YELLOW ON BLUE — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    30"X24" (75cm x 60cm)
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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 YELLOW ON BLUE. 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:


Laws of beauty

We perceive an artwork as a complete creation, not a sum of colors, images and their proportions. However, our perception is largely determined by laws of optics that can either make a painting unfathomably enticing or ruin it. And although artists mostly use these laws spontaneously, following a haunch, they are well-studied and determined in ready formulas that you can use to enhance your work. This amazing still life by Leonid Afremov called ‘Yellow on Blue’ is an example of paintings that benefit from reasonable use of the color wheel. Let’s take a closer look at it and find out which principles it is based on.

Strong yet delicate contrast

-    The first thing we notice here is that the palette of the painting consists mainly of two colors - blue and yellow. These colors oppose each other in the color wheel creating a very strong, vibrant contrast that catches the eye.

-    There are also other shades emphasizing this contrast and making the picture more lifelike and sophisticated. Some petals are orange and red; the artist added those refreshing strokes to invigorate and detail his composition. In the background, we see lovely gradations of blue that go from very gentle, almost transparent, to deep indigo, almost black. This gives depth and perspective to the picture.

-    Finally, there is also a lot to say about the technique used by the artist. He doesn’t try to capture every detail. Instead, he builds his composition using strokes of various size and thickness that cover the entire canvas like a patchwork. A similar style was used by Impressionists in the early 20th century and this tradition is marvelously interpreted by Leonid Afremov in a contemporary manner.

Lovely picture for your home

Theory aside, this is simply a beautiful still life that will look great in any room. You can use it on both pastel-shade and vibrantly colored walls to add an invigorating touch to your interior. These yellow flowers on a blue background will make an enticing adornment for a spacious living room, cozy kitchen or even your bedroom. It’s up to you where to hang it, but whatever option you choose, they will fit in nicely with the rest of your wall decor and create a bright focal point immediately drawing the eye of anyone who enters the room. Visit our online gallery for more works by Leonid Afremov and discover the world of his beautiful art!

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I first fell in love with your work when I discovered it in a Jerusalem gallery. It was absolutely transcendent! I was so sad I couldn't bring it home to the States with me. Some years later, I stumbled again upon your work and name, Mr. Afremov - and found my way to your site. I'm so proud to have your painting - the very same I fell in love with in that gallery! - brightening my home! It is my first real, hand-painted piece of art and it gives me joy to look at and talk about with friends. Thank you! :-)
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