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A dash of colour

As the temperature drops, the days begin to shorten and the weather slowly becomes worse, it is a clear sign that autumn is coming. People hurry to the warmth of their house instead of enjoying the last few warm rays of sunshine. Scarfs and hats slowly make their appearance and an umbrella becomes a neccesary accessoire.

Although Autumn often represents the cold setting in and rain as a main weather condition, it thankfully brings a lot of beauty as well. Trees look amazing with all their colours, especially on the days where the sun shines. “Colourful” is probably the word I would use to describe autumn, the general feel of autumn easily makes me forget about the bad things of the season.

“Colourful” is also the word that is often used to describe the works of Leonid Afremov. When I was browsing the web in search of autumn related artwork, I stumbled upon his paintings and I just had to share them with you.

Leonid Afremov is a Russian-Israeli artist who currently resides in Mexico. He was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, which happens to be the same village as Marc Chagall was born. He has lived in Israel, Russia and the US.
What makes his work so special, is that he does not use a brush to apply paint to the canvas. The technique he uses is unusual, he “paints” using a palette knife. This causes the shapes in his paintings to be a bit more square and less detailed, but that does not make his paintings any less beautiful.

His use of colours is brilliant, I love the way he creates reflections. For this post I specifically went looking for the ones that had that “Autumn feeling” to it, with colourful trees and wet streets. He has made a lot of different types of paintings, so please check out his website to see more of his work.

I hope you guys liked this post and his artworks, because I absolutely love them. Please let me know in the comments which one is your favourite!

Be inspired!
Lana

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