GOSSIPY FRIENDS — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    30"X24" (75cm x 60cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
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    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork GOSSIPY FRIENDS. 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. 

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about this painting:

Gossipy Friends

Strolling under the rain

Leonid Afremov is ready to surprise us with his new works included in his series of famous autumn paintings. But it cannot be said that they are uniform – on the contrary each time Leonid uses a new palette of colors. Thus, in this painting we see a lot of shades of green – from very  bright to extremely  dark ones. So the foliage on the trees that stand on the left side of the sidewalk, he painted green yellow. Most of the leaves have just turned yellow and are not yet about to fall holding quite firmly on the branches. The trees we see are just the birch forest - a living embodiment of Russia, its symbol and pride. We understand this when we look at the trunk in the foreground – clearly, they have a black and white pattern of this primordially Russian tree. It is followed by similar trees.

On the right side, however, we see trees of a completely different kind - their thin trunks grow like beams. They are completely naked in contrast to the birches. We do not see a single leaflet on them. It is all the more surprising taking into consideration the fact that the grass beneath them is painted in a dark green color. In the mirror surface of the sidewalk washed by rainwater in bizarre forms the trunks and figures of people walking on the sidewalk are reflected. These two women who are probably close friends are chatting despite the bad weather - judging by the fact that they hold an umbrella in their hands, we understand that it is still raining. Let it not be strong but it is still rain. Judging by the name of the painting, they do nothing else but gossiping. And bad weather does not interfere them from this conversation at all.

To gossip or not gossip

Why do people gossip? Psychologists say that it’s a king of protection. We can even talk about mutual support. Perhaps, if we thought before spreading rumors, telling other people's secrets or stories, we would not hurt others. Therefore, you need to know 3 reasons why you do not need to gossip:

  1. Bad Karma. Gossiping may turn against you. If you gossip about others, rest assured that at the same time someone is gossiping about you.
  2. Gossips isolate you from the society. Without doubts, if you discuss people too much, the gossips will isolate you from the society. The people around will talk with you, you will still have friends, but you will be perceived as a girl who constantly gossips.
  3. No one will believe you. Again, others will talk with you, and you will have friends, but no one will believe you. Everyone will keep you at arm's length.

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I received a beautiful depiction of a "Rainy Wedding." The palette used to make this wonderful painting is simply incredibly -- you have ranges of soft blues to royal blues -- light oranges to rich oranges -- colors that seek to evoke your deepest imagination. This painting makes me happy, and, for that, I thank you very much Leonid. I look forward to adding more to my collection (recently ordered "Lovers").
Kevin Martin, Aug 25, 2016
I ordered 3 paintings on April 8 and received them in Australia only 14 days later - very fast shipping for an international postage. They look even more amazing in person; the photos on this website don't do them justice. Thankyou Afremov Family - I look forward to my next purchase.
Jordanne Holland, Apr 29, 2016
I bought 4 high quality prints on canvas, they arrived and it was a great surprise. The print is magnificent, you have to touch it to make sure it is not an original painting. I loved ... One of them, I already put in the chassis, "Misty Mood 2", the other three (Melody of the Night) (old kiss) and (congratulations) I will do soon ... I want to express my pleasure at having acquired your wonderful Art ... Thank you. Comprei 4 telas impressas em canvas de alta qualidade, elas chegaram e foi uma grande surpresa. A impressão é magnifica, é preciso tocar pra ter certeza que não é uma pintura original. Amei... Uma delas, ja coloquei no chassi, "Misty Mood 2" , as outras tres (Melody of the Night) (old kiss) e (congratulations) farei em breve... Quero expressar minha satisfação em ter adquirido sua maravilhosa arte... Obrigado.
Davi, Dec 1, 2016