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March 2019

Posted by Stan Levine on Saturday, March 23, 2019, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 
For the past 4 years I have been living a double life. In one life I have been working full time as a class B Commercial Driver operating a paratransit bus for passengers with disabilities 5 days a week. In the other life I haven been a professional artist drawing caricatures on weekends for parties and events. During the time when I'm not driving or drawing I am a father to 2 cats, a boyfriend, and a son. I try new things in an effort to stay inspired. For a while I followed many origami tut...
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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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Acrylic Tribute Portrait Painting of Corey Haim By Stan Levine

Posted by Stan Levine on Thursday, March 25, 2010, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 
Corey Haim was a famous teen actor that lived from December 23, 1971 and recently died on March 10, 2010 (38 years old) as a possible result of a drug overdose.  It was known that Corey was troubled by drug addiction through out the later portion of his acting career. I remember him as Sam, from the movie "The Lost Boys," directed by Joel Shumacher in 1987.  He played the role of Michael's little brother.  Michael (Jason Patric) was lured into a family of vampires by "David," (Kiefer Sutherla...
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Samson Rebirth and My Creative Process Explained

Posted by Stan Levine on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 

Samson Rebirth
14" X 18"
Acrylic on Canvas Board (unframed)
By Stan Levine
$475

Samson was my brother's dog who recently passed. I used a photo reference I found on Facebook to paint this pet portrait. As I was painting Samson, I felt his presence around me. It was almost as if my painting somehow invoked the spirit of the dog around me. I could even smell his distinct canine smell in the room. Samson is a very loyal dog who protects the innocent with his strong canine powers.

I began this paintin...
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New Orleans Inspired Painting

Posted by Stan Levine on Thursday, February 18, 2010, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 

New Orleans Railroad
36" X 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
By Stan Levine
$700

    Last night I painted this acrylic landscape of some railroad tracks near the Mississippi River in New Orleans.  It was Mardi Gras, and I really wanted to walk down Bourbon Street with my wife and a large Rat Attack.  New Orleans is a magical place of art and happy people.  There is so much to do and see in this fun-filled town.  By day you can see the French Quarter.  Enjoy delicious beignets with chicory coffee at CafĂ© du ...

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