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Lena Levin
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Further progress and thoughts on my Rembrandt study...
My little detour from the highway of the sonnet series continued over these two days. The beginning, last Friday, was so magically easy that I somehow got this crazy idea that I might complete this painting in a week if I put everything else on hold. And the connection was so strong that it ...
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Finally started my Rembrandt study (60"x48") today... full report tomorrow, just this picture for now.
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A summary of the whole process of painting sonnet 81... 
Lena Levin. Sonnet 81 (preliminary photo). Or I shall live your epitaph to make, Or you survive when I in earth am rotten, From hence your memory death cannot take, Although in me each part will be forgotten. Your name from hence immortal life shall have, Though I, once gone, to all the world ...
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Some adding, some subtracting... 
I was not sure the would be any painting happening today when I went to sleep last night — I only had time for a short painting session, and the day left me with foggy, ambivalent feelings about the painting: I did not know what to do with it, and whether I even want to see it again.
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Saturday reflections on Rembrandt and Shakespeare (as well as my own petty fears and sore gums...)
Both Friday themes — the Rembrandt detail study, and the eighty second sonnet — continued on Saturday. 2016-01-23 12.56.12 I didn't really plan to paint on Saturday — the plan was a long walk in the park, and the sky was beautiful. But it started raining, and this created a “window” for a brief ...
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Is it complete? I don't know... 
I had time for three hours in the studio, and these were intended for the first sonnets composition (1-9), continuing the work started yesterday: (finally) bringing this composition to its (hopefully) completed and unified version. But I stopped earlier — about twenty minutes earlier, in fact.
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On the beginning of Rembrandt study... 
There seemed remarkably little to journal about this day. A strange experience: the day feels full, but it's completely devoid of stories. It's been filled with unbelievable, story-less lightness of pure being. That's the experience I've longed for, but it feels strange nonetheless.
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Recording the first days of February... 
A brief pause in both of my “core” studio pursuits, the sonnets and the Rembrandt study. I woke up this Monday uncertain whether I will return to the study of Rembrandt's old man, or to the eighty second sonnet painting, and the first though that crossed my mind was that I need to paint ...
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And with this, I am off to prepare my husband's birthday party... 
Today's painting session, a roller caster of ups and downs, but I believe the painting is as complete as it can be at this stage. Perhaps more important have been the accompanying shifts and insights into the meaning of the sonnet. Marc Chagall. Homage to Apollinaire. 1912 ...
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Happy birthday to my favourite teacher s husband !!Have a great party! 
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A day of studying Rembrandt and Shakespeare... aren't you envious?
Quite a day in the studio — in communion, as it were, with two towering geniuses, Rembrandt and Shakespeare (they are both so unmistakably god-like that I am tempted to write communion with a capital “C”…) Now I think about that, I should have somehow add Bach to this company — to cover all ...
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Thanks, Lena.  I will be watching for the sequel.
Surrender is an intriguing concept and can mean so many things with art (as with life.)  I find there are a lot of inner voices that speak to me about making art.  Finding the basic voice, the authentic one, feels like something approaching one aspect of surrender.
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A new week, a new studio day... 
Even though the core of this workday was dedicated to my “Art of Seeing” program, it began with two hours in the studio, with the first sonnets composition: an attempt to bring into the visible, apparent reality, into the presence, that glimpse of future seen over the weekend.
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St. Petersburg, Russia - Bielefeld, Germany - Leiden, the Netherlands
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Painter of poems
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I am a painter, a painter of poems; to read more about me and to see my portfolio and the list of available paintings, please visit my website at www.lenalevin.com

I run the +In Studio with Masters page here on G+, dedicated to studies from masters of painting.

+Terrill Welch and I run
G+ with brushes page, an on-going digest of original  paintings posted publicly on G+.

+Samantha Villenave and I run First Friday Art Walk, a monthly virtual art show on G+.
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Documented an endangered language
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  • Institute for Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • University of Saint Petersburg
  • Uni Bielefeld
  • Leiden University
  • Stanford University
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Elena Maslova, Lena Shagina