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Lena Levin has been at 21 events

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First Friday Art Walk618,482The last First Friday Art Walk of the year will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013.It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. --How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)December First Friday Art Walk2013-12-06 14:00:0027G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013.It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. --How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0047G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013.It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. --How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0030G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013.It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. --How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0072G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The August #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The August First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013.--How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)August First Friday Art Walk2013-08-02 15:00:00131G+
Google Art Project8,850,611Whether in a cave lit by tallow candles, or in a cubicle aglow with code racing across a screen, artists are always challenged by the spaces around them. Pictorial space—the representation of a room, a landscape, or even just an abstract sense of place—crops up throughout the history of art. Geographic space—a region, a town, or a studio—can come to define a particular period within an artist’s career. And more recently, the expansion of digital space—an area increasingly referenced spatially as “the cloud”—raises questions about authenticity, accessibility, and the relationship between a viewer and a work of art. Paintings by Richard Diebenkorn, currently on view at the +de Young Museum in the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: The #BerkeleyYears, address many of these concepts of space. On Friday, July 5 at 10am PST join curators, scholars, archivists, and artists for a live Art Talk about the role of space in and around Diebenkorn’s work. Featured speakers include: de Young assistant curator of American art Emma Acker; artist and Diebenkorn scholar Mark Lavatelli; visual resources and art research librarian for the Diebenkorn Foundation Carl Schmitz; and de Young Google Art Project intern Sarah Kimmerle. #arttalks  Art Talk on Richard Diebenkorn with the de Young Museum, San Francisco2013-07-05 19:00:00469G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.------------------------------------------How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00104G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.------------------------------------------How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00204G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013.--------------------------------------------------------------How it works:Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00216G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ -------------------------------How it works:Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty!Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection.Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Samantha Villenave and +Lena Levin May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00257G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57140G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133G+
Samantha Villenave1,067,060EDIT: It's been brought to my attention that there is something wrong with events, and the times are not being adapted for each time zone! Yikes!Below are the times for the hangout:Paris (CET): 8 p.m.New York (EDT): 2 p.m.San Francisco (PST):  11 a.m.We're going to do another hangout this Wednesday, this time off air, for the ARTlandea community members. Some of us mods will be present, and you're welcome to pop in and say hi, meet us, and talk to us about any questions/comments that you have concerning the ARTlandea Community. The Hangout will take place within the ARTlandea Community, and all of the members will receive an invite. It it's packed full we'll ask you to rotate in and out, to give others a chance to also join. Note: ONLY ARTlandea Cumminuty members will be able to join the Hangout.To ask to join the Community:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105980077108662994298Our +Artlandea "Meet the Mods" Hangout On Air, from last Sunday, is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SamanthaVillenave/posts/NNLFucZFWpNHope to see you there!#communities #art #artlandeaHangout: Q & A with ARTlandea Mods2012-12-19 20:00:0042G+
Samantha Villenave1,067,060The ARTlandea going to be doing our first Hangout On Air this Sunday. We'd love for you to tune in and watch. You'll be able to put a face to the names of the mods for the ARTlandea Community: +Samantha Villenave +Max Rubenacker +Lena Levin +Abigail Markov +Marie Hélène Visconti +Marilyn Fenn and +Debo Odnumiar .We'll talk about what our vision for this Community is: conversations pertaining to art,You're welcome to watch here, the hangout will be streamed on the event page, and talk with us through the comments, ask questions, react, and let us know how you feel about this place. If you aren't a part of the community, and would like to join in the conversation, please circle the +Artlandea  page. The hangout will also be streaming from over there, so you can use the comments underneath the post to talk with us.Please feel free to share this with your artist, and art-loving friends, who may interested in hearing more about the community.And Community members, please be sure to keep posting in the F.A.Q. section for comments and questions you have about the community itself. We'll keep an eye on it and bring those subject into our conversation.And have a wonderful, creative week. See you on Sunday!Meet the ARTlandea Community Mods - Hangout on Air2012-12-16 20:00:0044G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again, this time in conjunction with #chagallchallenge show!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The December First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, December 7. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, December 7 to 1 a.m. Saturday, December 8.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday December 7 to 4 a.m. Saturday, December 8.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8.See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk and +tag the page, +FirstFridayArtWalk. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.To participate in Marc Chagall Challenge Show, add the hashtag #chagallchallenge and +tag +In Studio with Masters . This event is open to any medium and genre, insofar as the work is inspired by Marc Chagall.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk and #chagallchallenge   hashtags as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  and +In Studio with Masters  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite G+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00144G+
Samantha Villenave1,067,060+Art+Talk #16, an interview with +Kurt Ankeny, hosted by myself and +Lena Levin .I asked Kurt for a bio. What he gave me are these beautiful words."I like to describe myself as an autodidact, but that's not really true at all. If anything, I'm a bibliodidact. Some of the works most important to my formation were How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema and Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle. Those two were my lifeline for many critical years of development. In fact, I had given away my copy of Anatomy Lessons,  when I started recognizing images from it in the paintings I was looking at. I hadn't realized how deeply those images penetrated. So I had to buy myself a replacement copy.Here's a problem I have: all writing about art tends to circumvent the art itself. I'm not saying one shouldn't write about art, but it's deceptive to cement into prose a reaction to a piece that depends wholly on the time, circumstances, education, experience, and readiness of the individual viewer looking at it and reacting or responding. So, what you have a is a snapshot of a very, very narrow point where two individuals connected for a moment in time.So those qualms aside, I'm a relatively new painter. I've only been painting for about seven years. Four of them what I would consider "full-time". Painting, as most of us who practice with any determination and ambition know, is a very slow burn. Cy Twombly told Jenny Saville to try and remain ignored for as long as possible. And that is good advice as long as one can manage it. Because painting, especially since the modernist movement, is a vast ocean of possibilities and it takes many canvases to get your bearings.I guess that's my long-winded way of saying that I really don't know what I'm doing yet. I know, I know. One isn't supposed to undercut one's brand and reputation with such nonsense and honesty. "I don't know what I'm doing" does not mean "I don't know where I'm going." I do have plans, I have grand ideas and ambitions. It's just that there's a lot of white space on the map between where I stand now and Mount Accomplishment. I think that the fissure between abstraction and figuration is an obvious point of interest. Today's painters are swarming on that likeArt+Talk interview with painter Kurt Ankeny2012-11-04 20:00:0023G+
First Friday Art Walk618,482The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 2. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, November 2 to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 3.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday November 2 to 4 a.m. Saturday, November 3.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday, November 3. See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk   hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0067G+
Samantha Villenave1,067,060The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is a new page (+First Friday Art Walk) and hashtag/sharing project here on G+. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.See starting and end times on the event above. We're going to be celebrating art and our very first First Friday for nearly three days, starting on Friday, October 5th and continuing through the weekend. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works:How can one participate? I'm glad you asked! :)Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk  . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Artists and non-artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk , so that I will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from over there. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, SamanthaEDIT: Since creating the event, I have learned that many of you have received multiple invitations to it. I have no idea how this happened, and you have my sincerest apologies. It was truly unintentional, and please forgive me for any frustration that this has caused. I've reported the bug to the Google+ team, and really hope that this will not happen in the future. Events are cool, spam, on the other hand, is truly anti-cool. ):G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-10-05 12:00:00207G+
Samantha Villenave1,067,060+Swarez Art will be joining me for Episode 10 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air, and just to mix things up a bit, the lovely and talented +Abigail Markov will be cohosting the interview with me.Ed Swarez, is a self taught painter who began six years ago, by accident,  with a tiny canvas and a small paintbrush. Since that day he has gradually refined his skills and developed his materials to be able to produce a unique range of modern art that's all about big bold shapes, rich colours and intricate levels of detailing. All of his business comes through his website and he has no gallery representation. With a  background in marketing and SEO, we'll be talking about these things in the Hangout and how artists can embrace basic business concepts without losing their creative integrity.************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Ed, Abigail, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Ed. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Ed, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Ed's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the +Art+Talk  page.Previous +Art+Talk  Hangouts can be found here: Art+Talk Hangout on Air interview with Ed Swarez2012-09-23 20:00:0056G+
Samantha Villenave1,067,060+Philip Hartigan will be joining me for Episode 9 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Philip, who describes himself as an "artist-writer-artist" works with drawings, writing, damaged photos, and letter, transforming them into prints, books and installations that relate to moments of personal narrative. He writes on his blog, "Praeterita" http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.fr/, as well as for the art blogazine +Hyperallergic http://hyperallergic.com as well as for Time Out Chicago http://bit.ly/PmYqE9 .**************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be justPhilip and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section, on my profile, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Philip. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES (and whose profiles I have vetted) to the event, into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Philip, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Philip's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the +Art+Talk Hangout on Air - guest artist Philip Hartigan2012-09-16 20:00:0049G+
Samantha Villenave1,067,060Artist +Abigail Markov will be joining me for Episode 4 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Abigail is an abstract oil painter who I've enjoyed getting to know through posts on Google=, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to sit down and talk about art and her work.http://abigail-marie.com/  .For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Abigail and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Abigail.*****************************************************************************************After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES to the event. Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Abigail, and join only if you are interested in discussing art and Abigail's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)****************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, on YouTube or the +Art+Talk page.Previous +Art+Talk Hangouts can be found here: +Art+Talk Interview with Lena LevinArt+Talk Interview with Paul RoustanArt+Talk Hangout Interview with Cliff RothArt+Talk Hangouts on Air interview - Guest artist Abigail Markov (PLEASE READ FULL EVENT BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN)2012-08-10 21:00:0015G+

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Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303CC G+
Lư Thăng15,490Vòng kết nói chất lượng share cho anh em nào cầnTags: #circle #vòng-kết-nối2014-04-28 06:57:05238215CC G+
Arte e design0add circle of artists and photographers#sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     2014-04-18 11:50:44143001CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517CC G+
Mary Schiros39,050Passing a lone a circle from Carla Strozzieri of creative folks.  Haven't shared any circles for a while, thought it might be fun. #circlesharing  2014-02-26 02:25:03377341339CC G+
Richard Heby748Hey Poetry People, It's A Circle About Poetry, People!Hi all! This is a circle of poets, poetry readers, poetry lovers, and sharers of poetry! I've included haiku writers, sonnet sharers, assonance aficionados, kings of rhyme, and more! You'll find some interesting posts about poetry if you add this circle! Add this circle if you've loved poetry forever, or if you want to learn more!If you want to be included in this circle or later circles then just follow these 5 simple steps:1. Give this post a plus one!2. Comment on this post, saying something you like about poetry3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. ...and most importantly— reshare this circle to your followers or to the public!2014-02-09 22:22:112038411CC G+
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507811CC G+
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my High Content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet, and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters  #Activism  #Agriculture  #Analysis  #Art  #Artist #Bicycle  #Biodiesel  #Biofuel  #Biogas  #Biomass  #Business #BusinessDevelopment  #Change  #Christian #CivilDisobedience  #CivilLiberties  #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange  #Coaching  #Cogeneration  #Collaborate #Collaboration  #Communications  #Consulting  #Cooperative #Creative  #Creativity  #CRM  #Crowdfunding  2014-01-01 20:54:42500191628CC G+
Christy Sandhoff25,496HNY 2014 Jason Hurtado Daniels==============Jason Hurtado Daniels originally shared: High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM 2014-01-01 20:09:414975412CC G+
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:21498201022CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:5349823727CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:10498605CC G+
Vivi Amb541CIRCLE TO HAVE TODAY !My best Google + Users to FollowSpecial thanks to all off us !This Circle will Grow if :1 - You add Contacts creating a new Circle (if this is not done)2 - Share and +1 the circle#circles #circle   #circlesharing #circleshare2013-11-25 00:28:09239509CC G+
Dustin W. Stout26,662The Most Creative and Inspiring People on Google+As the first of my #circlesplosion  shares, this crowd-curated circle is comprised of those people who have been personally endorsed as some of the most creative and inspiring people on Google+.These folks are artists, designers, photographers, crafters, painters, musicians, videographers, marketers, and all around creators of things here on Google+.If you're a creator of things and want to connect with more people who create and inspire, add this circle.  Keep watch of the people in this stream and connect with the people you resonate with. About #circlesplosionAs I discussed in my introduction to #circlesplosion  (here - dustn.tv/circlesplosion/) managing and curating your circles will ultimately give you the greatest experience here on Google+. In an effort to connect people with passion, with other people with those same passions, I have resolved to share these crowd-curated circles with the world. I hope this group gives you as much value as it has me! Have a great monday everyone!  #creativity   #inspiration   #sharedcircles  2013-11-11 19:47:102367442111CC G+
Mario Falcetti23,486A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … ( updated November 1st, '13 ) #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social2013-11-01 18:23:28496257141255CC G+
Ole Olson27,685This shared public circle contains some of the best visual and fun content posters I've found on Google+.  #SharedPublicCircles   #CircleShare  2013-10-21 20:59:37394151017CC G+
Sherrie von Sternberg3,312I call this circle... The Chosen Few   In it you will find an assortment of most interesting people.  Photographers, yes, but thinkers and doers and people who LOVE with absolute passion the life they choose to lead. Enjoy2013-10-14 17:42:4220256518CC G+
Luis Roca5,744Art & Design Distilled on Google+ — This is your concentrated dose of visual goodness made up of artists, designers and art bloggers for September. Enjoy*Note: I'm always looking for profiles consistently posting fantastic art & design work. Feel free to mention one or two you think I'm missing in this group. Keep in mind this is a focused cross-section.Quality > QuantityLuis #sharedcircles   #circlesharefriday   #art  2013-09-06 14:10:4450028CC G+
Mario Falcetti15,258A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated August 22nd, '13)2013-08-22 07:31:5942822658171CC G+
Luis Roca5,477I've adjusted the Art + Design Distilled Circle with some significant changes, removing a few pages that posted redundant content and a few sharers who — um, we'll simply say it turns out they have an overly broad definition of art when it comes to the nude female. — Several fantastic artists and writers on the visual arts have been added. It's Art + Design Distilled on Google+.#TGIF everyoneLuis #sharedcircles   #circlesharefriday   #art   #design   #graphicdesign   #painting   #ns  2013-08-16 14:06:4453316CC G+
Jack C Crawford69,267Gender wars! Here's the latest share of some quite amazing persons.Angels, you have been emailed - please let me know if that is still OK with you.It is has now hit the maximum sharable circle size of 500.  Stay tuned for circle 2 in the future.2013-08-02 23:24:0450016435150CC G+
AyJay Schibig23,085ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.28.13Welcome to the latest  Release of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle  of Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-28 22:48:4638810314CC G+
Jake Olimpi731Returning the favor to all of those who have added me! Simply:1) Add me2) +13) Share4) Comment and..5) Add!Keep the sharing going!!!#SHAREthelove  #circleshare  #g+ #oneforall  2013-07-22 01:14:35451608CC G+
AyJay Schibig21,387ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.7.13Welcome to the latest edition of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle with these Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-08 01:06:353396220CC G+
Alessandro Folghera4,993Thanks to +Jack C Crawford for this #talentedcircle  I liked this #sharedcircle  and I decided to share it too. #ladiescircle   #fashionstyle  2013-07-03 04:31:334456216CC G+
AyJay Schibig19,509ENGAGERS  CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share this circle with these  Top G+  Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles at http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-06-14 19:51:2539818623CC G+
Rinus Bakker71,071This is my Thank YOU circle, an awesome divers gathering of people.All have in common to have been, in one way or another,  supportive to my actions on google plus, they are kind, smart, and interesting people.Feel free to check out and/or share!2013-06-12 14:16:3949817668201CC G+
Carolyn Curtis221,632It has been ages since I shared my circle of highly creative people. In addition it has been just as long since I updated it. Are you artistically inclined? Would you like to be added? Just let me know!2013-06-03 20:57:411069412CC G+
Frank Gainsford1,991 To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)Susanne Ramharter took the time to list everybody and explain their place in her circle.  this circle was orignaly shared by  +Susanne Ramharter and passed along by +Mark Traphagen  I added myself and shared again with you.  I blog about SEO  and  FUFISM at http://4ubrand.blogspot.combelow is Susanne's explanation of her circle to put you in the picture of who is in this shared  circle and why...My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Traphagen - Mark impresses with his in-depth knowledge of marketing, social media and willingness to share it in a kind and friendly manner.+martin shervington - After much banter on posts and comments, Martin lured me into one of his hangouts about 18 months ago and has been a never ending source of information (do check out his videos!) , help, fun, and intriguing conversation ever since.+Ronnie Bincer - speaking of videos, Ronnie is my absolute ‘go-to’ guy when I need information or help with #video , #hangouts or #communities .+Thomas Morffew - Thomas is another great source of information about Technology and Google+ while lightening his stream with amusing lighter pieces to brighten the day.My fellow #Art Lovers and Artists:+Abigail Markov, +Lena Levin, +Marie Hélène Visconti, and +Marilyn Fenn are four intelligent, fantastic women, all artist in their own rights, who won’t spam your stream with their work, but provide regular information, stories, and inspiration about art and artists.2013-06-02 14:35:0551628CC G+
Susanne Ramharter50,233This can only happen on Google+:  Wow, and Thank You!I am not a celebrity, not a prolific photographer, nor a social media “guru”. And yet suddenly, I find myself in the circles of more than 50 Thousand people. Wow, and thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence!Many of you who have added me to your circles in the last few weeks are fairly new to Google+.  To help you find great content, and as a way of saying Thank you to some of my “oldest friends” here on Google+, I’m going to indulge myself and share my “Must Read” circle. This circle contains people whose posts I don’t want to miss and it’s open in one of my tabs on Chrome whenever I’m online. To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Trapha2013-06-02 11:35:5650852956CC G+
Stephanie Calahan943FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 3 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1384 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.* When creating circles, you can only add 500 people a day (new) and that includes moving people around in existing circles.HOWEVER there have been2013-05-17 16:21:40353371128CC G+
Lise Bjerregaard Nielsen15,060A small circle containing my most favored painters/scribblers/creatives.They are a very varied bunch, stylewise, but to me, they're all top notch because their works and their thoughts brighten my stream.Oh, and they are all so very friendly and smart and nice to interact with.(Keeping my shared circles quite small, I know, but I find that is the best way to get valued people in ones circles, and a good engagement rate with new followers too. So much easier to sort small numbers!)2013-05-08 11:28:55209010CC G+
Brian Harrod4,402ART / DESIGN - ARTISTS   Here is an update of my "Artist Circle" Circle to help you find active G Plussers with similar interests on Google Plus.This an opportunity for those of us who have an affinity for art to meet via the threads of posts and get to know each other as well as see each others current projects.. This is a priceless circle!Please, feel free to add yourself and re-share.if you have an interest in this topic.#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles    #circle   #circles   #circlemeup    #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle Collapse this post2013-03-23 08:28:0266000CC G+
Carolyn Curtis183,084Since I am sick and heading to the couch I will share my ever growing art circle with you. Take a peek add some talented folks from all walks of creativity. Do you belong in this circle? Let me know and I will drop you right in. 2013-02-05 20:07:319414520CC G+
Christian Berg2,253My Nummero UNO Circle yin-yang & yes......My first circle share, inspired by my friend +Gerard van Schip69, my zodiac sign, the year I was born, the summer of love, the moment they arrived at the moon (the exact moment I was born), Woodstock, the release of the Beatles Yellow submarine album, yin-yang and yes; a great sex position, but forget about all that my friends, 69 amigos, If you are notified you are in it.2013-01-30 01:15:1969103443CC G+
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115CC G+
Anna Galarza3,321Curated Circle Featuring Only The Best Of The Best Of Google Plus!They are amazing people to have them as part of your G+ connections. If you are looking for #engagement , #fun , #inspiration , #thoughtful  posts, etc., this circle is for you! #circleshare   #coolpeople   #topplusers   #googleplustips   #googlepluscircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles  2013-01-06 15:02:4450027738CC G+
Steve Mills10,302My Artists circle has been pretty carefully sifted and assembled, so I am comfortable sharing it with you. Hopefully you will agree, and share further.2013-01-05 00:57:52246115CC G+
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430CC G+
Mary Schiros7,028Here is  my circle to share for  #my112of2012 Like the idea of share a part of my circled G+ friends I have interacted with the most in 2012, easy to do, let G+sort the group for me. #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  2013-01-02 05:32:05112117CC G+
Samantha Villenave510,146My 112 of 2012 (Who's in Yours?)Face it, if we're here, on G+, we probably spend a little way too much time on the Internet. I'll be the first to admit that being my case.These are the people whom I have interacted with the most, and have interacted the most with me for the past year. It's a mixed bag of a circle, but I can honestly say that I am very blessed to follow, and know a bit, each and every one of them.In this circle you'll find artists (painters, drawers, sculptors, illustrators and photographers), art lovers, designers, writers, geeks/developers, gamers, hangouters, googlers, and then some.  If you received a notification, then yeah, that means you're in it. And I just want to say Happy New Year to each of you. And thanks for the good times. I'm glad to know all of you, and I'm glad that I can even call some of you friends.If you aren't in it, don't worry about that too much. It isn't me, it's google's circle relevancy algorithm that picked these people, according to the time we've spent emailing, chatting, +1ing, commenting, and hangouting. You may want to check your own circles to see who your most relevant people are!Oh, and why not hashtag it  #my112of2012  if you do decide to share your own? It could be fun. :) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-01-01 19:13:0711248563CC G+
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2012-12-31 15:55:53486535266CC G+
Matty James8,048this is my art sharing circle, if you want adding and you share posts of other artists then this is a good one for you to add, share and circle #artsharing   #artisticgoogle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-03 12:36:04228527CC G+
Matt Shalvatis19,571Here is the #SharedCircle  of the #WeekendArtMarketplace !We've got it all here.  From illustrators to photographers to jewelry designers to painters, and goods from prints to calendars to coffee mugs available.  Stop by #WeekendArtMarketplace  every Saturday and Sunday and see what's new.  You won't be disappointed.  Please SHARE and help get the word out!  2012-11-27 14:51:3260438CC G+
Matt Shalvatis19,418Weekend Art Marketeers Shared Circle This circle contains the highly talented artists, photographers, and crafts artists of the #WeekendArtMarketplace .  Only people who have actually posted art for sale are in this circle.  But I expect it to grow quickly.  If you have posted and you're not listed here, let me know.  (It is possible that if you did not add this... +Matt Shalvatis you may not be here.  A hashtag search doesn't always bring up all items with that tag, for some reason.  But Google has been notified).  2012-11-20 18:56:0645202CC G+
Paul Parks2,115This is a fantastic circle of people who enjoy art and related work. This is a very eclectic, smart and cool bunch of peeps. One of my VERY favorites...so if you enjoy art, photography and related interests then this is a good match. Cheers and happy Halloween ! Feel free to re-share and keep paying it foreword if you will.  Enjoy ~ Paul  ☮2012-10-31 19:19:503785519CC G+
joanne greenwood3,563Hi AllJust wanted to share an art circle that I have the pleasure of following, full of lots of talented artists and great plussers.Please feel free to reshare and connect the art world on Google+!If you are interested in being added to the circle, please add comments below. #artcircles   #artcirlce   #artisticgoogle   #artistsintheplus  2012-10-24 11:35:18237172340CC G+
Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores11,034Please shareTraditional artists :) Many of us do use digital also but our main work is done traditionally with pencils, oils etcIf you are a trad also, please let me know a link to see your work so I can add you :)2012-10-22 20:37:4055602CC G+
G+ with Brushes1,928As I am returning to my regular second-half-of-week shift on +G+ with Brushes , I once again re-share our artists' circle, now 93 people strong. This is the circle where we look for paintings and drawings to share.Please, if you are an artist working in traditional (non-digital) media, and you are not in this circle, and you do want your work to be occasionally re-shared on our page, do the following:1. Add the page to your circles, if you haven't already (it's not because we want to pump up our followers' numbers, but just because we cannot add to a circle anyone who hasn't added us first).2. Tell us that you are an artist and want to be in this circle, so that we don't miss you.3. That's it, basically, but if you feel like it, you might also spread the word about our page to your followers... :)Yours truly,+Lena Levin 2012-10-18 18:00:1293646CC G+

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2014-07-14 23:34:13 (32 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s)

Here is a question/appeal to those of you who are writers and/or editors.

Would you be willing to exchange helping me with editing sonnet essays for painting(s)? 

Most reshares: 16

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2014-07-11 23:44:17 (15 comments, 16 reshares, 123 +1s)

Today's work:

Composition 4254. 12"×12" (30.5×30.5cm). Oil on linen panel

Totally unrelated: it used to be a demo (photographed every ten minutes to demonstrated the process of painting a still life from life). Then, closer to what is now, it used to be a study for sonnet 58. It worked in paving my way to the sonnet painting; and more often than not, for "archival" reasons, I leave these studies alone. 

But as I was processing the final photo of this particular study, I had the feeling that it opens more possibilities; I have this yet quite blurred vision of a new, reinvented painting -- and I felt I could try clarifying it a bit with this panel. The photo is bad, and it's but an exploration; but the process has brought me a bit closer.

Also worked on the sonnet 64 painting again, but I won't bore you with posting progressph... more »

Most plusones: 123

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2014-07-11 23:44:17 (15 comments, 16 reshares, 123 +1s)

Today's work:

Composition 4254. 12"×12" (30.5×30.5cm). Oil on linen panel

Totally unrelated: it used to be a demo (photographed every ten minutes to demonstrated the process of painting a still life from life). Then, closer to what is now, it used to be a study for sonnet 58. It worked in paving my way to the sonnet painting; and more often than not, for "archival" reasons, I leave these studies alone. 

But as I was processing the final photo of this particular study, I had the feeling that it opens more possibilities; I have this yet quite blurred vision of a new, reinvented painting -- and I felt I could try clarifying it a bit with this panel. The photo is bad, and it's but an exploration; but the process has brought me a bit closer.

Also worked on the sonnet 64 painting again, but I won't bore you with posting progressph... more »

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2014-08-20 22:09:56 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 48 +1s)

Today's work:
Sonnet 65, Day 2: very, very much "in-progress"... 

Today's work:
Sonnet 65, Day 2: very, very much "in-progress"... ___

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2014-08-20 00:27:23 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)

Today's work: first day for Sonnet 65 (20"x20")

I started this one with a drawing/underpainting in complementary colour, a strategy I use rarely because I tend to compose in colour (rather than in lines and values). And for the same reason, I often (like here) introduce more colour before completing the first layer, almost against my own intentions. The thing is, I find it hard not to follow the colour even if the plan is for it to be complementary to the ultimate colour scheme; so I have to counteract it with something. This strategy also means that I will have to wait till the paint is dry to the touch before starting further work (but not before I clarify the right-hand side for myself).

So the painting won't look like it does now at all: first of all, the colour harmony will be all about honey vs. black (and white). The hands will probably be simplified... more »

Today's work: first day for Sonnet 65 (20"x20")

I started this one with a drawing/underpainting in complementary colour, a strategy I use rarely because I tend to compose in colour (rather than in lines and values). And for the same reason, I often (like here) introduce more colour before completing the first layer, almost against my own intentions. The thing is, I find it hard not to follow the colour even if the plan is for it to be complementary to the ultimate colour scheme; so I have to counteract it with something. This strategy also means that I will have to wait till the paint is dry to the touch before starting further work (but not before I clarify the right-hand side for myself).

So the painting won't look like it does now at all: first of all, the colour harmony will be all about honey vs. black (and white). The hands will probably be simplified considerably (for now, though, one can have a glimpse of how I hold my brush -- because it is a self-reference painting par excellence: painting my right hand from life in the process of painting). This is because the sonnet is self-referencing, too ("this miracle") I am also considering adding a third hand, but I am not sure for the time being (no, I don't have three hands "in real life"). Most importantly, I will be working on introducing and strengthening two contrasts: three-dimensional vs. two-dimensional and movement vs. stillness. 

This thought hit me today: that the key to introducing the forth dimension (time) into a painting lies in contrasting three vs. two dimensions. In a sense, that's nothing new: it's quite a common way to help a person visualize the possibility of another dimension (above three): try and imagine the life and worldview of someone who lives in two dimensions; that is, on a plane. With time, of course, it's a bit different (or maybe not with the time itself, but with how we experience it): this plane is gradually moving through space, deteriorating (losing order and energy) in the process (which is what the sonnet is all about, except its last, "immortalizing-via-art", lines). 

I only have a vague vision for now about how these thoughts will be merged into the painting, but this morning, I had enough clarity in my mind to work with; so I decided to go for it, if only because it's taking way too long for me to even start this sonnet. There have been some external distractions (like our trip to Shasta and Ashland), but Eugene suggested that I procrastinate because I fear what's next: the sixty sixth sonnet; and I suspect he might be right (that one is frightening, since the way I work with sonnets, they do things to me, and to my life). I have to overcome this fear, and the only way to it is through this painting.    

#sonnetsincolour   #williamshakespeare  ___

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2014-08-19 02:52:44 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)

Shasta lake: path to caverns (16"x20"; in-progress)

The painting feels like it's approaching completion; almost there. The photo is bad, though: my preliminary iPad-natural-light photography, which often works more or less well, consistently fails with this painting; more specifically, with its darkest upper part -- the dark forest on the high shore. Here, it looks almost as light as the water, changing the whole atmosphere and the spatial structure of the painting. 

When the water level is high, the reddish forest-less shore is invisible, hidden under water; this year, it's dramatically low, which makes the whole lake look somewhat surrealistic. In this view, the forest on a steep hill (sort of) replaces the expected sky: the darkest dark closing the painting from above instead of the lightest light opening it up. The path leading to the caverns look childishly... more »

Shasta lake: path to caverns (16"x20"; in-progress)

The painting feels like it's approaching completion; almost there. The photo is bad, though: my preliminary iPad-natural-light photography, which often works more or less well, consistently fails with this painting; more specifically, with its darkest upper part -- the dark forest on the high shore. Here, it looks almost as light as the water, changing the whole atmosphere and the spatial structure of the painting. 

When the water level is high, the reddish forest-less shore is invisible, hidden under water; this year, it's dramatically low, which makes the whole lake look somewhat surrealistic. In this view, the forest on a steep hill (sort of) replaces the expected sky: the darkest dark closing the painting from above instead of the lightest light opening it up. The path leading to the caverns look childishly unrealistic "in real life", because the hill is so steep; I am still struggling with how to deal with this childishness in the painting.  ___

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2014-08-16 01:20:17 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 67 +1s)

Today's work:

"On being alive" (24"x12"), the second day of work.

What does it mean, to be alive? Beyond the most trivial physiological sense, I am not at all sure there is a genuinely shared meaning for this expression. That is to say, when one person says it (or writes it), the meaning they had in mind is very likely different from the meaning actually conveyed to the listener (or reader); and to have at least some meaning for this expression, one has to have experienced at least two different mind/body states (one: being alive, and the other: not quite alive); or maybe even a whole inner scale of being alive. 

I don't know about you, but I still remember the time when I didn't have this scale within me; no inner distinctions between being and not being alive. I guessed people mean something by it (apart from being simply not dead),... more »

Today's work:

"On being alive" (24"x12"), the second day of work.

What does it mean, to be alive? Beyond the most trivial physiological sense, I am not at all sure there is a genuinely shared meaning for this expression. That is to say, when one person says it (or writes it), the meaning they had in mind is very likely different from the meaning actually conveyed to the listener (or reader); and to have at least some meaning for this expression, one has to have experienced at least two different mind/body states (one: being alive, and the other: not quite alive); or maybe even a whole inner scale of being alive. 

I don't know about you, but I still remember the time when I didn't have this scale within me; no inner distinctions between being and not being alive. I guessed people mean something by it (apart from being simply not dead), but no appropriate experiences, no consciously perceived differences in sensations.

Which brings me to a thought I've been entertaining for some time. There is an apparent sense in which younger people are more full of life and spirit; more interesting; more promising. As a person ages, it's happens all too often that they set into an "auto-pilot" routine, just going through socially determined moves of being a "responsible grown-up"; all in all, growing less and less alive. But on the other hand, there are some essential qualities one can only acquire through years of experience, tragedies and joys, failures and successes; so those people who are fully alive in spite of being older, are (in a sense) more fully alive and human than their younger selves. 

There is an interesting parallel to this in painting and drawing. It's quite often the case that the first rough sketch, the first approach to a painting or drawing, looks more expressive, fresh, alive than it does when completed. But then, some things just cannot be done, some inner meanings cannot be expressed with a rough fresh alla prima. When a painting or drawing seems alive at its early stages, but stifled and as well as dead later, it's usually because some "original" faults are more obvious to the eye at later stages, not because they are introduced by further work. 

Bringing this technical observation back to humanity: does it imply that some faults, some inner lack of life and spirit, are just less easy to perceive when one is young and "show themselves" as one ages? ___

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2014-08-14 23:04:15 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 74 +1s)

Today's work (in progress, 24"x12"). The working title is "On being alive".

We are finally done with out vacationing (and quasi-parenting) and can relax back into normal working mode.

Frankly, it feels like a relief. I have a bit of a problem, though, because I have as well as de-constructed my whole work routine over the last several months (in the hope to eventually build a new one, and better). It's a bit harder to go back to normal when there is no normal... but that may be for the best, too, at least for the time being (by the way, there is a lovely description of C.S.Lewis "normal ideal day" on www.brainpickings.org today; I particularly enjoyed how tea, coffee, meals etc. somehow just "arrive" when needed). Anyway, I opted to do some from life painting; focusing on (kind of) being these tulips, with no rules or agendas. Still... more »

Today's work (in progress, 24"x12"). The working title is "On being alive".

We are finally done with out vacationing (and quasi-parenting) and can relax back into normal working mode.

Frankly, it feels like a relief. I have a bit of a problem, though, because I have as well as de-constructed my whole work routine over the last several months (in the hope to eventually build a new one, and better). It's a bit harder to go back to normal when there is no normal... but that may be for the best, too, at least for the time being (by the way, there is a lovely description of C.S.Lewis "normal ideal day" on www.brainpickings.org today; I particularly enjoyed how tea, coffee, meals etc. somehow just "arrive" when needed). Anyway, I opted to do some from life painting; focusing on (kind of) being these tulips, with no rules or agendas. Still work-in-progress, though... ___

2014-08-13 02:56:22 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I've been thinking (understandably) about the "What dreams may come" movie today, and accidentally found out that the title was translated into Russian as "Where dreams lead you"... (Russian has two different words for "dream" as in "vision that happens during sleep" and "dream" as in something one would want to happen one day, and it's the latter one that's used here).

It's as though the translation was done by Google Translate -- the quote from Hamlet, and hence the meaning, missed completely -- giving a totally wrong interpretation to the whole film. 

I should have grown accustomed to the decline of education by now, but even so, I find it hard to believe that someone who earns their living as a translator from English to Russian can miss this quote... 

I've been thinking (understandably) about the "What dreams may come" movie today, and accidentally found out that the title was translated into Russian as "Where dreams lead you"... (Russian has two different words for "dream" as in "vision that happens during sleep" and "dream" as in something one would want to happen one day, and it's the latter one that's used here).

It's as though the translation was done by Google Translate -- the quote from Hamlet, and hence the meaning, missed completely -- giving a totally wrong interpretation to the whole film. 

I should have grown accustomed to the decline of education by now, but even so, I find it hard to believe that someone who earns their living as a translator from English to Russian can miss this quote... ___

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2014-08-13 01:45:52 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 69 +1s)

Today's work: Shasta Lake: path to caverns. 16"×20" (40.6×50.8cm). Oil on linen panel. (in-progress)

The second one from Shasta Lake plein air. It's not the current version (it was too late to make another photo), and the photo isn't good anyway, but I want to try and re-establish the lost discipline of "Today's work" posting (among other things lost during my latest bout of severe introversion). What I want to achieve here is a recreation, by abstract painting means of the very particular spatial structure of this place, a steep shore viewed from the lake (I was painting from a houseboat, while the family went to explore the caverns). The level of the lake is fairly low this summer, which lays bare these reddish hilly curves around the lake, below the forest level. Quite a surreal impression, really.  

Today's work: Shasta Lake: path to caverns. 16"×20" (40.6×50.8cm). Oil on linen panel. (in-progress)

The second one from Shasta Lake plein air. It's not the current version (it was too late to make another photo), and the photo isn't good anyway, but I want to try and re-establish the lost discipline of "Today's work" posting (among other things lost during my latest bout of severe introversion). What I want to achieve here is a recreation, by abstract painting means of the very particular spatial structure of this place, a steep shore viewed from the lake (I was painting from a houseboat, while the family went to explore the caverns). The level of the lake is fairly low this summer, which lays bare these reddish hilly curves around the lake, below the forest level. Quite a surreal impression, really.  ___

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2014-08-12 02:14:34 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 84 +1s)

"Lake Shasta, before sunset", 11"x14", oil on linen (in progress)

I am back from a short trip: two and a half days on a house boat on Lake Shasta with Eugene's daughter and her family, then two days in Ashland ("The tempest" and "Richard III"). Brought back two plein air sketches from Shasta (which I've been reworking -- more like "clarifying" today).

At one point, Eugene's little granddaughter, who wanted me to go for a walk with them (while I wanted to paint) told me -- "But you can just take a photo, and then paint it at home!". At that point, I understood very clearly how far my motivation is from "to have a painting of a specific location"; what I wanted was just to be painting en plein air, almost no matter what. And still, the sketches are done, and they need to be clarified and... more »

"Lake Shasta, before sunset", 11"x14", oil on linen (in progress)

I am back from a short trip: two and a half days on a house boat on Lake Shasta with Eugene's daughter and her family, then two days in Ashland ("The tempest" and "Richard III"). Brought back two plein air sketches from Shasta (which I've been reworking -- more like "clarifying" today).

At one point, Eugene's little granddaughter, who wanted me to go for a walk with them (while I wanted to paint) told me -- "But you can just take a photo, and then paint it at home!". At that point, I understood very clearly how far my motivation is from "to have a painting of a specific location"; what I wanted was just to be painting en plein air, almost no matter what. And still, the sketches are done, and they need to be clarified and strengthened; this is the process of remembering the trip and the views, solidifying it all for my long-term memory...  ___

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2014-08-03 17:10:58 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)

This painting participates in auction to help with medical costs for a four year old boy, Dyllon. Please check out the "Help for Dyllon" community, and participate -- by offering your work, bidding in auctions, or just spreading the word around G+.

A small study in compassion. 12"×9" (30.5×22.9cm), oil on linen panel, May 2013

This painting is offered for SILENT AUCTION to help Dyllan and his mother. The starting bid is $50, free shipping anywhere. Please e-mail me your offer at lena AT lenalevin.com. The auction ends on August, 10 -- the highest bidder will receive the painting.

#helpfordyllon #painting___This painting participates in auction to help with medical costs for a four year old boy, Dyllon. Please check out the "Help for Dyllon" community, and participate -- by offering your work, bidding in auctions, or just spreading the word around G+.

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2014-08-01 19:02:18 (12 comments, 6 reshares, 86 +1s)

When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.

#williamshakespeare   #sonnetsincolour  

When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.

#williamshakespeare   #sonnetsincolour  ___

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2014-08-01 17:45:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

In case you have forgotten, it's another First Friday... #firstfridayartwalk  

Nude Male Reclining on Blue Coverlet   In my abstract, figurative painting, his pale pink and white skin tones rest gently on a blue background, conveying a mood that is both sensual and solitary.   More details are at 
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2014-08-01 00:05:08 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 89 +1s)

Another page of sonnet studies...

Another page of sonnet studies...___

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2014-07-30 23:50:32 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 60 +1s)

The second of today's experiments, also on an older canvas...

The second of today's experiments, also on an older canvas...___

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2014-07-30 23:43:38 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Today's work. I've pulled out this canvas for experimentation, because I would have never either released it or put it on the wall myself. It was too dark, too full of fear -- I've been using it as an outlet (and sort of psychotherapy) for my feelings about the Russian-Ukrainian war. So as it was, it had no future as it was anyway. 

So I used it (and another one -- to follow) for experimenting with a painting issue that has seriously been bugging me for some time (but now, for the next sonnet, I've really got to find some resolution). It has to do with (visually) breaking the picture plane -- violating the picture's two-dimensionality (it is not the same that creating the illusion of volume, although related). The twentieth century painting made two-dimensionality into a kind of idolatry; as though there could be no worse sin in the book than to break the picture plane.more »

Today's work. I've pulled out this canvas for experimentation, because I would have never either released it or put it on the wall myself. It was too dark, too full of fear -- I've been using it as an outlet (and sort of psychotherapy) for my feelings about the Russian-Ukrainian war. So as it was, it had no future as it was anyway. 

So I used it (and another one -- to follow) for experimenting with a painting issue that has seriously been bugging me for some time (but now, for the next sonnet, I've really got to find some resolution). It has to do with (visually) breaking the picture plane -- violating the picture's two-dimensionality (it is not the same that creating the illusion of volume, although related). The twentieth century painting made two-dimensionality into a kind of idolatry; as though there could be no worse sin in the book than to break the picture plane.

My first recollection about breaking this principle (and the subsequent conversation with my teacher) dates back about thirty five years. I remember how he indicated where I have broken the plane; the need to correct this was implicit -- nothing to discuss, as though the principle was so sacred as not to allow any discussion. And yet, the question about "why" lingered in my mind ever since -- I have never found a satisfactory explanation: the principle just is, and it's a sign of "bad taste" to break it. 

I think I am beyond the "bad taste" thing now, but the principle itself is so deeply internalized that I now have to (kind of) fight myself to break the picture plane. But I need to -- and that's what today's experiments were about.___

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2014-07-30 03:03:04 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

If you are an atheist, you might be interested to read that "scientists" claim that you are non-existent (like a unicorn, I suppose): it is psychologically impossible, they say, for a human to be an atheist. If, on the contrary, you are a believer, you might be interested to learn that it's not your choice -- that is, if you are human, you cannot chose but to believe. For me, though, is just another striking example of how our languages entangle us -- often confusing things instead of clarifying them.

Just one instance: scientists were surprised to find that only 13% of the adult population of UK agree with the statement “humans are purely material beings with no spiritual element” (even though the country is supposed to be fairly un-religious). But this statement is such a mess of artificial, language-induced distinctions, such a fuzzy semantic cloud, that nobody can say whatit ... more »

If you are an atheist, you might be interested to read that "scientists" claim that you are non-existent (like a unicorn, I suppose): it is psychologically impossible, they say, for a human to be an atheist. If, on the contrary, you are a believer, you might be interested to learn that it's not your choice -- that is, if you are human, you cannot chose but to believe. For me, though, is just another striking example of how our languages entangle us -- often confusing things instead of clarifying them.

Just one instance: scientists were surprised to find that only 13% of the adult population of UK agree with the statement “humans are purely material beings with no spiritual element” (even though the country is supposed to be fairly un-religious). But this statement is such a mess of artificial, language-induced distinctions, such a fuzzy semantic cloud, that nobody can say what it is actually supposed to mean. I can name a few possible interpretations with which I would agree, and a few others with which I wouldn't... ___

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2014-07-30 01:54:51 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 44 +1s)

That's how the first stages of studying a sonnet look like...

That's how the first stages of studying a sonnet look like...___

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2014-07-30 00:44:49 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)

Today's work: another study of the same yellow-orange dahlias from yesterday (14"x11"). Working title: "Summer's honey breath" (because I was thinking of sonnet 65). 

Today's work: another study of the same yellow-orange dahlias from yesterday (14"x11"). Working title: "Summer's honey breath" (because I was thinking of sonnet 65). ___

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2014-07-28 23:41:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Quite accidentally (or may be it was an instance or serendipity), I came across a description of life and work of Mary Delaney, who started a ten-year long "project" of creating 1000 botanically accurate mixed-media collages of flowers (now in British Museum) when she was 72 (in 1772), and managed to make 985 of them before her eyesight fell her. If this weren't enough, she was actually an inventor of this art form -- it appears, no one had done it before. The idea crossed her mind when she noticed that a flower petal and a piece of coloured paper on her table were of exact same colour... Quite a lesson for our hurried age.

Picasso reportedly said that one doesn't get young before sixty, and by then, it's too late. Obviously not, if one follows Mary Delaney's example... For me, at least, this makes my sonnets project look much less daunting and decidedly less long-term... more »

Quite accidentally (or may be it was an instance or serendipity), I came across a description of life and work of Mary Delaney, who started a ten-year long "project" of creating 1000 botanically accurate mixed-media collages of flowers (now in British Museum) when she was 72 (in 1772), and managed to make 985 of them before her eyesight fell her. If this weren't enough, she was actually an inventor of this art form -- it appears, no one had done it before. The idea crossed her mind when she noticed that a flower petal and a piece of coloured paper on her table were of exact same colour... Quite a lesson for our hurried age.

Picasso reportedly said that one doesn't get young before sixty, and by then, it's too late. Obviously not, if one follows Mary Delaney's example... For me, at least, this makes my sonnets project look much less daunting and decidedly less long-term (and I have almost a quarter of century left before 72, anyway). So yes, if you think it's too late to start something -- just read more about Mary Delaney... :)    ___

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2014-07-28 22:37:30 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 73 +1s)

Today's work ( #workinprogress ) 

A study in happiness (orange dahlias). 20"×10" (50.8×25.4cm). Oil on linen

I am thinking, it will be a sister painting to "A study in unseriousness (red dahlias)" from last week...

Today's work ( #workinprogress ) 

A study in happiness (orange dahlias). 20"×10" (50.8×25.4cm). Oil on linen

I am thinking, it will be a sister painting to "A study in unseriousness (red dahlias)" from last week...___

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2014-07-24 23:00:33 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 41 +1s)

Ira Tsantekidou

#painting  

Ira Tsantekidou

#painting  ___

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2014-07-24 00:13:33 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 57 +1s)

Today's work (in-progress):

Requiem. 30"x24".

Today's work (in-progress):

Requiem. 30"x24".___

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2014-07-22 02:35:49 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)

I wanted to share with you this video. In it, an old Russian actress recites a poem which appeared a couple of days ago on FB. It's called "Requiem for MH17", and it says, roughly: whatever I love, whatever I despise, it doesn't matter today. It is my country and I, with everyone, am responsible; it's my fault, too. And since our politicians cannot bring themselves to do it, I am hereby doing it myself: I accept the responsibility for this tragedy, because I am Russian.  

I wanted to share with you this video. In it, an old Russian actress recites a poem which appeared a couple of days ago on FB. It's called "Requiem for MH17", and it says, roughly: whatever I love, whatever I despise, it doesn't matter today. It is my country and I, with everyone, am responsible; it's my fault, too. And since our politicians cannot bring themselves to do it, I am hereby doing it myself: I accept the responsibility for this tragedy, because I am Russian.  ___

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2014-07-17 19:14:12 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

I am ABSOLUTELY thrilled that the "Life my sister" triptych is now going to live with +Terrill Welch. The triptych has been an important milestone for me, and I am so very happy that they will remain together, and with such a brilliant artist and friend as Terrill!

Now on to pack them comfortably for the trip north... :)  

I am ABSOLUTELY thrilled that the "Life my sister" triptych is now going to live with +Terrill Welch. The triptych has been an important milestone for me, and I am so very happy that they will remain together, and with such a brilliant artist and friend as Terrill!

Now on to pack them comfortably for the trip north... :)  ___

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2014-07-17 00:16:35 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 65 +1s)

I see there is a #realfaces  campaign going on (http://sayitagaink.blogspot.com/), and I am happy to participate. Except that's not me "without make-up", that's just me, because I never wear any make-up (so there isn't much difference from my profile photo), but there you are. A windy day... :)

I see there is a #realfaces  campaign going on (http://sayitagaink.blogspot.com/), and I am happy to participate. Except that's not me "without make-up", that's just me, because I never wear any make-up (so there isn't much difference from my profile photo), but there you are. A windy day... :)___

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2014-07-15 18:48:24 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 76 +1s)

An old(ish) little (12"x9") piece to wish you a brilliant day, my friends. It's called "Kaleidoscope" -- it's all about how life swirls around us, replacing one beautiful pattern with another, and then another, and then another... The trick is to never stop looking... (trivial, I know; doesn't make it less true, though). 

It's on Daily Paintworks here: http://goo.gl/JkEuVV

An old(ish) little (12"x9") piece to wish you a brilliant day, my friends. It's called "Kaleidoscope" -- it's all about how life swirls around us, replacing one beautiful pattern with another, and then another, and then another... The trick is to never stop looking... (trivial, I know; doesn't make it less true, though). 

It's on Daily Paintworks here: http://goo.gl/JkEuVV___

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2014-07-14 23:34:13 (32 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s)

Here is a question/appeal to those of you who are writers and/or editors.

Would you be willing to exchange helping me with editing sonnet essays for painting(s)? 

Here is a question/appeal to those of you who are writers and/or editors.

Would you be willing to exchange helping me with editing sonnet essays for painting(s)? ___

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2014-07-12 17:43:11 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

I like this quote; that's what I am trying to do with  #sonnetsincolour  (http://lenalevin.com/page/sonnets_intro) 

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or to be the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton___I like this quote; that's what I am trying to do with  #sonnetsincolour  (http://lenalevin.com/page/sonnets_intro) 

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2014-07-12 17:39:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

"The comedy of errors" at CalShakes today... 

"The comedy of errors" at CalShakes today... ___

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2014-07-12 00:13:47 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

I like the "white table" one... :)

I like the "white table" one... :)___

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2014-07-11 23:44:17 (15 comments, 16 reshares, 123 +1s)

Today's work:

Composition 4254. 12"×12" (30.5×30.5cm). Oil on linen panel

Totally unrelated: it used to be a demo (photographed every ten minutes to demonstrated the process of painting a still life from life). Then, closer to what is now, it used to be a study for sonnet 58. It worked in paving my way to the sonnet painting; and more often than not, for "archival" reasons, I leave these studies alone. 

But as I was processing the final photo of this particular study, I had the feeling that it opens more possibilities; I have this yet quite blurred vision of a new, reinvented painting -- and I felt I could try clarifying it a bit with this panel. The photo is bad, and it's but an exploration; but the process has brought me a bit closer.

Also worked on the sonnet 64 painting again, but I won't bore you with posting progressph... more »

Today's work:

Composition 4254. 12"×12" (30.5×30.5cm). Oil on linen panel

Totally unrelated: it used to be a demo (photographed every ten minutes to demonstrated the process of painting a still life from life). Then, closer to what is now, it used to be a study for sonnet 58. It worked in paving my way to the sonnet painting; and more often than not, for "archival" reasons, I leave these studies alone. 

But as I was processing the final photo of this particular study, I had the feeling that it opens more possibilities; I have this yet quite blurred vision of a new, reinvented painting -- and I felt I could try clarifying it a bit with this panel. The photo is bad, and it's but an exploration; but the process has brought me a bit closer.

Also worked on the sonnet 64 painting again, but I won't bore you with posting progress photos of the same painting every day....___

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2014-07-11 17:42:02 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)

"Like as the waves" (Still life with time). 14"×11" (35.6×27.9cm). Oil on linen. January 2014.

Here is an attempt to overcome the inherent still-ness of a "still life"...

"Like as the waves" (Still life with time). 14"×11" (35.6×27.9cm). Oil on linen. January 2014.

Here is an attempt to overcome the inherent still-ness of a "still life"...___

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2014-07-11 01:08:47 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)

So, my friends, just go and take a drawing or painting class. 

Study Finds Making Art May Keep Our Brains Healthy

We've all heard about art's psychological and physiological effects. Researchers have found, for instance, that a lunchtime jaunt to an art gallery can reduce work-related stress, and that creating art might even help cancer patients. But what about art's…___So, my friends, just go and take a drawing or painting class. 

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2014-07-11 00:14:55 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 56 +1s)

Today's work (in-progress)
Sonnet 64: This thought is as a death..

#williamshakespeare   #sonnetsincolour  

Today's work (in-progress)
Sonnet 64: This thought is as a death..

#williamshakespeare   #sonnetsincolour  ___

2014-07-10 02:59:44 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I am wondering: almost every piece of advice "for artists" includes an admonition to address people (like art dealers, gallery owners, etc.) by name and individualize letters to them. "Mass mailings" are an absolute "no".

And yet, every single day I receive a couple of "mass mailings" with proposals for (various types of) representation. The last one was particularly funny: "if you are good enough, we want to represent you". Really? 

I am wondering: almost every piece of advice "for artists" includes an admonition to address people (like art dealers, gallery owners, etc.) by name and individualize letters to them. "Mass mailings" are an absolute "no".

And yet, every single day I receive a couple of "mass mailings" with proposals for (various types of) representation. The last one was particularly funny: "if you are good enough, we want to represent you". Really? ___

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2014-07-09 21:05:40 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)

Today's work: 
A study in unseriousness (red dahlias). 20"×10" (50.8×25.4cm). Oil on linen July 2014

Today's work: 
A study in unseriousness (red dahlias). 20"×10" (50.8×25.4cm). Oil on linen July 2014___

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2014-07-09 06:39:05 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

"volátil"

"volátil"___

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2014-07-08 21:54:55 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)

"On the brink (still life with two bottles)". 14"x11". Oil on linen. March 2014

Here is my original note for this painting: 

"It feels like ours is the time and place of small things; little daily problems which seem laughable in retrospect; nice life, when all is said and done. Big and dark things happen elsewhere, and it's so tempting to believe that they don't really happen. 

And then the cold wind of history (which was supposed to be over long ago) blows these little niceties away; daily routines crumble before your eyes; and helpless and hopeless Frodo begins his perilous journey once again. 

This painting is called "On the brink"; a bowl with an apple and two lemons on a little table; a white napkin; red wine: daily fabric of comfortable life. Yet everything is about to crumble (is crumbling for all wekn... more »

"On the brink (still life with two bottles)". 14"x11". Oil on linen. March 2014

Here is my original note for this painting: 

"It feels like ours is the time and place of small things; little daily problems which seem laughable in retrospect; nice life, when all is said and done. Big and dark things happen elsewhere, and it's so tempting to believe that they don't really happen. 

And then the cold wind of history (which was supposed to be over long ago) blows these little niceties away; daily routines crumble before your eyes; and helpless and hopeless Frodo begins his perilous journey once again. 

This painting is called "On the brink"; a bowl with an apple and two lemons on a little table; a white napkin; red wine: daily fabric of comfortable life. Yet everything is about to crumble (is crumbling for all we know), things barely hold their shape, and nothing can be taken for granted. So enjoy while it lasts --  

Whiles yet the cool and temperate wind of grace  
Overblows the filthy and contagious clouds  
Of heady murder, spoil, and villainy.  

Henry V, Act 3, Scene 3"

When I was painting (and writing) this, I had this feeling that we might be on the brink of a new world war. Now this feeling has subsided, but regional wars are raging, filthy and contagious as ever. 

I read yesterday a blog post by a psychologist (in Russian), who analyzes the Russian post-Empire syndrome in terms of the psychological theory of loss. The period of denial (after the dissolution of the Soviet Union) was rather long, twenty three years, she says. And it's the Ukrainian bid for genuine independence that has brought about the stage of anger. Not every Russian has fallen victim to this, but it has split the society in unexpected places; often between family members and long-time friends.  

Now, she says, we see the stage of bargaining. And next up is, according to this theory, the country-wide depression.

I am not really sure this theory has any predictive power, but it offers some kind of light in the end of this filthy tunnel.   ___

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2014-07-08 01:37:41 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 54 +1s)

Before I had started the #sonnetsincolour  project, I've been making quite abstract, grid-like preliminary colour studies for each (later, I've made a kind of "book" out of bits and pieces of them -- they were all on cotton paper). I don't do them anymore, but, occasionally, to clarify my mind, I do something called "A study for sonnet N", often not obviously related to the later painting, and sometimes over a layer of earlier painting (like this one below). 

So I have a couple dozens of these "studies", many of which don't really look like they can "stand alone" on their own feet, but still do somehow form an intrinsic part of the whole process.  

Before I had started the #sonnetsincolour  project, I've been making quite abstract, grid-like preliminary colour studies for each (later, I've made a kind of "book" out of bits and pieces of them -- they were all on cotton paper). I don't do them anymore, but, occasionally, to clarify my mind, I do something called "A study for sonnet N", often not obviously related to the later painting, and sometimes over a layer of earlier painting (like this one below). 

So I have a couple dozens of these "studies", many of which don't really look like they can "stand alone" on their own feet, but still do somehow form an intrinsic part of the whole process.  ___

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2014-07-07 22:48:07 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)

Some storage progress... Looked much more impressive before I put some of them into boxes, but I gather they will be safer like this.

The best thing -- plenty of space for future sonnets. There are about fifteen now in the studio storage system for drying...

Some storage progress... Looked much more impressive before I put some of them into boxes, but I gather they will be safer like this.

The best thing -- plenty of space for future sonnets. There are about fifteen now in the studio storage system for drying...___

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2014-07-07 17:39:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Eugene has built a new storage system over the weekend (well, two weekends), so today is going to be a "Classify and order ALL things" day...Will show you the "after" photo in the end of the day.

Eugene has built a new storage system over the weekend (well, two weekends), so today is going to be a "Classify and order ALL things" day...Will show you the "after" photo in the end of the day.___

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2014-07-04 22:28:13 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)

It's Friday, so the time has come to announce the winner of this draw:

It's +Benoit Flippen !

Send me your address, and the painting will be on its way!

It's give-away time... 

Time warp: Still life(s) with black cup(s) and Letter(s) from Vincent Van Gogh. 16"×20" (40.6×50.8cm). Oil on linen panel. March 2014.

If you would like to have this painting in your home, leave me a comment here... I'll randomly choose the winner among the commenters on Friday. As a gesture of appreciation -- if you have bought a painting of mine before, this doubles your chances to win in this game!___It's Friday, so the time has come to announce the winner of this draw:

It's +Benoit Flippen !

Send me your address, and the painting will be on its way!

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2014-07-04 18:11:31 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)

For #firstfridayartwalk  
Magdalene (after Boris Pasternak and Marc Chagall) 24"×36" (61×91.4cm) Oil on canvas.

The first (quite realistic) layer on this canvas dates back to 2011 (the orientation was different then, so the woman was lying horizontally), the last re-work is recent, but it still doesn't feel quite complete.

For #firstfridayartwalk  
Magdalene (after Boris Pasternak and Marc Chagall) 24"×36" (61×91.4cm) Oil on canvas.

The first (quite realistic) layer on this canvas dates back to 2011 (the orientation was different then, so the woman was lying horizontally), the last re-work is recent, but it still doesn't feel quite complete.___

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2014-07-04 18:00:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Morning by Pont d" Avignon - 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Detailed view and purchase information available at:
http://www.artsyhome.com/product/Morning-by-Pont-d-Avignon


The Pont d’ Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. The subject for this work began with a plein air sketch while I was standing on the riverbank on an early morning in in June of 2014 in Avignon France.

For #firstfridayartwalk #art #painting

Morning by Pont d" Avignon - 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Detailed view and purchase information available at:
http://www.artsyhome.com/product/Morning-by-Pont-d-Avignon


The Pont d’ Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. The subject for this work began with a plein air sketch while I was standing on the riverbank on an early morning in in June of 2014 in Avignon France.

For #firstfridayartwalk #art #painting___

2014-07-03 22:46:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

It's that time again: the First Friday is coming, and with it, our traditional +First Friday Art Walk. Please share your work, and work of others, using the hashtag, #firstfridayartwalk  and/or to our community. And of course, please visit the community or follow the hashtag to look at what we've been up to; and please don't forget to leave comments to the (other) artists! They will really appreciate it!

As usual, this page will re-share only a selection; please comment on the original posts anyway, so that the authors are notified.

It's that time again: the First Friday is coming, and with it, our traditional +First Friday Art Walk. Please share your work, and work of others, using the hashtag, #firstfridayartwalk  and/or to our community. And of course, please visit the community or follow the hashtag to look at what we've been up to; and please don't forget to leave comments to the (other) artists! They will really appreciate it!

As usual, this page will re-share only a selection; please comment on the original posts anyway, so that the authors are notified.___

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2014-07-03 22:40:57 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

Sonnet 54: O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem... 20"x20". Oil on linen. (In-progress, or under review -- I am not quite sure).

O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.

The canker blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly
When summer's breath their masked buds discloses.

But for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwooed, and unrespected fade;
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:

   And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
   When that shall vade, by verse distills your truth.

#williamshakespeare  #son... more »

Sonnet 54: O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem... 20"x20". Oil on linen. (In-progress, or under review -- I am not quite sure).

O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.

The canker blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly
When summer's breath their masked buds discloses.

But for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwooed, and unrespected fade;
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:

   And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
   When that shall vade, by verse distills your truth.

#williamshakespeare   #sonnetsincolour___

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2014-07-03 01:44:01 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 44 +1s)

Only childlike thoughts... 12"×12" (30.5×30.5cm) Oil on linen panel January 2014

I haven't even realized just how long I've been completely out of all regular stuff. I have a pile of paintings "in-progress", and even larger one "under review"; another one "waiting for proper photo", and some more "photographed but not processed". That's not even talking of posting on external sites, updating the website, blogging and whatnot. 

Within my inner world, these months have been a long, occasionally hard, but promising journey. In the outer world, stuff was piling up... How am I going to get myself out of this, I have not the slightest idea, so I'd better go clean the kitchen. Or at least the kitchen sink... 

Only childlike thoughts... 12"×12" (30.5×30.5cm) Oil on linen panel January 2014

I haven't even realized just how long I've been completely out of all regular stuff. I have a pile of paintings "in-progress", and even larger one "under review"; another one "waiting for proper photo", and some more "photographed but not processed". That's not even talking of posting on external sites, updating the website, blogging and whatnot. 

Within my inner world, these months have been a long, occasionally hard, but promising journey. In the outer world, stuff was piling up... How am I going to get myself out of this, I have not the slightest idea, so I'd better go clean the kitchen. Or at least the kitchen sink... ___

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2014-07-02 23:05:20 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 16 +1s)

A conversation with +Rogue Black (in yesterday's "give away" post) has given me a brilliant idea (well, I think it's brilliant, anyway) -- an idea about how to organize the process of getting paintings out of my studio and into their proper homes. Please read on if you've ever felt some special connection with a painting of mine, really wanted it, but are unable to afford it. Here is your chance to get this painting, and my chance to send it out to its real life.

The thing is, you know, paintings should live with people who feel this special connection (but it doesn't necessarily coincide with how well-moneyed the person is). And for the time being, I can afford this luxury for myself -- giving paintings where they ought to go, not where the money is. 

So here is the deal: you send me an e-mail (to lena AT lenalevin.com), where you tell mew... more »

A conversation with +Rogue Black (in yesterday's "give away" post) has given me a brilliant idea (well, I think it's brilliant, anyway) -- an idea about how to organize the process of getting paintings out of my studio and into their proper homes. Please read on if you've ever felt some special connection with a painting of mine, really wanted it, but are unable to afford it. Here is your chance to get this painting, and my chance to send it out to its real life.

The thing is, you know, paintings should live with people who feel this special connection (but it doesn't necessarily coincide with how well-moneyed the person is). And for the time being, I can afford this luxury for myself -- giving paintings where they ought to go, not where the money is. 

So here is the deal: you send me an e-mail (to lena AT lenalevin.com), where you tell me which of the "available paintings" you feel call out to you in a special way (if there are more than one, list all -- it would increase your chances). If you feel like it, please add a few words about why and what you like in the painting(s).

What happens next will really depend on how many such e-mails I receive, and how many overlaps in the wished-for paintings there are. It may be possible for me just to send you a painting without further ado; but it may turn out necessary to organize a draw (or several draws). But all in all, this will be a permanent offer (for the time being), and new paintings will be added to the "available" category, so no need to hurry (I will find some more permanent place for this announcement than a G+ posting).  

A few words for people who feel uncomfortable getting paintings "free" in this way:

1. First, don't be (uncomfortable)! I am sure you will "pay it forward" in one way or another, helping someone, giving something in your own way. And frankly, you will be making me happy, too!

2. If you are not convinced: some time ago, I've read one self-represented painter's detailed description of their budget. It contained more than 20 thousand dollars for various self-promotion and marketing efforts alone (let alone the time and efforts). I, on the other hand, spend about 100 dollars on this (internet hosting, cards, etc.). So, really, you will be helping me to send out my paintings in the right direction(s) for free. 

3. If you are still not convinced, OK: you can make me an offer you feel comfortable with, no problem with that.

So that's it, basically. Looking forward to your e-mail!___

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2014-07-02 18:41:48 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 62 +1s)

"Festina Lente", 20"x20". Oil on linen. 2014

"Festina Lente", 20"x20". Oil on linen. 2014___

2014-07-02 02:49:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I've spent a fascinating hour reading Amazon book reviews on one particular book on behavioral economics... starting with several five-stars reviews (of which there are several hundreds), then switching to two dozens one-star reviews, and about double that of two-stars reviews.

I haven't read this book myself (that's why I was reading the reviews, after all), but, from what I've gathered, I've read some of the same type, and I recognize it from both positive and negative reviews. I am not going to read this one.

What has really fascinated me is that nearly all negative reviewers strongly disagree with the author's views on politics; on the surface of it, though, they don't criticize the book for its politics -- their specific criticisms are VERY valid on independent grounds. Yet apparently, it's much more difficult to even notice all the glaring... more »

I've spent a fascinating hour reading Amazon book reviews on one particular book on behavioral economics... starting with several five-stars reviews (of which there are several hundreds), then switching to two dozens one-star reviews, and about double that of two-stars reviews.

I haven't read this book myself (that's why I was reading the reviews, after all), but, from what I've gathered, I've read some of the same type, and I recognize it from both positive and negative reviews. I am not going to read this one.

What has really fascinated me is that nearly all negative reviewers strongly disagree with the author's views on politics; on the surface of it, though, they don't criticize the book for its politics -- their specific criticisms are VERY valid on independent grounds. Yet apparently, it's much more difficult to even notice all the glaring weaknesses if one is in general agreement with "conclusions"; or at least, it's more difficult to go and write a negative review.

There is not a single one which would say: I agree with the author's worldview; shame his arguments are so weak, and shallow, and based on mis-use of statistics and over-generalizations...  ___

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2014-07-02 00:37:57 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 27 +1s)

Oooo.... between this and friends being generous with their collections, I've got a lot of things I need to be downloading over the weekend, lol.

http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/index.html

Oooo.... between this and friends being generous with their collections, I've got a lot of things I need to be downloading over the weekend, lol.

http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/index.html___

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