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simon levenson
05-23-2001, 10:30 PM
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Roan
05-23-2001, 10:33 PM
Simon,
This is great and looks much like your tiny head -- self portrait?

I have to question the title "free". To me, it looks almost like this were a mask floating in the air. I have to ask myself, "what is he free from? or is the fact he is hiding behind a mask his freedom?"

Dunno if that's what you intended, it's a very powerful piece and that's just what I get from it.

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simon levenson
05-23-2001, 10:46 PM
Roan thank you for going out on a limb.

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Impulse
05-23-2001, 10:48 PM
This has flashes of DJStar. Lovely piece. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Roan
05-23-2001, 10:54 PM
Well, geez, Simon, gimme the heads up on this piece before I jump off said limb http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

What was the impression you were trying to give?

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Chuireadh e na searraich bho dheoghal." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">It would put the foals from sucking.
(So bitter or disgusting.) </FONT s>
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simon levenson
05-23-2001, 11:04 PM
No roan i really do respect it. i meant it and it was sincere. you are not far off. I am never too sure what I am trying to say with a painting and in fact perhaps what gets said is not what I intended at all. also it is different to each person. So again thank you...

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GC
05-23-2001, 11:18 PM
To me looks like the young "Marlon Brando", right before screeming "Estella"

Ginette

rsmak
05-23-2001, 11:21 PM
Very nice!
rosanna

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AmyH
05-23-2001, 11:47 PM
Simon,

*sigh* so beautiful.

GC, I think you mean STELLA! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

amy

GC
05-24-2001, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by AmyH:
Simon,

*sigh* so beautiful.

GC, I think you mean STELLA! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

amy

Thanks Amy,
Actually I always thought it was "Estella"
See how I paid attention.
It took all these years and finally coming to wet canvas to get that right.

Thanks
Ginette

ZOTMA
05-24-2001, 01:34 AM
this is captivating....staring you back in the face. Without noticing the brushwork at first glance it's a piece that involves the viewer. After a closer look, I like at least the 'freedom' that you found in the brushwork and I'm drawn in more. Nice.

simon levenson
05-24-2001, 01:40 AM
Thanks Zotma. I think I was looking at myself in one of those rare moments when a self portrait can actually help you see yourself better than you already do .

I will always take a young Brano comment, no matter what he is about to scream. Love that man.

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David Acres
05-24-2001, 02:35 AM
Very powerful Simon! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Unni
05-24-2001, 06:02 AM
Nice work, Simon. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Unni

jerryW
05-24-2001, 07:23 AM
I thought it would have been your brother.

Robert
05-24-2001, 09:09 AM
Good painting. Always a pleasure to see your work.

Bob

AggieL
05-24-2001, 09:28 AM
Wonderful! I really admire your work!

Going to be in New York for the first time next week, I would love the chance to see some of these peices in person!!!!
April

domsanto
05-24-2001, 09:37 AM
It's all good, The colors, the mood, the mind altered look. Definitely free.

By the way, it is definitly "Stella" but I thought it was Marlon Wayans. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

jnet11
05-24-2001, 03:15 PM
so succulent and hypnotic. Just the right combination of distortions.

I always like it when you leave parts of your underpainting in the final version, you have a good hand with the broad brushstrokes.

I'd love for you to post progress pictures sometime.

jeanette*

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simon levenson
05-24-2001, 11:02 PM
Thank you everyone for your comments.

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arteitaliana
05-25-2001, 01:35 AM
Great flesh tone using reds and greens, great darks, great underpainting....
I don't know what "free" means, all I know is that the above piece means good painting in my opinion. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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CkA
05-25-2001, 11:23 AM
powerful!

Roan
05-25-2001, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by simon levenson:
No roan i really do respect it. i meant it and it was sincere. you are not far off. I am never too sure what I am trying to say with a painting and in fact perhaps what gets said is not what I intended at all. also it is different to each person. So again thank you...

Whew! Okay, good. I thought I had offended you there for a second http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif



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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Chuireadh e na searraich bho dheoghal." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">It would put the foals from sucking.
(So bitter or disgusting.) </FONT s>
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dornberg
05-25-2001, 04:12 PM
the angle of the face is interesting
the dark on the left face and right edge really make it work as a picture