I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork THE CITY OF VALETTA, MALTA. 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:
THE CITY OF VALETTA
Valetta and its mysteries
Valetta, an ancient seaport of Malta, is located on the natural bay shore. Featuring a glorious history, the capital city of Malta amazes its guests with wonderful architecture, beautiful seascapes and airiness of a maritime city. Legendary castles, narrow age-old streets and unspeakable atmosphere of ancient mystery will definitely charm its visitors!
The magic of oils
Oil paint, canvas and a palette knife are three faithful friends of Leonid Afremov. They always accompany the artist in his creative activity. They help embody shapeless images, thoughts, emotions and moods; they add colors and tones, lines and volume to them. Revived by the unique technique of the artist, the beautiful city of Valetta appears on canvas in all its tremendous beauty.
None of the contemporary innovative approaches in decorative art can be compared with the specific charm of oil paint. Photoshop and other digital instruments of art seem lifeless and artificial next to it. Paint colors and their hues, different types of strokes and lines, tiny strokes and subtle accents fill a painting with life, feeling and meaning.
Dreams and memories
The painting ‘The City of Valetta’ has its own story to be told. Or rather ‘whispered’ because of its delicate shades and calm evening ambience of solitude and intimacy. Like a lullaby, it enswathes viewers with nice, pleasant and cozy feelings. It reminds us about:
- The first dates spent on the romantic river bank.
- Endless promenades along the seashore under the night starry sky.
- The rain of stars at the end of one warm August.
- Affectionate embrace and square talks about anything and everything.
The evening light of the city is reflected in the water mirror. Lonely boats are rolling gently with the come and go of quiet waves. The quay is completely deserted. It seems that the author leaves his viewers alone with their memories, dreams and feelings.
Ancient buildings loom above the city of Valetta in the moonlight. They are like silent guards that attentively observe the life and time rolling on. They saw hundreds of years passing by, thousands of marvelous evenings in Valetta; but each of them seemed inimitable. One of those special evenings was painted by Leonid Afremov and presented as a precious gift to eternity.