CLOSE RACE — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    Signed on the front and back
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  • Size
    40"x30" (100cm x 75cm)
  • Medium
    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 CLOSE RACE. 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:



There are many people in the world who like link face paint. It is no wonder, for a face is the most important part in human appearance. One glance at one’s face is often enough for us to decide whether a person standing before us is worth credit. And we humans also like decorating our faces, and not only women, who use cosmetology, but almost everyone, which is proven by popularity of such queries as “face paint Halloween” and the like. This fine painting by Leonid Afremov depicts two faces, and affords us an opportunity to enjoy the depiction.


We know that a face picture looks especially interesting when it depicts more than one face, for thus it brings certain intrigue to such a painting. What are the most common situations that provide us with such intrigue?

·                    Kissing;

·                    Debates;

·                    A race, which is the object of depiction in this marvellous painting by Leonid Afremov.

The competitive spirit  

The brown flocks of soil are flying up from under the quick hooves. The ground is passionately trembling as the horses are galloping farther and farther, eager for winning the race. Their eyes are intently gazing on the finish line, and nothing can tear them away from it. Alike are the horsemen, whose eyes, though covered with the black screens of their glasses, are also aimed at the close finish. The muscles of the horses are strained, and the figures of the racers also make us feel their exertion and concentration. Nobody wants to be defeated, and yet somebody is to lose. However, at the moment, when the finish line is still not reached, and when nobody has advantage over his rival, their hearts are full of energy and will to win, while the indifferent blue sky is stiffened behind their backs and the clods of soil rocketing into the cool air.

If you are looking for a face paint for sale, this magnificent canvas in oil skilfully painted with a palette knife by Leonid Afremov will become an advantageous purchase and give you plenty of pleasant emotions due to its refined style and captivating image.


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There was some difficulty initially in receiving the painting as it got lost in transit (through no fault of Leonid). Throughout the process, the communication was brilliant, cannot fault the customer service. I finally received it today and absolute love it - am so pleased!! WELL worth the wait. Thankyou so much!
JG, Mar 10, 2015
I have never found myself drawn to art but recently I came across a picture of one of your paintings, Loneliness is Autumn, and was struck by its depth and beauty. It is breathtaking and visually the most alive piece I have ever seen! I am in the middle of the most excruciating time in my life and this painting moves and stirs me in ways art never has before. It literally eases the ache in my life to look at it. I began the search for the name of the painting or artist and finally discovered this sight. What an amazing giftedness you have Mr. Afremov! I hope to own the painting some day.
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