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L.A. CLINE, Artist Journey, See a painting in progress

L.A. CLINE, Artist Journey, See a painting in progress

First and Foremost I want to thank the first responders during this coronavirus. They are literally saving our world. Best Wishes and Prayers to the people who art ill and people who are staying safe. During this time when we are home bound I wanted to show you how creating can be fun and exciting to see a painting in progress.  Most Artists use video tapes to show you how they create their paintings, this is different!  The link below will take you to a page where you can see the detailed painting in progress.  You can check back as my Artist Journey continues and see more as I finish this pastel painting of a wild Cheetah in the Africa grasslands. Did you know that the Cheetah is the fastest cat in the world! This incredible animal can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds! Think of that when you’re driving in your car. Remarkable! They are the smaller version of the big cat family with a small rounded head and deep chest, lean muscular bodies, long legs with special gripping pads under their claws and claws that do not retract fully so they can really grip the ground.  Their spines are elongated and they use their long tail for balance. Their tail also that acts like a rudder for swift and nimble sudden turns. They do not Roar they actually purr when their together and they chirp! Check out my journey with this painting. The reason I create my Art is for everyone to cherish their health and our world so we can protect and admire...
Let’s Talk About One of a Kind Art

Let’s Talk About One of a Kind Art

  Some Artists are very prolific and can turn out a painting in a day or a week. These Artists are most apt to be able to sell their originals. There are some Artists such as myself that require time to choose a subject, research and draw preliminary sketches before even starting on a painting that will take 4 to 8 months to create. My name is L.A. CLINE and for over 40 years I have been painting with pastels. I love the way I can layer the pastels and create the soft magnificent texture of what I paint. First, I choose the subject. This is so very important because I have to love what I am painting since I will be working with that subject for months. My paintings must have an everlasting relevance to capture the beauty of our world for generations to admire. People ask me why it takes so long?  It take me four weeks to research and then sketch my subject and set up to paint the original.  When you look at my paintings you will understand the complexity of the many 20 or more layers of pastel I apply to build color, texture, likeness.  I paint in the morning, evening, sunny, cloudy, raining days to make sure that the painting will look great in all weather conditions. No over head lighting is needed because the lighting is built in within the layers of pastel over time. “Tender Moment” is a very emotional and loving painting. Grevy Zebras are on the endangered list because of the their narrow and intricate stripes that reflect a...

Pet Portrait – It’s a Zebra! Masterpiece Pastel Painting has begun

Pet Portrait Artist Sketch of Two Grevy Zebras by ©L.A. Cline After finishing a Memorial Pastel pet portrait Portrait Painting of my clients’ beloved Blue Point Himalayan cat entitled, “Mr. Madison Blue”, I decided to continue with animal portrait theme as my first Masterpiece painting for the New Year 2013. I created the new pencil sketch above of two Grevy Zebras shows a beautiful connection between Mother and her offspring. The Mother decided to lie down to rest on a hot summer’s day and her little offspring is approaching either for a loving nudge or perhaps reminding Mom it’s time to eat.  This is a natural endearing exchange; a beautiful moment to capture in a fine art rendering. Drawing the different striped patterns of each zebra was very complicated, especially because of one zebra being in front of the other.  Every zebra has their own pattern and it is their signature of recognition.   The Grevy Zebras are an endangered species – the largest of the African Zebra’s being nearly seven feet tall, with the Males weighing almost 1,000 pounds.  The foals are browner in color and turn black as they become a year old.  As I studied these beautiful creatures for my artist rendering I noticed that the Grevy Zebras have unique characteristics such as: large heads; long necks; big rounded ears; and smaller, more delicate striped patterns, with more distinction between the black stripes.  Their stripes end to expose their bellies – where there are no markings.  Lastly, there is a stripe that runs from their head mane all the way to down their tails. They now are considered to live in the northern areas...