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Floral Wall Art

Floral Wall Art

Floral wall art captures the real likeness of the original painting. Every floral painting has a story. Besides the beauty of the art people want to know the story behind the art including the artist’s thoughts and creative process. For the painting “Simply Beautiful”, I gathered what I thought were the special flowers from a bouquet. Then gently I tossed the flowers into a wide mouth vase until they gave the subtle yet powerful natural organic arrangement I wanted to paint. The softness of the petals along with the bold colors all pulled together to expressed to me a painting of harmonious beautiful floral art. Choosing a background I felt would blend with all the flowers letting each explode with their own beauty. Preparing everything before painting is essential. It is not until the original painting is finished that I can prepare for the highly technical digital process. You can click on this link to view many beautiful examples of floral wall art on https://laclinefineart.com/galleries/flowers/   My floral paintings and floral wall art are beautiful expressions of the nature of our world. Painting the artistic beauty of the flowers living all around connects us to our earth. The floral wall art archival digital fine art are beautiful and truthful representations from my original painting.  As an Artist I create paintings from my heart. This framed fine art has been completely hand painted with the same pastels as the original and is an original of its own because it is a one of a kind. “Simply Beautiful will  endure the test of time because the subject matter is universal. If you...
Unique Cherished Art

Unique Cherished Art

Unique cherished art is a gift of love for every occasion especially over the holidays.  Creating a commission custom portrait by hand becomes a unique cherished art piece. The Mother of these “Two Sisters” wanted a very casual painting of her two beautiful daughters for her husbands surprise birthday party. Even though the younger dark sister was taller I made sure her older sibling posed higher so they both looked equally important. Sisters resting on a large orange rubber beach ball, cuddling casually together naturally expressing sincere family love. Evolving over fifteen years I have created this collection of flower paintings, powerful organic natural expressions of our world. I create one original and for years I have worked on amazing matching fine art digital images. For more go to the art store on my home page. https://www.laclinefineart.com Here is a “One of a Kind” creation with the set in plexi-glass. https://laclinefineart.com/artwork/romancing-the-rose-plexi-glass-black-gold-frame/on plexi-glass. Contemporary art is very in vogue with the furnishings we have today. The art is so colorful that is becomes a focal piece for any room. The owner will surely cherish this unique work of art. Contact me and experience being involved creating unique cherished art for your own from L.A. CLINE Fine Art. L.A....
Creating Nature’s Beautiful Flowers

Creating Nature’s Beautiful Flowers

Creating nature’s beautiful flowers brings nature to our doorstep. Beauty for the sake of Beauty. Although unfinished, “Simply Beautiful” was posted on Facebook and LinkedIn. Allowing time between posting L.A. CLINE painted flowers to periodically update the painting. Showing an audience unfinished art became a big decision. Realizing people really liked seeing paintings being created I posted starting with one white center rose in the center of the painting. At this point, I have already worked on the sketch and the rose for a month. I try to post updates weekly or every ten days, adding a new flowers. Creating more flowers required building layers of pastel to match areas already painted. It was an adventure creating nature’s beautiful flowers.  I did not expect the overwhelming reaction to the post.  All the likes, comments, hearts, wows are so inspiring I no longer feel alone in my studio. In fact, I notice names that I recognize from earlier posts which is wonderful and seeing the new names is great! Next step, looking for the ultimate frame. The frame will be custom build and custom stained so I have to do my homework and choose something that will ultimately surround this extraordinary painting. By ordering the frame now, I will finish the painting in time for the frame to be should be built. I will continue to post updates on Facebook and LinkedIn until I finish this painting. Since there is only one original, my favorite thing is to create matching archival digital re-creations. Click here, view gallery on-line Watch video Facebook where I have posted a video about this painting....
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....
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....
Historic Art Painting of Super Bowl XXXIII, Broncos Win!!!

Historic Art Painting of Super Bowl XXXIII, Broncos Win!!!

Sports has always been a passion for me. I have had to be very persistent to have had the opportunities to create the amazing collection of Pastel Sports Paintings I have painted over the last 18 years. It all started with a dream to paint Dolphin Quarterback, Dan Marino. Back in 1996, I started to paint two Pastel Paintings of Dan Marino, one a portrait and one an action scene, entitled, “The Game” measuring 38″X 45″. These paintings were the spark that lit the fire. Going to the games and seeing the head to head combat between players, the strategies and their passions to win, fueled my desire to paint a new kind of Sports Historic Painting, capturing that moment forever. For me, our athletes are like the gladiators, fighting against all odds to win and stay on top. Vince Lombardi said “The harder you work the harder it is to surrender.” Creating the Super Bowl XXXIII Painting, was an incredible feat; seeing John Elway actually make that last winning touchdown was a thrilling moment. To capture and immortalize that moment within a 45″X 52″ Pastel Painting, is a work of Art to behold. In addition to the Broncos painting of Super Bowl XXXIII, ©L.A. Cline, there are many other Sports Paintings I have created over the paste eighteen years. Watch the exciting Sports Painting Video and view the Sports Art on my website. I plan to continue this quest to create team paintings so the teams can offer their fans the opportunity to collect Art Prints as creative memorabilia. My name is L.A. CLINE and I am a...
The cost of a portrait painting and what determines it’s value?

The cost of a portrait painting and what determines it’s value?

Whether a famous artist, emerging artist, an artist starting out, or a gallery, auction house, collector or anyone else is in the art business, cost is of the upmost importance.  Art is, ultimately, a business. A portrait’s cost, or selling price for the art community, is based on the sell-ability of the artist and their particular segment of the market.  The basic thought that is always present remains: whether or not the client is going to like and buy a piece of artwork. The part that many do not understand is that most artists don’t just “whip up” their portrait creations.  It takes many years for an artist to perfect a commitment to their style.  That is not to say that earlier paintings are not as good as paintings later on in an artist’s career; If the Artist is very good, their growth is natural and seamless – whether their styles change and evolve after many years, like Jackson Pollock – or their style continues unchanged throughout their career like the genius of Norman Rockwell.  Either way, every artist starts out with a particular style, and when the time is right that style takes ahold of the artist.  This perfection-over-time increases the value, cost or price point of an artist’s work and the finished painting. People must like the painting, of course, for without public appreciation, any art will be hard to sell.  So an artist has to reach out to the public that will like and purchase their work. Again, artists start with a blank canvas.  This is hard for many to imagine because they simply see the finished product...
“Enchanting Bloom” in memory of “Greenma”

“Enchanting Bloom” in memory of “Greenma”

L.A. Cline creates the “Enchanting Bloom” Pastel Painting I am painting the beauty of  life.  The moment we all want to hold on too. This is a wonderful thought to have for the approximately three months I will be painting this piece.  The hard part is that I cannot rush a painting but must remain calm so the Pastels will flow easily with color and thought.  Remembering wonderful people and thinking of the people you love in your life now are the great inspirations that allow me to create. From the small start of the last image posted on July 14th, you can now see the center more clearly developed and expanding to the petals.  There are some dark areas within the Rose however most of the colors are light with highlights and transparencies. For the past two weeks I have made color studies and painted.  The petals are very fragile and delicate so the application of the chalk must also take on this feel.  I am now starting to work on the areas outside the center bud.   As I work outward I constantly go back and blend colors.   Although still in a rough state the color palette is beginning to develop. If you click on the image to enlarge you can see that I hand-draw the Artwork and use a grid-system that is unique for every painting.  When finished this Pastel Painting will be about 28”X28”. I look forward to see what another ten days of work will reveal.  Be sure to check out my next Blog and read the “Family Matters” Blog the story behind the painting the first post in July. Comments always welcome! L.A....
Family Matters – Beginning the Nature Painting

Family Matters – Beginning the Nature Painting

Family Matters Like all families there are the good times and the tough times.  This has been a tough time for us. For any family who has lost a loved one this is for you. Mary, better known as “Greenma” was a wonderful 94 year old woman who I met about five years ago who recently passed on.  The story goes that her young Grandchildren could not pronounce Grandma so Grandma became “Greenma”. “Greenma” and I met at family functions and there was an immediate connection between us.  We really adored seeing each other and could not stop chatting when we did. I still can hear the sweet Southern tone of her voice.  She dressed so modern yet it suited her.  Even at 94! she looked like an elegant perfect Southern Lady.  She was slim wore little or no makeup, was beautiful with light blue eyes and striking white hair to her chin all one length parted on the side with a lovely wave.  Even young women were envious of her glamorous look.  She will always remain my idol. She had an adoring family and an extraordinary Daughter who was the main caretaker. Her other loving Daughter also pitched in when she was in town.  She was so loved by her Grandson, Granddaughters and Great Grandchildren. I feel so lucky to have met her and spent some of my life knowing her.  She is forever in my spirit. It is her life that I am celebrating with the two new nature paintings I am now creating.  Both new pastel paintings are Florals dedicated to “Greenma” for she loved Flowers.  As...