Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/lacfin6/public_html/laclinefineart/wp-content/themes/Divi-child/index.php:2) in /home/lacfin6/public_html/laclinefineart/wp-content/themes/Divi-child/header.php on line 1

Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/lacfin6/public_html/laclinefineart/wp-content/themes/Divi-child/index.php:2) in /home/lacfin6/public_html/laclinefineart/wp-content/themes/Divi-child/header.php on line 1
Entertainment Painting Archives - L.A. Cline
L.A. CLINE Pays Homage to Super Bowl XLIX with a Sports Painting

L.A. CLINE Pays Homage to Super Bowl XLIX with a Sports Painting

It all started with a dream to paint Dolphin Quarterback, Dan Marino, back in 1996. L.A. Cline started to paint two Pastel Paintings of Dan Marino, one a portrait and one an action scene, entitled, ‘The Game’ measuring 38”X45”. These paintings were the spark that lit the fire to continue painting Sports Athletes. By going to the games, experiencing the head to head combat between players, the strategies and passion to win all fueled the Artist’s desire to paint a new kind of Sports Historic Painting capturing these moments forever. L.A. Cline states, “For me our athletes are like gladiators, fighting against all odds to win and stay on top.’ A quote by Vince Lombardi says it all, ‘The harder you work the harder it is to surrender’.” Creating the Super Bowl XXXIII Painting was an incredible feat for the Artist. L.A. Cline “Seeing John Elway actually make that last winning touchdown was a thrilling moment. To capture and immortalize that moment within a 45”X52” Pastel Painting, is a work of Art to behold.” The Artist starts with a pencil sketch to scale before each painting. One painting as large as this one with so many details took six months to finish. All the creations of L.A. CLINE are drawn and painted by hand. The Artist uses a method of building layer upon layer of Pastel pigment developing the depth and details that unveils the “Super Realistic” quality of each legacy painting. This painting is a show stopper when displayed at events. It is also a part of the Artists personal collection. The LACfineart.com website serves as an in-depth...
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....
Part II – A Breath of Life into Pastel Painting

Part II – A Breath of Life into Pastel Painting

The”Happy Leprechaun” Pastel Painting is now starting to come alive!!!!! It is a daunting task for any Artist to start a painting whether it is a painting of realism art or an abstract painting because the Artist starts with a blank canvas and creates the idea that originated in their mind. The additional pressure to show the painting you are creating to the world as you are working to create a master pastel painting is something most artists keep to themselves. However, I feel is very important for the viewers to see how this blank canvas disappears as this pastel painting progresses. Planning a painting and making the first mark on that white surface is over whelming moment each time I start a new painting. You have to keep painting until you see that glimmer of something that was in your mind and then you continue carefully to create the environment of the painting you want the viewer to see. Emailing, blogging and posting art online, the Leprechaun painting updates, is a look into the creative process flowing from my mind to the painting. The image that you are viewing now is of my rough unfinished work. This process of updating my blogs, posts and emails shows the deep commitment especially in front of an audience that we as artists have to keep creating until we have that ultimate work of art. Figurative art is very exciting to me. I enjoy painting the figure and face of any individual and I am having a great time creating this “Happy Leprechaun”. After creating the pencil art to scale of what I...
A Breath of Life into Pastel Painting

A Breath of Life into Pastel Painting

Street performers have always been a group of people whom I admire.  They go out day after day, put their best face forward and show their natural talents.  It takes a very special person to recreate themselves in this light to perform a unique live show in front of an audience. As a dedication to street performers, I wanted to create my own idea of the Leprechaun character performer I saw in my travels within a pastel painting.  He went from every street corner singing, dancing and putting a smile on every member of the audience’s face. When I create a pastel painting, I always research all the information I can surrounding the topic. The more information I have the more exciting the painting will be. This enables me to give the pastel painting a breath of life.  For this particular painting, I researched the legends and images of Leprechauns so I can develop my own personal vision of this Leprechaun character. The information I found inspired me to depict a certain style of Leprechaun. Knowing even the smallest fact, gave inspiration into my artistic liberty to enhance the pastel painting with details like the Leprechaun’s face, costume and the neighboring surroundings. To ensure my work stays in optimal quality after it is originally painted, I work on heavy acid-free paper mounted on an acid-free foam core. The method I use for this portrait painting is an application of different pastel color layers that build each layer until I will reach the intense green color I want for the Leprechaun’s costume. I feel that the liveliness of the green in the Leprechaun’s costume will...