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09-28-2002, 10:45 PM

Title: Little Italy
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 22 by 28
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

San Genarro Festival...

I am interested in botany.

simon levenson
09-29-2002, 01:37 AM
Where is the festival...? Where is the street...? Knowing little Italy a little as I do, it has that jammed feel. I am not sure what you are going for in this one. It moves me less than some of your other street scenes. I think the building surfaces (bricks or stone) are something I have come to want to see more of than you are providing us in this one.

Is that the back of a paint brush in the bottom right corner?

Walk this week?


09-29-2002, 01:42 AM
nice to see this here as well...i am liking the red but missing the brick and the trees.

09-29-2002, 08:28 AM
the blending of zig zag and circular motifs
runs from roof top simplicity downward
into a chaos of harmonies which echo
the same shapes.

bright fun colors are well distributed
but concentrate where necessary.

the large shapes lean inward intensifying tension
I like finding these things and enjoying the
totally natrual effect of their occurance.

09-29-2002, 03:18 PM
I love the various shades of colors
through out these building surfaces
and windows
all below a nearly crouded out city sky

what is it about fire escapes
that are so alluring
and romantic...dunno, but they are.

the more I look at this one
the more I like it

09-30-2002, 09:35 AM
The street is Mulberry. The festival is, and was over.

What I am going for in this one? I am losing the love for detail and brick. Sorry folks. It bores me. I am far more interested in the emotive elements I attain when I do not 'care' as much. My work is becoming more about color and energy, more about converging shapes and artistic liberty. Starting my ascent into another realm of creativity, I need the pendulum to swing this way for sanity sake.

That is the back of a paint brush.

The power of non thought is where I generate the love.

A walk is always nice.

No trees in this scene! No bricks either! I don't miss them. I have painted over 1,000,000 bricks and 75 trees this summer. I am going back to my roots and expressing myself in a non illustrative manor....if all goes right.


The leaning inward I created for the reason of tension.

My process use to be as follows:
Find an inspiring scene
Work without judgment; through the pitfalls
leave the scene with humility, knowing i will return
return with detail in mind
return another day

My process today:
Find a scene
Inspire myself though quick reactions
Work without judgment; through the pitfalls
leave the scene with humility
NOT knowing i will return


Thank you kindly! Fire escapes represent a late night cigarette or a home for foliage.

09-30-2002, 01:23 PM
More comments are welcome.