Recreation what is it?

A recreation is a painted copy of a painting but not 100% identical. The only difference in patterns of strokes which is impossible to repeat in a palette knife style. Each stroke of the knife has a unique shape and signature which makes it impossible to repeat. 

The reacreations are made with the same process and materials as an original painting, oil paint and canvas. First a pencil drawing is made as an outline of the main objects of the compositoon in the painting.  Then a background layer of main colors and objects is placed on the canvas with a larger palette knife. Afterwards the painting is finished in all its details with a smaller palette knife. Leonid employees profesional artists who do the pencil drawings and backround layers for him. Then he himself finishes the details of the painting. 

The painting takes about one week to dry , then its sides are painted and its covered with protective varnish. Each recreation is signed by Leonid Afremov on front and back and comes with a certificate of authenticity. 

A print or giclee does not have the feel or the texture of a painting.  A recreation feels just like the original painting. You touch it and feel the texture.  A print or giclee will not look the same on the wall as a real hand made painting 

 

Some recreations come in limited editions  and some in open editions. The discription tab in the listing will have all the information about the painting.  We have a catalog of over 3000 paintings Leonid has done during his career offered on afremov.com. Not all of them are in stock. If a recreation is not n stock, its painted within one week . Then it takes one more week to dry . In such cases the process from the order to delivery can take up to 30 days which is our gaurantee with free shipping. Please refer to shipping policy for further details 

 

The images online are of the first original paintings from which the recreation is made.  After you make the order you can request images for approval to be sent to you 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vidyalakshmi Venkatachalam, Feb 28, 2017
My husband and I saw Leonid Afremov's art while on a cruise in the Caribbean. We fell in love, but thought to own a piece was unattainable. A year and half later, we finally found him on the internet and purchased our first painting in Spring 2016. We have since waited for his wonderful deals and purchased five more. We are running out of walls to hang the artwork, but have been pleased with every piece. We paid the extra for the gallery stretch and it is worth every dollar. One painting even arrived without being stretched, and after contacting Boris, the team took care of everything from shipping back to stretching to delivering once more. Thank you Mr Afremov for sharing your God given gift with the world. We are proud to display each piece with love.
Michelle Williams, Sep 13, 2016
I received your painting recently, I was left astonished, this painting (Melody of the night) is even more beautiful in real life. You are an extremely brilliant artist. I will be definitely be back to buy more.
Susan, Feb 3, 2014