned in Flea Market Style Magazine !
(Linking this to Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy.) 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Little Bits of Pretty...Sevres Vase & Spode, paintings in Oil

("Sevres Vase & Pear," 3"x4", 
oil on canvas, SOLD,thank you!)

("Lavender Rose on Vintage Spode Plate," 3"x4",
oil on canvas, SOLD,thank you!)

I am calling these miniature paintings, 'Little Bits of Pretty' because we all need a little pretty in our life, now don't we? :)