RAINY CITY — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    36"x20" (90cm x 50cm)
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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 RAINY CITY. 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:


Stranger in the rain

Overcast grey sky, monotonous lashing of raindrops against the roofs, gloomy clouds growing darker – this kind of weather will definitely make you feel blue. But not when you look at “Rainy City” by Leonid Afremov. On the contrary, this big painting radiates positive mood and optimism. You can see a lonely stranger walking down a desolate street in the luminous light of the lamp posts.  On impulse, you are enticed into the vibrant atmosphere of the colorful rainy city. You can almost feel cold droplets trickle down your body and hear the wind howl in the air with ferocity. This sound is so deafening you cannot hear your own footfalls. But there is a perceptible feeling that you can withstand all that, using an umbrella as a shield that will save you from all miseries and misfortunes.

Spectacular painting techniques

Cityscape is one of the central genres in Afremov’s artistic career. Most of all, he likes to depict rainy streets and alleys illuminated by colorful street lights. The fluorescent effect is achieved through the use of certain techniques:

·         Oil paint is applied with a palette knife used to create vivid strokes on a large blank canvas.

·         Chromatic radiance of pure intense colors adds to the mood of the painting.

·         The momentary effect of lantern reflected in the asphalt, buildings and shop windows is captured in its changing hues.

·         The artist conveys movement showing a distant silhouette on the way home.

The purifying power of art

This large canvas depicting a rainy city in bright colors will evoke a special feeling in each viewer. For some, it will become a reminder of puddle jumping in childhood, of the tiny pair of rubber boots that will never be worn again.  For others, the image will have a soul-healing, cleansing effect. You can think about your life, analyze recent events and dream about better future, full of bright colors and sweet moments.

You cannot stay indifferent looking at it; the impression left by the painting calls thousands of memories and thoughts swirling in your mind. So don’t hesitate and let this feeling accompany you in your everyday life, when you are sitting in the cozy armchair with a cup of tea in your hand. Don’t let it vanish with time.

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Thank you so much for the two beautiful paintings I bought for my daughters! They are very happy with "old magic"and "misty cafe". I certainly will buy another painting , because I'm a big fan of you! Ingrid Vuijk-Guis, The Netherlands
Ingrid Vuijk-Guis, May 23, 2014
Your paintings are so alive 'n' colorful! You're also entertaining to watch as you develop your beautifully vibrant works of art on YouTube. I've shared with family and others who are instantly pleased when they see your work. My personal favorite is "A Day Of Feelings." You are now among my favorite artists including Claude Monet & Vincent Van Gogh! Thank-you!
Deb, May 22, 2015
I recently purchased the original painting "Three Friends". It's incredibly beautiful and so vibrant in colour. It's my first piece from Afremov and this will certainly not be my last. What a great artist! Janice, Toronto, ON May 2014
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