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“The Honorable Judge” Corporate Painting

In 1999 a newly constructed Courthouse in Miami, the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse, commissioned me to create two Pastel Portrait Paintings for its lobby. This was the first one “The Honorable Judge Feder” who was a Family Court Judge I really enjoyed working with. The Judge and his wife worked with me to create custom portrait drawing to scale before I started to paint the 30″X40″framed custom portrait painting. I borrowed his robe to create this painting with his official clothing. We discussed exactly what book he would like to hold and I completely painted the background separately choosing the flags from Nova University Law School and the books from the Ruden, McCloskey, Smith, Schuster & Russel Law Library. This is a large painting. We all met a few times to critique the painting before the final framing. If you are interested in a portrait of this nature please contact me so we can discuss your ideas with a consultation at no charge and take a look at the Commissions Page for more information about custom paintings. Use my site to the fullest and check out the galleries at your leisure.

L.A. CLINE, Master Pastel Artist.


In 1999 a newly constructed Courthouse in Miami, the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse, commissioned me to create this portrait of “The Honorable Judge” Corporate Painting for its new lobby. 

This pastel portrait may look like The Honorable Judge was actually standing in a wonderful library with the flags framing the law books; however this background was completely pieced together.  The Library section of Family Law was taken from the renowned law offices of Ruden, McCloskey, Smith, Schuster & Russell while the flags where from a visit to Nova Law School. The Judge was actually standing in his office with a window behind him for his sketch and the background was carefully created around him to complete this very impressive     30″X 40″ portrait.

When working with dark colors of pastel one must be very careful apply the dark colors slowly as not to blend in with the light colors. The red tie and book gave color in the foreground with the books and flags adding color and stature.

If you are considering a Corporate Portrait I would be delighted if you contact me directly for a free consultation to talk about your thoughts.

L.A. CLINE, Master Pastel Artist.