Beautiful inspirations of flowers captures my soul to paint. To be inspired is something that comes naturally and cannot be rushed. The inspiration is all important for a painting because it has to endure the test of time, hold my attention to become a master piece.
Flowers are beautiful inspirations representing, beauty Love, passion, celebration, peace, and memories are all a part of the way we see flowers. Flowers give meaning and beauty to our lives.
For the last fifteen years I have been creating a Floral Collection. Each of my Floral pastel paintings take me months to create because of the way I layer the pastel. I work in various light conditions during the day and evening so the light peers through the 15 to 20 layers of pastel. Working with pastel is a challenge. I am so in love with pastel and the way it looks and presents itself that I continue to express and discover exciting ways to work with the pastel colors. In this fast paced world I slow down and become one with the flowers and enjoy combining the colors of each stick of pastel against the heavy cotton acid-free paper I use.
Since there is only one original, it becomes very important that I able to show my beautiful inspirations by re-creations of my original. I hand embellish the Re-creation with the original painting right next to me. I use pastel sometimes adding acrylic and oil to create another texture. It feels like I am creating the original all over again only now it is a unique re-creation. Re-creations are a wonderful way to have a unique piece of Floral art that is a limited edition or one of a kind work of art.
L.A. CLINE, L.A. CLINE Fine Art