I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov - Size 30"x24"(75cm x 60cm). 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:
A stay in New York
Speaking about the most famous oil painters of America, it is obligatory to mention Leonid Afremov. New York City and its areas are not just mere names for him.
· The beginning of new millennium brought crucial changes to the artist’s personal life and career.
· He moved to the USA and found there a new home and professional realization.
· His pictures were bought by multiple American galleries, but he was still limited in themes and opportunities to express what he wanted on canvas.
The period spent in New York provides a very contradictory impression, but it causes an essential influence on the further life of the artists. There, he drew a confession from the artistic world, made his living, but serious problems with health forced his move to sunny Florida. But against all the odds, New York City remains a landmark place in the life of Leonid Afremov. For this reason, his painting ‘City Movement’ is created with special warmth, tender and gratitude.
The hidden side of the city
New York was a place of professional rise and personal fall of Leonid Afremov, one of the most talented oil painters of America. At first, the city became a break in the clouds, ray of hope; and then it mistreated the artist having closed the door on his happy and healthy living because of the local climate peculiarities. Darkness and light, rainy weather and pleasant feelings embodied on the canvas highlight its life contrast. New York was always a source of light for the artist but its rains made him leave.
Thanks to this noisy and dynamic city with constant flow of people and cars, Leonid Afremov got a lot of themes for future paintings. The admirers of his creative activity saw New-York in different guises. In this case, the painting portrays the city we know nothing about.
· Calm and serene, it lets a casual passer-by enjoy a warm autumn evening.
· It carefully illuminates a wet pavement and whispers sweet songs among colorful leaves of the park trees.
· It hides under the umbrella and peeps out the shop-windows.
New York is in every detail depicted on the canvas tremblingly and with deep and true feelings.
The solitary passer-by left alone with the big city and its evening mysteries is a symbol of the artist who always keeps in memory the cherished place. In New York, Leonid Afremov was happy and free. Unfortunately, his own ‘walk’ through this city was not so long. But it was an unforgettable one.