We would like to present the hand painted recreation oil on canvas painting of the artwork mentioned in the title. This recreation was finished by Leonid Afremov himself with the help of his best studio artists to do pencil drawing and basic background. This painting comes signed by Leonid Afremov himself on the front and the back. Certificate of authenticity provided. This recreation is made almost identical to the original image that you see online. The only difference is patterns and minor details that give the recreation and original feel.
This piece was created with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece was created with oil paint on artistic canvas using unique Afremov technique of a palette knife. The artwork has texture, you can feel the strokes by touching the painting. By purchasing on this site, you are buying directly from Leonid Afremov®. We guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.
This recreation comes in a limited stock. Once the stock has finished, it will disappear from sale on the site and will never be offered again.
about this painting:
Before a Storm
Of course, when we look at such wonderful landscapes, we immediately wonder how they are created. And now we have good news for you – the site of Leonid Afremov is not only a gallery of paintings, it is also a kind of school of art workshop where you can find video lessons recorded by the artist himself. Here you will learn the basic skills of drawing, understand how to hold the brush and ink paints. If you think that you have a talent it's time to start, but we can say with certainty that these lessons are suitable for everyone who is interested in art – who knows, maybe you will discover your deeply hidden talent in a matter of minutes. You don’t have to start with something very difficult like this storm painting – try on simple objects. Video lessons by Leonid Afremov are designed just for beginners. We will also help you choose the paint for your works – some of them are better to be painted with watercolors, for others oil paints are perfect. We see that it is namely oil paints that Leonid Afremov used on a large number of his paintings. The artist was good both at landscapes and portraits. He created all these masterpieces only with the help of oil paints. And of course you will wonder what colors are best to use for the image of the sea. So, to show all the beauty of the sea you need blue and green paints. Bad weather can be shown using black shades. If you want to emphasize that the storm will soon give way to the sun, you will need yellow, red, and orange paint to depict it. Until you try, you won’t understand which colors are best for you. Of course, our lessons are devoted to those themes that prevail that the artist’s works:
We are sure that these lessons will give you all the necessary skills and new creative ideas.
The indomitable force of nature
The storm is most often followed by negative consequences, This is especially true of a sea storm that can catch sailors right in the open sea. And then the consequences can be the direst, but for artists this is an occasion for inspiration. What is so inspirational in these elements? Their indomitability, wildness, and uncontrollability. Although it is difficult for many of us to realize that for many centuries we have made very little progress in controlling the forces of nature, but of course now we are not as defenseless as before, but if a more or less severe hurricane begins, we immediately see the opposite. See for yourself how the storm begins and make sure that this is a bewitching sight. Be extremely careful! You should always have a reliable shelter somewhere around so that at any moment you can protect yourself from the weather. Having watched a little, you will understand why it is so enchanting and fascinating for artists from around the globe.
What do we get from this painting of Leonid Afremov? Excellent colors that will delight you at any time of the year showing that any storm sooner or later will end, the storm is always replaced by calm, you just need to be patient. This painting also shows that even in the most difficult situations we should not give up and act like sailors during a storm. It is always a trial for the body and spirit, and as you know, any trial makes us stronger.
Learn to draw and enjoy the magnificent scenery on the site of Leonid Afremov!