I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork RAIN BEFORE CHRISTMAS. 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:
RAIN BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Christmas is a magical time of the year, even when it’s not snowing. There is a special atmosphere in the air, people’s faces shine with smiles and the entire world seems to catch its breath in anticipation of a miracle. And this miracle isn’t something that happens to you all of a sudden. It’s built out of small things surrounding us every day. If you just open your eyes and learn to notice magic all around you, Christmas mood will stay with you for the whole year! Especially if you have a painting like that on your wall. Plunge into a joyful aura of winter holidays and catch a glimpse of bright December rain depicted in the vibrant traditions of Post-Impressionism!
Leonid Afremov is always ready to share his happy emotions with the viewers and he successfully communicates them to us using a special palette knife technique. At first sight, it is a chaotic mess of swishy colorful strokes applied at random. But if you look close, you’ll see a certain pattern repeated in street lights, their reflections, tree leaves and even silhouettes of by-passers. Just pay attention to the palette and composition of the picture:
· Cold shades prevailing at the edges of the canvas are set off by warm hues in the center of the painting.
· The upper part of the canvas is covered with a patchwork of contrasting strokes, while at the bottom the brushwork becomes more elaborate.
· Sources of light (three lanterns on the right) are enhanced by their reflections on the wet alley.
· Tall, dark shapes of trees and lanterns gradually moving away into the distance create a sense of depth and perspective.
· The lonely silhouette of a girl harmonizes lovely with the entire composition. Her white dress and umbrella echo the sparks of light on the ground and she herself seems to be just one of these reflections.
Christmas on your wall
Even though the weather in the picture doesn’t even remotely seem like winter, there is a spirit of Christmas in many modern art paintings by Leonid Afremov. You can fill your home with the incredible aura of his romantic cityscapes by ordering a picture or two on our site. Bright colors, beautiful sceneries and dreamy mood will give you a charge of positivity every time you look at this amazing canvas!