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    48"x36" (120cm x 90cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
  • Materials
    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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    United States
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork BEFORE THE BIRDS START SINGING. I made this piece with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece is created with oil paint on artistic canvas using my unique 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 the artist Leonid Afremov. I guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience. 

The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov. If you buying this painting as a gift, please provide us the name of the gift recipient for the certificate. We can also ship to the address of the recipient of your gift.

about this painting:


The enigmatic dawn

Every day starts with the same thing – morning, but it is always different. At this part of a day there are usually a lot of people that are hurrying to work, bustling and creating traffic jams. But there is a time when the sun is only preparing its beams to warm the Earth. These early hours are characterized by empty streets and enigmatic shadows. Rare by-passers don’t disturb the silence of the night, even birds are sleeping and hiding their heads under the feathers. If you go outside before dawn, you will be surprised how the big city with its daily rush and noise can be so quiet and undisturbed that it seems you are on a desert island. Poets and artists depict this serene beauty in their creations. What can be better than a vivid large canvas here that discloses predawn secrets?

While the city is sleeping

This piece of large canvas art tells us a story of early morning in a big city, when everyone is still sleeping. You can observe a silent bank of the river bordering on a tremendous park. These two neighbors are stretching to the horizon, and you can’t see where they end. The weather is nasty; it has been raining all night long, and light drops are still falling on a lonely by-passer. Who is this woman? What is she doing here in this early hour? She definitely has a strong reason to leave her house and stroll with an umbrella, stepping into puddles every now and then. There are a lot of shadows in the painting that make the viewers wonder what they can be. If you are ready to discover all the mysteries of predawn minutes, enjoy the painting ‘Before the birds start singing’!

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Your paiting is arrived and it is fantastic!! I love it! You are amazing!!! Thanks спасибо
krisztina bertalan-rigo, Dec 4, 2015
I received my painting and absolutely love it! The painting is being mounted and I cannot wait to place it on our living room wall. I read your bio, Leonid and was touched deeply by your story. God bless you and your family!
Sharlene Fleming, Apr 17, 2015
I bought Melody of the Night as a birthday gift for my mom. It arrived on time, was of great quality, and looks remarkable in the wall of her dining room. The colors add so much definition and character to the space. The beauty of the artwork has brought so many compliments! Thank you for this fantastic piece! I will definitely buy another work for my own home.
Inna Panamsky, Aug 4, 2016