LEGENDARY RAY CHARLES - — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    30"X40" (75cm x 100cm)
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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 LEGENDARY RAY CHARLES. 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:

Ray Charles

The legend of the 50’s

Music is an essential part of our lives. We listen to it after waking up, while going to work (sometimes even at work) and in our free time. For many of us, music is like a constant companion. Everyone has favorite songs that bring us joy and motivate us, accompany us through difficult times and take away our bad thoughts. Songs like those by Ray Charles. This extraordinary person is a great example of how music can change us and our life. He was a famous American singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer. Despite the fact that Charles was blind from the age of seven, he managed to overcome his disability by becoming a musician. And not just a common musician, but one of the most significant people in American music industry of the period. His contribution to music was so enormous that even nowadays his creativity is perceived as an integral part of American culture. A huge number of his songs became international hits and have been repeatedly used as soundtracks for movies and advertisements. The most popular of them are:

·         "Hit the Road Jack", 1960. The song is based on a dialogue: a woman reproaches her man for being too poor and shows him the door.

·         “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”, 1956. This is an expression of fatherly love translated into music. The unusual sounding of wind instruments culminates in a memorable saxophone solo.

·         “I’ve Got a Woman”, 1954. This song occupies the 239th position in the list of 500 greatest songs of all times according to the version of Rolling Stone.

·         “Bye Bye Love”, 1957. It is a hymn to losing love and facing loneliness, dealing with sadness and emptiness and learning to live anew.  

A painting that inspires

This exquisite picture by Leonid Afremov immediately strikes you with bright colors and dynamic strokes that seem to play on the canvas like rays of disco lights. The author managed to show the unique personality of the musician in his own, vibrant and cheerful way. Ray Charles is sitting at the piano and playing one of his legendary songs. Naturally, the artist couldn’t make his paints sound like piano notes, but he brilliantly conveyed the character of this joyful tune in colorful splashes that cover the entire canvas. While looking at the Ray Charles painting, you can almost hear music in your head.  You are so overwhelmed with inspiring emotions that you want to sing, dance and create. This canvas will become a bright spot in your daily routine and give you tons of positive energy each time you give it a look!

Alley of fame

If you are impressed by this painting, you can discover a huge collection of Leonid Afremov’s canvases showing other famous musicians on his official website. You will easily find your favorite performer among them and maybe even gather your own gallery of world’s greatest singers on the wall! Just choose those you like most and order them online in a few clicks!

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I have three Original Oil Paintings and love all three, but my Favorite is Dancing in The Rain! Beautiful Colors and beautiful scenes. Love Them! Col Brooke
Robert Brooke Eldridge, Jun 6, 2014
I just received my painting. It's even better than I expected....I came right back to this website and ordered 3 more. When my wife finds out what I spent, she'll be POed, but they're worth it. Thanks for doing what you do. Jim Brueggemeyer
Jim Brueggemeyer, Dec 1, 2015
How I stumbled upon Mr. Afremov's paintings, I am unsure. However, upon first sight...I was instantly hooked! I purchased 3 of his pieces, and had them professionally stretched, framed and hooked. I own many pieces of "art" in my home, but two of the 3 pieces I purchased are now center pieces for the rooms in which they hang in. My suggestion for any who are interested in purchasing any of his pieces, invest in professional faming, as it only excites the piece even more!
Keith, Apr 19, 2016