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Today's work: underpainting for sonnet 73
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замечательный портрет !                                обожаю Ван Гога
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+David Sandum's memoir about art as salvation from depression. 
PREORDER NOW!20% OFF Autographed Copies Softcover | 7.25 x 9 | 320 pages 40+ color imagesISBN: 9780985581527Published: August 2015
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My "birthday" post: contemplations about death and security on reading the seventy third sonnet.
It was my birthday this week — always an occasion to pause a bit, take a look back, and a look forward; to attempt a “bird’s eye” view of one’s life. Since I started the…
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Good morning, dear friends, and fair time of day!

This painting's title is Still Life with Letters of Vincent Van Gogh (after Osip Mandelstam). 30"×20" (76.2×50.8cm). Oil on linen (2014).

This is the quatrain from Osip Mandelstam that's somewhere there in this painting:

For the thundering valor of ages to come,
For the humankind's noble tribe,
I have lost my cup at ancestors' table,
And my honor, and all my joy.

(За гремучую доблесть грядущих веков,
За высокое племя людей
Я лишился и чаши на пире отцов,
И веселья, и чести своей.)
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wow so cool and beutifull i love it soww cool
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Greetings from Santa Cruz!
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+Mary Schiros Thanks. Yes, it's a beautiful place!
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Ocean waves glide towards the shore in a slow rhythm, one after another, measuring the time like an ancient, gently murmuring clock. But there is a grander, slower rhythm, which looks like a frozen present…
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This is absolutely beautiful!
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Today's work -- a brief study for sonnet 73 from my window.
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Optimistic....Very nice. 
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Today's work -- this is one of my two twilight studies from the last plein air trip (14"x11").
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Today's work: studio rework of one of the three plein air studies from the trip. I call it "A tree above the beach" -- or, alternatively "As above, so below". I felt some sort of strange affinity with this particular tree...

I also have two very-very quick twilight studies (which I need for the current sonnet). Don't quite know what to make of them yet... 
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This "birthday" idea crossed my mind as I was driving home today, and I'd better throw it out here before it is clouded by doubts. Read further only if you have ever considered buying a painting of mine.

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Here is the thing -- tomorrow (April 13 -- it might well already be today where you are) is my birthday. So, if you buy a painting during the next twenty eight hours -- till April 13 ends here in California (Pacific time) you will get another one as a gift from me. That's it, simple as that.
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A study of twilight in twilight 
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Good morning, dear friends, and fair time of day!

I am off for a weekend in Santa Cruz -- will possibly share some "en plein air" pictures, but I am not sure. So, for now, I leave you with this little "study in happiness" (it has a sister painting titled "a study in unseriousness"). 
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Me encanta como creas estructuras con el pincel, es mágico¡
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St. Petersburg, Russia - Bielefeld, Germany - Leiden, the Netherlands
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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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  • 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