Landscapes

AFREMOV LANDSCAPES

The Colors of the rain

For centuries, people have searched a reflection of their inner state in the surrounding world. Expressing serenity and rapture through a picture of a sunlit valley covered with flowers or painting dismal stormy landscapes when feeling blue is a common practice among artists. Since this painting genre emerged, the world has changed and so has the landscape itself. The rapid pace of urbanization gave birth to a new type of landscape painting called cityscape. After all, an intricate mixture of street traffic, architecture and city lights can be just as emotional and revealing as views of nature. And in a few minutes you’ll see it with your own eyes.

From small scenes to big art

If you love contemporary art, you probably heard about Leonid Afremov, one of the most famous landscape painting artists in the world. His passion for this particular genre is no coincidence. In his life of work, Afremov has travelled a lot from Western Europe to South America. He visited numerous cities and each left a trace on canvas. Being a very sensitive and imaginative person, Afremov is capable of noticing beauty in simple things and capturing it with his skillful hand. 

While others go by the old school trying to copy magnificent views and memorable showplaces, Leonid indulges in depicting quiet park alleys lined cozily with trees and lanterns, rain-soaked sidewalks mirroring dozens of street lights, nameless old arch bridges lost in reeds – something too unremarkable for most people to even pay attention. The best way to describe his manner is to say that he paints small, but with a big heart. Afremov paintings are spontaneous impressions put into color and shape, magical moments of life caught in their passing. 

This unpretentious approach gives his works a special sense of intimacy. They are simple and understandable to every viewer, yet uniquely charming and easily recognizable at first sight. And most importantly, they radiate positive energy and create a happy, cozy atmosphere in the room where you choose to hang one! Leonid believes that sharing good emotions through art makes the world a better place. And browsing his online gallery, it’s hard to disagree!

The other side of the landscape

What looks like a cheerful splash of motley strokes on the outside, though, takes hours of strenuous work behind the scenes. Based on Impressionist traditions, Leonid Afremov has developed his own painting manner and keeps improving it with every new picture. In a few words, it can be described as following:

  • Mixing a rich palette of vibrant colors to convey the feeling of peace and joy.
  • Using the Impasto technique (applying paint in layers of varied thickness) to create a three-dimensional sense.
  • Painting with a palette knife to achieve versatile creative effects. 

Taken separately, these are just technical aspects that don’t ring any bells to mere mortals. But combined together, they create an irresistible visual and emotional appeal inherent to Afremov landscapes. In the long run, the way we express ourselves with the help of oil and brushes comes down to a set of artistic means, but if you have nothing to say it doesn’t matter how well you paint. 

Afremov’s huge art collection hosts some truly beautiful landscapes of the world painted in different places at different times. Here you’ll find both classic landscapes depicting forests, fields and lakes and contemporary cityscapes taking you on a colorful trip across the globe. They are waiting for their ideal viewer and hope to settle on your wall!

 


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Testimonials
There are no words to describe the stunning splash of color these works of art have given to our home! The paintings we received today are absolutely gorgeous! The photos online don't do justice to actually having the paintings in hand. The colors are vivid and the texture is amazing!! We purchased Rain's Rustle and Melody of the Night. These are the first original paintings we have ever owned. I know we are going to purchase more! The work that you, Leonid Afremov have created, is amazing!! The communication during the process is awesome! The pieces arrived in perfect shape! We truly love them beyond words! We are so happy! Thank you..thank you for sharing your talents with the world! You are a truly gifted artist and these pieces will be treasured forever! I hope one day we can visit your studio! Thank you again for our gorgeous works of art! Nancy and Ken Kunickis
Ken and Nancy Kunickis, Sep 23, 2016
I first fell in love with your work when I discovered it in a Jerusalem gallery. It was absolutely transcendent! I was so sad I couldn't bring it home to the States with me. Some years later, I stumbled again upon your work and name, Mr. Afremov - and found my way to your site. I'm so proud to have your painting - the very same I fell in love with in that gallery! - brightening my home! It is my first real, hand-painted piece of art and it gives me joy to look at and talk about with friends. Thank you! :-)
Sofia K., Nov 28, 2016
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I could not pick only one painting and it took me over four months to make my selection as there are so many beautiful painting's to choose from. I have purchased seven paintings in total for our home and they arrived six months ago in perfect condition. I still look at them today as if they only just arrived and my excitement and love of your art is endless. You are amazing.... thank you
Sharie K, Jul 18, 2018