Palette Knife Paintings

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Leonid Afremov is a Russian–Israeli artist who mainly works with palette knives and oil colors. The above paintings were all done by using just palette knives and no brushes. I have tried to use only palette knives to paint before, and it was quite challenging for me. I found it hard to grasp the amount of paint I needed with each application, and I had to be very careful with not mixing the strokes of colors together. Therefore, I really admire how well Afremov uses palette knifes and how he employs such vibrant colors. I also love the fact that he has a very unique and distinguishable style. Among many paintings, it is very easy to spot the ones that are done by Afremov.

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