Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Open Studio Party

The Open Studio Party was so much fun, this will have to become an annual tradition!

Despite the rain, we had a great turnout. People were able to socialize, enjoy the Christmas party atmosphere, and make some gift purchases.

The Voting Giveaway made a fun end to the evening. 7 of the winners were at the party, and were able to take home the print of their choice.

Here are the list of winners:
Katherine C. - San Juan Capistrano Mission
Denise I. - Laguna Sunset II
Jacques O. - Laguna Lifeguard Tower
Brian F. - Laguna City Lights
Laura I. - Laguna City Lights
Frank S. - Dana Point Sunset
Terry F. - Pavilion at Night
Devon K. - Garden Retreat
John L. - 52 Chevy

If anyone has any pictures from the party to share, just email me and I'll post them.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Voting Giveaway

I would love to hear which is your favorite painting! As a thank you, I will be giving away a signed 8x10 print of their favorite painting to 10 lucky winners.

The poll will be up on my blog until Midnight, Dec 15th. Then, I will draw 10 names out of a hat to see who will receive the free prints.

You can vote anonymously using the poll on my blog. Or, if you would like to be entered into the drawing, just email me at mlarae@michellelarae.com with your name, address, email, and your favorite painting. To see my paintings, click on http://www.michellelarae.com/portfolio.htm.

You can vote as many times as you like. Each vote is an entry into the giveaway.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Colon Cancer Awareness

A Calendar to Support Colon Cancer Awareness

You may have heard that my brother was diagnosed with stage III Colon Cancer at the age of 36. That was 4 1/2 years ago. He is now cancer free and helping to promote Colon Cancer awareness!

This year, he had the opportunity to model for the 2009 Colondar, which is a calendar to promote Colon Cancer awareness.

Here is a link to the 2009 Colondar: http://www.colonclub.com/colondar.html. My brother is the model for February, and you can read his story here: http://www.colonclub.com/2009February.html.

I would like to encourage you to consider supporting Colon Cancer Awareness by purchasing the 2009 Colondar.

Thank you,
Michelle LaRae

Sunday, June 1, 2008

San Juan Capistrano

"San Juan Capistrano Mission"

I would like to share with you my latest painting. This is a scene from the central courtyard of the San Juan Capistrano Mission in Southern California. There is a large fountain in the center of the courtyard which forms the foreground of this scene.

This painting will be on display this summer at Art-A-Fair. For more information, please see: http://www.art-a-fair.com/.

I would love to hear what you think about this painting. Please feel free to post your comments.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Newport Coast Movie

This is a slideshow of photos taken every hour while painting the Newport Coast Sunset painting. Now, the painting is not complete, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak.

Please let me know what you think...