STRONG RAIN 1 — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    Signed on the front and back
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  • Size
    30"x36" (60cm x 90cm)
  • Medium
    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
  • Materials
    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
  • Catalog ID
    1172049
  • Location
    United States
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork STRONG RAIN 1. 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:

STRONG RAIN

The symbol of rain

We’ve got used to rain so much that we take this natural phenomenon as something trivial. However, we have forgotten about its power and importance, since without water there’s no life. In the past people personified the rain and believed that it was a mighty spirit: they used to worship it as a real god. Though nowadays we know that it’s just liquid water falling down under gravity, it is still a symbol representing a life-giving force, full rivers and plentiful crops. And besides fertility, rain signifies a number of other things:

  • Renewal and change
  • Emotional relief
  • Dreamy, poetic mood
  • Happiness

Many writers use rain in their work to emphasize important events in life of characters. Painters like to choose it as a theme for their canvases as well. For instance, rainy sceneries constitute a great part of Leonid Afremov oil paintings. Like the one on your screen.

Warm drops

Tonight it’s raining. People have opened their umbrellas: some are coming back home from work, others are just strolling and enjoying the weather. Shining brightly on the wet sidewalk, the streetlights add coziness to the canvas. Though it’s raining, it’s not cold outside. The city is quiet and calm, and no sudden gust of the wind will break the silence spilled in the air. It’s a perfect time for reflections.

The woman in the center of the painting is probably thinking about something in her life. She looks serious, maybe even disappointed, but the rainfall helps her breathe again. In the background, we can see another couple of by-passers; they are holding hands and probably heading to some cozy café or cinema. The water is running down the trees, streetlamps and umbrellas, it is washing out people’s faces that seem to flow together with the rain and merge into one surreal face painting design.

What’s really original about this piece of art is the author’s method of applying paint onto the canvas. Look closely at the background of the work – these thick multicolored strokes were made on purpose, they add volume and expressivity to the image. The vibrant palette encompasses the whole picture: you may notice that colors in the background repeat the face paints used to show the woman’s emotions. The painting is harmonious and sensual; it is bound to give you a great mood and maybe even wake your inner philosopher! Hang it on your wall and let the energy of rain flow into your home!

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Received my painting yesterday and I am absolutely delighted - couldn't be happier!! It arrived well packaged and unmarked and in 24 hours I have had so many positive reactions. The colours are amazing and it now has pride of place on my living room wall - I have already ordered another - thank you so much!!
Jonathan, Feb 24, 2015
Absolutely Breathtaking!!! My imagination can't compare to the vibrancy emanating from this painting! Gazing into this artwork doesn't merely please your eyes, it also brings hope and encouragement to your soul. -
Alex, Sep 15, 2013
I got the Download lessons, is magical to watch him create such a beauty, definitely not easy. I been enjoying it greatly.
Karina North, Sep 11, 2015