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Breath

Posted by Stan Levine on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 


"Breath"
24" X 30"
Acrylic on Canvas
by Stan Levine

When I paint on a canvas as big as this, I have to have a reason; I have to be inspired.  I have an archive of photos my wife takes from her Nikon that I go through when I need a reason to paint where I found a fantastic landscape of Mendocino's coast.  I like how the light travels through the painting along with the water.  There's something about it that makes me think of breathing in a meditative state. 
Before I painted "Breath," I began wit...

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May 26 2010 What I've Been Working On

Posted by Stan Levine on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 
It seems that I just can't make up my mind about what I want to specialize in.  I am so talented at so many things, that when I try to commit to just one discipline of the arts I feel trapped; like my fate has been sealed and there's no time anymore for self discovery.  Then every day is like a repeat of the last one, and that is just not good, so I had to jump out of painting for a little while and learn somethings about Flash Actionscript programming, and Javascript.  I've been learning abo...
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May 17 What I've Been Working On

Posted by Stan Levine on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 
This week I needed a break from painting.  I decided to look for ways to fulfill a long neglected dream of being a game developer.  I found this great webiste, http://www.protorpg.com that has a download of a role playing game engine written in Javascript by Pierre Chassaing.  I have very little programming knowledge of Javascript.  I was purely driven by my passion to create an online role playing game to study the Javascript files in the "Games," file that comes with the "Demo," Download.  ...
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What I've Been Working On

Posted by Stan Levine on Thursday, May 6, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 

Last month I met Edward Zeidan, owner of an award winning computer support/maintenance business in Lafayette, California called Nerd 4 Rent.  He asked me to create a series of promotional post cards that will be mailed to customers.  I drew a few concept drawings, and the Nerd Bucks, concept seemed to appeal the most.  Here is the concept drawing that was selected for the next phase of production:




I used Flash Professional 8 to import the concept illustration.  Then, in a separate layer, I sta...
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