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Super Bowl 50 is Here TODAY!!!!!

Super Bowl 50 is Here TODAY!!!!!

Can you believe that today is Super Bowl 50?  What a landmark in the world of the NFL and Super Bowl! Which Team will make History! Today it is the Young Panther Quarterback Newton with his grand smile and seamlessly fun attitude toward the game VS Manning the Broncos experienced Quarterback with his serious thinking attitude that has been through most everything in his lustrous career.  It’s going to be an incredible game! Way back in 1999 I attended Super Bowl XXXIII and went back to my studio to create a 43″X 50″ Pastel Painting featuring John Elway.  It was a tremendous experience being there and creating this now historic Painting.  In memory of all the past Super Bowls I have brought back this timely image of the painting Super Bowl XXXIII with the winning Broncos. Enjoy! Have a great Super Bowl 50 Sunday!!! http://laclinefineart.com/galleries/sports L.A. CLINE, Master Pastel Artist, www.LACLINEfineart.com, LAC@LACfineart.com   UPDATE AFTER THE GAME: Congratulations to Manning and the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 Champions....
NEW PAINTING, “ROMANCING THE ROSE”

NEW PAINTING, “ROMANCING THE ROSE”

Here’s a Selfie of me just beginning this new Pastel Painting. It is going to be a large and very brightly colored work of Art measuring right now at 32″X 28″. I say that because I never know just what happens as I create a painting. Sometimes the size changes and I decide to add more and sometimes I need to reduce an area. Besides the dynamic bright red rose in the center there are flowers all around in Bright Purple with Yellow centers and red berries too. To make this painting even more exciting there will be a Monarch Butterfly and maybe another type of butterfly. I am not sure yet. However I have planned to put in Bumble Bee’s and a lady bug. This painting is all about the beauty of our world. The world we should protect and enjoy forever more. So you will have to keep touching base with my blog and see this masterpiece develop before your eyes!!!! L.A....
Why Do People Become Artists?

Why Do People Become Artists?

Why do people become Artists? Out of all of the career choices out there, why do some people feel they must create art as a profession? Certainly, there are safer, more financially predictable ways to make a living. What exactly is it that drives a person to make this “unpractical” life choice? The passionate need to express one’s self, experiences, opinions and visions can manifest itself in many ways. While we are born with this need and taught by parents, teachers and others as children, it is the few of us who fight to keep and develop the skills as an artist. It seems as though as soon as we begin our lives as artists, those of us who choose to keep, harbor, nourish and hone the inner artist are often thought of as flighty dreamers. Yet the reality is, few people live with the kind of passion, dedication, integrity, and commitment that gives persistence and will to believe you are truly born an Artist. The artist feels a marrow-deep need to document the legacy of being alive in this era, in this place, in this moment. The artist needs you to see the things that you are overlooking in your daily routine of “living.” The artist grabs you by the shoulders, stops you in your tracks, or alternatively shakes you out of your hypnosis to remind you that once the imagination is revealed it creates the wonderful world of Art. Art dares you to feel the emotions you’ve been suppressing in favor of the passion and persistence that it takes to see through completing a creation. The artist...
Original Pastel Paintings in the L.A.Cline Fine Art Store

Original Pastel Paintings in the L.A.Cline Fine Art Store

Almost all the Original Paintings created by L.A. Cline were commissioned works of Art that are permanently exhibited in Courtrooms, Corporate Offices, Universities, homes and businesses of many clients. L.A. Cline started the Sports and Entertainment collection in 1996 with a Pastel Painting of Dan Marino. These paintings were created from nostalgia or from the actual events like Super Bowl XXXIII. Each Painting has its own incredible story. The Artist went out and started this separate collection which became artworks featured on ABC Channel 10 TV and showings at the South Florida’s Sun Life Football Stadium and the BB&T Hockey Stadium. These pieces were show stoppers and the Artist received many commissions when these pieces were presented to the public. These two paintings featured here are from the Artists private collection that are now in the L.A.C. Fine Art Store. To create this Original Framed Pastel Painting L.A. Cline was at the game in the dugout waiting for Sammy Sosa’s turn at bat. Passes to the games were not easy to get so the Artist had to dig deep to find something extremely memorable to paint. You can feel Sosa’s feet planted firmly in the dirt while the force of his upper body twists to swing when the time was right. His cheek is puffed out with chewing tobacco or gum as he looked intently to see the pitch. It was an exciting forever moment. This image shows the painting framed. If you like to see a closer detail of the Sammy Sosa painting click the header above for Sports/Athletes and you can also visit the Fine Art Store....
Portrait Artists Must Know Their Craft

Portrait Artists Must Know Their Craft

A portrait artist is held to different standards than most other artists. While there is sometimes room for expression of a creative nature, most people who are interested in commissioning a portrait of themselves or someone else are looking for a portrait artist who will be able to create a close likeness of that person. The face is the most important part of a portrait painting and an experienced artist knows this.  It is very important to choose the right portrait artist when they are commissioning a portrait. A great portrait artist knows the importance of facial expressions and is able to capture them in the painting. Every person expresses themselves differently, and finding out which facial expression captures their persona is a key to success in portrait art. While sketching the basic design, a portrait artist will position the head of a subject in a way that is natural yet pleasing to the overall look of the finished piece.  Everyone has their own individual look and stance or the way they carry themselves. This naturalness is a part of the personality of your subject.  When commissioning a portrait, you may want to talk with the portrait artist about what makes you feel comfortable as a pose and what you consider your “best side” to be portrayed in the painting. Few careers are as challenging and rewarding as that of being a portrait artist. It is best to, of course, like people and be friendly and empathetic towards others. Taking the time to get to know your subject and connecting with them on a personal level will help you...
Super Bowl XLVII, Ravens Quarterback, Joe Flacco

Super Bowl XLVII, Ravens Quarterback, Joe Flacco

This is a free-hand Pencil Sketch of Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco.  This pencil art sketch design was developed from watching Super Bowl XLVII, seeing Joe Flacco interviews on TV and looking at the random photos on line. I have been a sports fan for many years now and have an extensive collection of paintings on my website in the Sports and Athletes Gallery. http://www.lacfineart.com/portrait-painting-pastel-art-gallery.php When I am commissioned to create a pastel portrait painting my pencil art sketches are drawn to the same scale as the finished painting.  These pencil art drawings are the blue print of what my clients should expect as far as what the subject looks like and the size.  It is a great way to start a portrait painting since it really relaxes my clients when they can see their painting as a portrait drawing and make corrections if necessary. I recently wrote an article in my blog about, “ Tips on How to Hire a Portrait Artist”.  It is a great read! http://www.lacfineart.com/fine-art-blog/how-to-hire-a-portrait-artist-tip/ The original Flacco Pencil Art Sketch is 16”X20” and a “Work of Art”. This image was not a commission but is a part of my ever growing Sports Collection.  It is a dynamic image of Joe Flacco filled with determination and that winning stare.  It is the essence of a strong, young, Super Bowl Quarterback. I scanned the original pencil drawing of Flacco to create this email.  This “Work of Art” bares the copyright symbol ©L.A. Cline, which means that no one can copy, sell, or distribute this image.  You can enjoy the art or inquire about the original. Like me on Facebook    http://www.facebook.com/portraitartist.fineart?ref=hl Written by:  L.A....