Commissioned Artwork for Personal Enjoyment

Custom Pastel Paintings
I love creating commissioned artwork for your personal enjoyment, and original custom portrait paintings! If you are considering the enjoyable process of commissioning your painting here are some of the details to consider.




Before I start any painting, we have our conversations about your thoughts about what your subject matter will be along with other desires you have for your painting. Then I start creating a custom portrait drawing to scale of your ideas. This sketch shows all the details and size of your painting then we can critique and make any changes if necessary. I pride myself in the pencil sketch to scale, for this sketch is the blueprint for your commissioned painting.

The technique that I use to build the layers of pastel pigment and detail for each painting is accomplished by painting in the morning hours, afternoon, evening hours, on sunny and cloudy days so that the lighting is virtually built into the painting. The painting will look great in many different lighting situations so no direct overhead lighting will be necessary. The time I need to create for smaller paintings is three months and up to six months or more for larger paintings.

Other Details
Custom portrait paintings begin with a personal consultation where we talk about your ideas which may be a few conversations. To give you a reliable quote for your Original Pastel Painting other details must be precisely discussed such as; the size, subject matter, colors and the concept of your painting, where the painting will hang, pictures, personal items and usually two sessions together with the subject of about 45 minutes each. I also include critiques during the process of the painting, so the result is precisely what you desire. Once we agree on a quote, I usually ask for a comfortable deposit.

The commission includes all conversations, emails, critiques, the sketch, the painting, and framing. If I have to travel there may be travel expenses that would be additional. Since I cannot quote your portrait usually a small pet portrait with frame runs about $5000 and up and takes about three months to complete. View the image of the “Yorkshire Terrier” pastel portrait painting 24″ X 27 1/2″ at the end of this page.

Subject Matter
The subject matter is the all-important consideration. Whether the original painting is for a corporation or something more personal like a custom portrait painting or custom portrait drawing I can create a wide range of subject matter. This website is a portfolio of works. However, every type of subject matter is open for discussion.
Archival Re-creations on Canvas and Paper

If you have fallen in love with a painting that I have created, I also create exquisite Fine Art Archival Re-Creations  on canvas and paper with the flowers of my original pastel art for sale. I hand paint each one with  layers of multi mediums. This is a wonderful way to own a work of fine framed wall art at an affordable price. I am blessed to be able to recreate my originals for you to enjoy.

I look forward to hearing about your ideas.
If you have any questions
about the art on my site call or email me directly.
It would be my pleasure to speak with you!
L.A. Cline

L.A. Cline Fine Art - Custom Pet Paintings


L.A. CLINE is a multifaceted artists that love to create many different types of  subject matter using the pastel medium. For the Artist everything in our world is a portrait, People, Pets, Wildlife, Landscapes, Flowers and more! Graduated Cum Laud with a Bachelors of Arts Degree L.A. CLINE started her career while going to scale sketching the anatomy for physicians and sketching portraits.

The Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center commissioned the Art-sit for create two portraits one of the  Honorable Judge Feder and the other  non other than Lawson E. Thomas in Miami, Florida. Southern Wine and Liquor of Miami Florida also commissioned the Artist to create a portrait of one of their long time employee’s whose portrait was hung in the Southern Wine and Liquor Lecture Room and Florida International University, in North Miami. Chief Judge of the Third Court of Appeals is a portrait L.A. CLINE also created. Sidney M. Aronovitz Courthouse now houses his portrait created by L.A. CLINE.

There is a portfolio of L.A. CLINE’s Corporate Art in the Smithsonian Institute’s “Living Artists File, at the American Art and Portrait Gallery Library in Washington DC. This file and others can be viewed by the public to learn about our American Heros and the Artists that created their images.

The Artists work has been featured in the Miami Herald Newspaper, on Channel 10 TV, Artist Spectrum Magazine, Venu Magazine, Hortt Exhibition Galleries including the Agora Gallery in New York and Restaurants showings.

Locally the Lauderdale Yacht Club gave the Artist the Peoples Choose Award at the 7th Annual Fine Art Show. More recently the Nestler Poletto International Realty featured the Art of L.A. CLINE in their Corporate Office in Boca Raton and will be keeping the art as an exhibit after the exclusive art evening with the artist.

L.A. CLINE has been working with pastel for over 40 years.