Enjoying art without a magnifying glass
I speak a lot with Mr. Green. I like to watch him painting but when he notices it, he asks not to breathe down his neck. Are all the old men so grouchy? ☺ Anyway, I’ve figured out a way to enjoy the artist’s work without disturbing him – online video lessons. They’re great because I can stop the video whenever I need and try to repeat after the painter. One of the people I’d love to learn from is Leonid Afremov. He creates his oil canvases so quickly! Leonid knows exactly what color to pick next, so it takes him a few seconds to make a new palette knife stroke on the surface. Afremov doesn’t spare paint and applies it thickly, achieving the effect of volume. As a result, the image seems realistic to a viewer. Look at the work named ’Cold feeling’ link:. Each stroke of the painting is visible to the naked eye. If you maximize the picture right on your computer screen, you’ll be able to see the smallest detail of it:
- Leaves, branches and trunks of the autumn trees.
- The elegant design of the forged streetlamp, depicted by Leonid in the foreground.
- Window panes and the red roof of the building.
- Three silhouettes of people strolling along the city alley.
- Multicolored scenery, reflected in the puddles which had formed during the recent rain.
Leave your coat at home
I wonder why Leonid gave such a name to his piece of art. Maybe those blue and white strokes in the sky are snow? If so, then everything’s getting clear. Of course, it’s cold in late autumn! We reluctantly take our warm clothes out of the wardrobe and dream of the sun which will return well-rested and refreshed only in spring. But despite a familiar depression that the season causes, Afremov’s fall brings delight and joy to your heart. All because of the bright color palette used by the artist: yellow and orange hues, primarily associated with light, make up half of the work. Another thing that doesn’t let you have acold feeling in chestis the romantic message of the canvas – a couple of young people walking at dusk. When you share one of the happy moments of life with someone you love, you’re so lucky!
I’ve seen many paintings by Leonid and can say for sure that all of them are amazing! Visit his online gallery and become the witness of beauty! Haven’t I persuaded you yet? And if I say please? ☺ Please, don’t deprive yourself of the possibility to dive into the world of incredible art by Leonid Afremov!