Available Paintings on Etsy

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meet 'Ripley' the Papillon...Butterfly Dog Portrait Painting in OIL by LARA

This is 'Ripley,' a sweet-faced Papillon! Papillons are also known as butterfly dogs because of their adorable, butterfly-like ears. I need to get a better photo of this piece tomorrow as I wasn't able to get one this afternoon.This piece will be available on ebay at 9pm EST.If you are interested in having a pet portrait done, feel free to contact me! 10% will be donated to Heart of Michigan Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue.
 (*photo used with permission, flickr id: steews4 )

Monday, June 28, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Meet 'Brodie', a Beloved Sheltie...Painting in OIL by LARA

What drew me to Brodie was not only his beauty but I especially loved his smile! I was sad to hear that this beautiful boy passed over the bridge, but I do believe that all dogs go to heaven (and even a few cats ;o) & Brodie is romping around in fields of green with other pups who have passed on as well, waiting for their owners to rejoin them someday! If you are interested in having a portrait done, feel free to contact me!This piece is available in my store on etsy.10% will be donated to Waggin Tails Dog Rescue.
(*photo used with permission, flickr id: sciondriver )

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Someone STEALING my ART!! on Etsy

Artists be aware! The listing below was brought to my attention today, someone on etsy created a listing with MY painting above, asking another artist to COPY!! MY painting but for less money! Can you believe the audacity??! This is beyond copyright infringement and just plain sickening if you ask me! I have contacted etsy & will be checking to make sure this item is removed by this evening at the latest! And how sweet of them to have the deadline on my birthday!

Oil Panting of Westie Atop Vintage Suitcase
posted 6/13/2010 , expires 7/4/2010
I'm looking to buy an oil painting on stretched canvas that is identical (or at least very similar) to this one:


Please let me know in your bid what you would charge for such a piece (the price I have in this listing is just a placeholder since I know everyone's bids will vary greatly) and also what size you are bidding. I am open to any size between 11x14" and 18x24".

The deadline date I listed above is the date by which I would like to have the piece in my hands. I realize this may be a stretch so if it is not possible to finish it by that date I can probably be a little flexible.

In your bid, please include the price to ship the piece to Virginia.

Thanks and I look forward to reviewing your bids!
Materials: oil paint, stretched canvas
Tags: westie, dog, oil painting, canvas

Ideal price: $1.00
Deadline: Jul 19, 2010
Quantity: 1
Ship To: Fairfax, VA 22033
United States

Images: (click to enlarge)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Meet 'Beau' the Chihuahua from My Romantic Home...Painting in OIL by LARA

 ("Beau," 5"x 7",oil on canvas panel, 
10% will be donated to 

This is 'Beau', an adorable chihuahua owned by Cindy Santiago of the beautiful, shabby chic blog called My Romantic Home.I absolutely fell in love with Beau's soulful expression! I would imagine he is a real sweetheart...This piece is available in my store on etsy in a few days. 10% will be donated to Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue. If you are interested in having a portrait done of your precious pup, feel free to contact me!
(*photo used with permission , flickr id: Romantic Home )

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

And the Winner is!!...

I SO apologize for not posting this yesterday! It completely slipped my mind, but the winner of the $50 CSN Stores Giveaway is #8 clustres!!
Thank you to everyone who entered, posted, tweeted, etc.! Be sure to check back in the future for other grreat giveaways! God bless! 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sadie Girl...Golden Retriever Painting in OIL by LARA

("Sadie Girl," 8"x 10", 
oil on canvas, available, 
I've been busy the past few months with a number of commissions but am going to try and get back to my Painting a Pup a Day project as best as I can this summer! This piece may already be spoken for, but if not, it will be available in my store on etsy...it is of a sweet Golden girl, named Sadie. Everytime I paint a Golden it makes me miss our precious Cassie, and Sassy who passed away some years ago, but I still enjoy painting them!...there is truly nothing like a Golden! If you are interested in having a pet portrait done of your precious pup, feel free to contact me!
(*photo used with permission: flickr id TammyTalking)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Life With Dogs...Free Chuckles Each & Everyday

I discovered Life With Dogs sometime last year and I have to say it is one of THE BEST dog blogs out there! It is sheer genius each and everyday! I laugh so hard sometimes it hurts, but in a good way :) Hop, skip, and jump on over to share in the fun!