I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork OLD SAN FRANCISCO. 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:
The Last Sun Beam
Leonid Afremov is ready to present his next painting from seascape and water series The Last Sun Beam. Unlike most of the paintings from this series, on this canvas we see a lake rather than a sea. The landscape is amazing with its beauty – here we see nature in all its glory – a chain of rocky mountains stretching for hundreds of kilometers, the calm surface of a mountain lake with the rays of the pre-dawn sun reflected in the lake, and in the center of nature – the man – its master – a lonely fisher enjoying the last rays of the setting sun. The landscape resembles Southern China with its mountains and rice plantations flooded with water. The lake in this part of the country abounds in fish – it is a real paradise for fishermen and for sure the character of our painting will also have a big strike.
The lonely fisher in the center of the painting cannot but envy – not many of us now have the opportunity to go fishing on a quiet mountain lake and stay at one with nature enjoying the cleanest mountain air, singing birds and the murmur of water. Besides into the view of our character came a magnificent picture – the last sun rays, which have not yet disappeared behind the mountains, illuminate the sharp peaks, dimming their silhouettes so that now they look like a few heaps of embers lying one after another.
We really hope that this mountain landscape will suit to your taste and each of you will find something familiar, cogneial.
Since we mentioned China, it should be said that the Chinese and Asians in general have a reputation for keeping the ancient traditions for centuries. One of such traditions is a very exotic way of fishing - fishing with cormorants. This tradition is more than thousand years old. The essence of the method is that a cormorant does not fish for himself, but for a person who tames it. Bird training takes no more than a fortnight. During this time the cormorant gets used to the owner and is able to recognize him among hundreds of other people.
Cormorant fishing looks like this:
- Fisherman releases a cormorant from a boat to the water, and the latter, after swimming a little away, dives for the fish.
- If the prey is not large, the cormorant swallows it without hindrance, if it is large the fisherman calls the bird and takes the fish,
- Then he gives the predatory bird a small fish to encourage it.
- After a while the cormorant is no longer trying to swallow a large fish, bringing it to the owner.