IMPROVISATION OF LIGHTS — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    40"x24" (100cm x 60cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
  • Materials
    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 IMPROVISATION OF LIGHTS. 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:


Light as transfiguring power

There are a lot of good artists who can turn a modern art canvas into a pretty picture. However, there are few of those who can turn into a real piece of art! Leonid Afremov is one of these selected few artists. Every picture painted by him is a sort of revelation. He sheds new light on things and places that are thought to be common and ordinary. Streets and alleys, rainy evenings and autumn parks – everything looks so unearthly beautiful as if it were a magical place! The play of light is one of his preferred vehicles to convey this magic onto his paintings.

The lantern-lit town

As many examples of modern city canvas art show, night life of the city is a fascinating topic. However, it is often simplified. You know these typical pictures of skyscrapers which can be seen nearly everywhere. They are also good, no doubt, but why ignoring other sides of the issue which are no less interesting? For example, let’s take this one:

1.            The charm of a rainy evening leaves you no chance to be untouched by this painting. The city looks like a magical place where all your dreams can come true. You just  have to be ready to see them in every puddle and behind every golden tree.

2.            The street is so enigmatic and mysterious thanks to the improvisation of the lights. The trick of light makes the picture very attractive both in form and content.

3.            The painting is very inspirational. It tells you all sorts of stories which promise an exciting plot and a happy-ending. Feel free to explore them all!

Some tips about the placement

Unlike many other contemporary paintings in oils, this one will become a perfect decoration for every room and suit every taste. It is really impressive and eye-catching, and this is why its placement is unlikely to cause any trouble. However, some hints can come in handy:

·                    The wide palette of the picture prefers a single-color background which will not compete with its vivaciousness.

·                    It will dominate over the interior, so less bright paintings may go amiss when put next to it.

·                    A simple but elegant frame will highlight the picture’s advantages.

As usual, this artwork by Leonid Afremov will bring happiness to its owner. Please do not hesitate to resort to it as your personal source of inspiration.

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You must understand my delight at being able to find and buy a copy of Alley by the Lake after years of searching. I cannot believe that just a year ago, I was in a Walmart in Iraq after being informed that they had an unlimited supply of these paintings. I ad also heard that Leonid Afremov himself was a slave in one of the Walmart's sweatshops. This completely outraged me, but I found it to be nothing but a simple hoax! After escaping the Taliban successfully, I came back home to find this website and was able to order it using the magic of technicalology! Thanks my lucky stars for gugle and beeng!
Hashtag Smithers, Jul 28, 2014
Acabo de recibir mi pintura. No tengo palabras, estoy impresionada, ES FANTASTICA!!! pero es que todas son estupendas, mágicas. Gracias Sr. Afremov, por que puedo disfrutar de este maravilloso don divino que usted tiene, ES UN GENIO! Evidentemente, en cuanto pueda, compraré un original
Dear Leonid, I was so thrilled to receive my beautiful paintings yesterday! I have been showing photographs of my paintings to my friends at school and everyone exclaims how beautiful they are. I also shared your website with them so that they can find paintings to order for their homes or offices. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the world! Sincerely, Evelyn Stevenson
Evelyn Stevenson, Jan 11, 2014