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simon levenson
09-12-2002, 11:08 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-12-2002/2187_19th.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Clearing the Pallet
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 12x16
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

MY COMMENTS:
My neighborhood, My mind

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
General stuff is welcomed...

jerryW
09-12-2002, 11:21 AM
clear the palet
clear the street
clear everything

nice blocks of color
big and small
glowing and hiding.

Wayne Gaudon
09-12-2002, 11:27 AM
Interesting .. not an object of personal interest, yet the painting itself is interesting .. the open door gives an option to explore but the laneway leads me off the canvas.

AggieL
09-12-2002, 11:53 AM
Wonderful ... very peaceful... a place to be alone with your thoughts.
My question is did you work from a photo? and if so, how long did you have to stand there until there were no people on the corner? You do live in New York don't you?? :)
April

simon levenson
09-12-2002, 11:55 AM
I stand on the conrer. I worked for about 6 days OYE!

mame
09-12-2002, 12:12 PM
On second perusal -

a wee, niggling thing. Right of canvas sidewalk angling back. The grayish area on sidewalk in front of gray door looks "poofy"/pillow-like. Jerks me out of "suspension of disbelief".

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giniaad
09-12-2002, 12:28 PM
you have taken the hard edges of NY
and softened them
humanized without humans

love the colors
and the structure
of building
composition
and lighting

AggieL
09-12-2002, 12:52 PM
Always love to see pics of how others work!!! Thks Simon!

Paintonbrush
09-12-2002, 05:34 PM
I was hoping to see your pallet-but your cool hair was treat enough.;-)
I study your grays.
what especially kept me in your space, was the emptiness and void of folks on bright sunny day. alone but not lonely.
Your dobbles of brights, scrumptious.

goldie
09-12-2002, 06:32 PM
Simon, your work reminds me of Greg Kreutz. Has a similar feeling but still very much your own great work. Love it.

jerryW
09-12-2002, 06:52 PM
yum
kicks me right in the head every time

daveshattuck
09-12-2002, 07:59 PM
i too like it, a lot. it reminds me of hooper

dave

fmarsh
09-13-2002, 10:23 AM
Simon,

Your play of cools & warm shades has achieved great light hitting the building and coming from within.

I am waiting for some figures to create a narrative on the street, with maybe a hint of a silhouette upstairs. You have created the stage, now it is time for the players to enter.

Fred

AFKAG
09-13-2002, 11:05 AM
Seeing the picture of you painting this, I had a question. How distracting was it to work in the street? (People stopping to ask questions, to make a comment, etc.) I've never tried it, and I was curious.

Second question, did you deliberately leave pedestrians out of the painting? Again, just curious. IMHO, it works well w/o, but I could see it with, as well.

Like the color choices. They work well together. Gives is a great mood.

geek.

aaasp
09-13-2002, 02:56 PM
I agree with Jerry, very yummy.
Do you know David Levine's watercolours?

reynolds
11-18-2002, 02:08 AM
what a mystery this one is...a scene of where people are, with no people...it is very warm and inviting yet no one is there to be in it...i always love your color splashes. it is a sweet thing...somehow me thinks you would put people in it if you did it today.

mattlart
11-18-2002, 06:15 AM
love the colors
and the structure
of building
composition
and lighting [/B][/QUOTE]

It works beautifully. A more colorful Edward Hopper. 6 DAYS! Really? Cheers,-Sott