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Wildlife Paintings Archives - L.A. Cline
FALL GIVEAWAY: Stationery Art

FALL GIVEAWAY: Stationery Art

L.A.C. Fine Art is now giving away 10 Fine Art Note Cards worth $40 free with no shipping cost! These beautiful Fine Art Note Cards are Giclee’s printed individually on 80lb, acid-free paper. Every card has a deckled edge along with the envelope. The images on the Fine Art Cards are from L.A. Cline’s Nature Collection. You will receive a variety of images hand selected by the Artist. These stationery art cards are perfect for that personal, loving note you want to send. Just fill out the Contact Me Form, sign in and then like us on Facebook to tell all your family and friends. The drawing will be on October 31st and the announcement of the winner will be on November 1st. The winner will be announced on L.A. Cline’s Facebook page! The winner will have the opportunity to submit a guest blog post for review on L.A. Cline’s Fine Art Blog! Once you sign up for the Giveaway, you are automatically a member of the L.A. Cline, VIP Fine Art Club. With membership, you will receive special offers and deals on exclusive art collections at great prices. The best part about the VIP Fine Art Club is Membership is free! Fall has swept itself into gear with the Fall Give Away Campaign. The Holidays are right around the corner and these stationery art cards are ideal stocking stuffers for the art lover. We look forward to hearing from...
Is a Painting Ever Really Finished?

Is a Painting Ever Really Finished?

This pastel painting I have created of two Grevy Zebras experiencing their “Tender Moment” may look finished, it is not.  Now that all the stripes are in place, and the forground and background have been painted the finishing process begins. It takes many layers of different Pastel color pigments to make the background color complimentary, the stripes the right amount depth of color with contrast and the foreground colors that indicate a base line so that the animals look weighted down on the ground. The finishing process takes me about a week or more to complete.  This is where I use a magnifying glass to look at all the intricate patterns to make sure they are as they should be.  I will move from right to left looking to correct details and perhaps add a few more.  After I finish this process I look at the painting in all types of lights: morning, noon, evening, sunny and cloudy days and in different rooms, this way the lighting will not be any issue in most every day and evening settings.  I will also finish my spraying so the pastel stays in place.   It’s hard to finish a painting but after working so long with pastels you just know when it’s time to stop and if you know when to stop then you have finished the painting. This painting will be available as a Fine Art Giclee Print .  The painting reproduction will look exactly like the original pastel  painting and would be a masterpiece work of art for any home or office.  The original painting without a frame measures 33″ Wide X  22 1/2″ High.  The painting reproduction will be very close to those measurments. One of the main reasons I painted these magnificent animals is for everyone to be aware that Grevy Zebras are an endangered species.  The Grevy Zebras are the largest of the African Zebra’s nearly 7...

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...