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simon levenson
05-20-2003, 02:28 PM

Title: Umma makes me nervous
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 14x18
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

I was happily painting, even exploring and experimenting and then Umma Thurman and kids showed up and had a little sunset picnic and I got nervous as all get out..We spoke and i didnt even give my name

How do you avoid being star struck

05-20-2003, 02:36 PM
by now it is clear
you are liable to spill the smarties at the slightest provokation.

BTW, i see a party with people milling amist an onslaught of blinding star power and the usual colored carnuba candies.

05-20-2003, 03:10 PM
*LOL* she would make me nervous also.

Great painting! very veritcal.

05-20-2003, 03:19 PM
You avoid being star struck by realizing the so called "stars" put their pants on one leg at the time, or panty hose legs one at the time, just like everyone else.

That simple.


PS: and after meeting a few "stars" that turn out to be sorry human beings and meeting regular folks that are outstanding human beings it becomes even more sobering! :D

05-20-2003, 04:08 PM
... nothing wrong in offering to buy them a cup of coffee. If they refuse they're probably busy but they'll appreciate it anyway. If they accept then they may have made a quick judgement about you and might like what they see. If they say something like, "I don't drink coffee..." and leave it at that, then all of their "stardom" is for naught. -Harry

simon levenson
05-20-2003, 04:14 PM
easier said than done but all good advice. anyone like the painting?

05-20-2003, 04:16 PM
The first thing that came to my mind...

All the ghostly apparitions that came down the stairs in poltergeist.


05-20-2003, 05:02 PM
I see Umma often -- she lives in the Village. Her butt is MUCH biggger than I thought it would be. Umma is something.

I had the same experience when Annie Liebovitz stopped me and wanted a commission.

The painting is differnt and vexxxperimental. I'm not sure if it holds up to your more studied and natural work.

simon levenson
05-20-2003, 05:24 PM
jerry are you calling me a baby ?

this is the a building i have worked on before
no one can tell ?

i stretch for this and i know it is not rewarded but it feels rewarding

05-20-2003, 05:39 PM
Yes I see this as a city scape -- the white highlights that dance around the freshest layer are like ghosts....it has an ethereal quality to it...

only you know when you have reached a new rung

be rewarded!

05-20-2003, 11:38 PM
its the red building...

05-21-2003, 03:35 AM
You mean here?
I am thinking more that blue roof behind lefty... but it looks taller than that.... like a church....
shoot, closed his site.... I will get back to you...

05-21-2003, 07:09 AM
i hadn't thought of that.

the carnuba wax treats are smarties with chocolate inside and color outside.

do you eat the red ones last?
do you suck them very slowly or eat them very fast.

05-21-2003, 10:36 AM
red house or no...what y'all think?

jerry---smarties sound as though they are similar to what we in the states call M and M's...we have smarties but they are more of a tart little candy that comes wrapped in clear cellophane...

05-21-2003, 10:37 AM
Well, this has to be one of the more exciting conversations going on ;-)
I like the smarties, all of you.

do you under paint with a color Simon? the blue you use is so contradicts the warms and works so well. you are genius.

Star struck.....did you give her a card so she could call you and commission you to paint?

05-21-2003, 03:43 PM
What a strange post...everybody seems to be talking out of a different window:)

05-21-2003, 04:41 PM
Window? I don't see any windows..:O))
Best title I've seen in a while.

05-21-2003, 05:13 PM
but do you like smarties....

Wayne Gaudon
05-21-2003, 06:31 PM
who the heck is umaw .. is she related to mymaw ?:D

05-21-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by reynolds
but do you like smarties....

I loved them... grew up on them :)


05-21-2003, 08:18 PM
for Wayne's benefit;)


05-21-2003, 08:19 PM
Only one M! dj*

Wayne Gaudon
05-21-2003, 10:38 PM
umma is ou la la .. what ever happend to Simon and his painting :D