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Le Chat Bleu- Oil Painting (Update)

18 x 36 inch oil on canvas

More experiments with Art Nouveau designs with cats.  The cat is my next door neighbour who visits daily. 

I had a lot of problems photographing painting, tried fixing in photoshop with little success.  Will try and get a better shot. The horizontials
are straight, camera picks them up as curved.  Resubmitted this new version, horizontals looking better.

Kindly featured by :iconcrazy-4-animals: July 2015 ... Friday Features July 17th 2015Here is our latest Friday Feature. Some of these may be quite old submissions which I have found while reorganising folders. I'm really enjoying seeing some of these again, I hope you will too!

Horse with baby in the desert by leamarzio Goat 2 by DeeethValley
Laughing by Flame-of-the-Phoenix Quite A Catch by flowerhippie22
Summer Arctic Fox by FoldedWilderness Bees by AmBr0 Le Chat Bleu- Oil Painting by AstridBruning
 and :iconcinnamoncandy: July 2015... Vampires, Pennsylvanians and Feature #62Many of you know that I do night work as a vampire so when :iconhaegun: contacted me and said that he was inspired by my vampire makeup photo   to write a story I was super excited about that.  Of course I wanted to share his finished story in this journal.  It’s full of delicious vampy awesomeness. :nod:
Recently I came across some parody videos that show just how amazing (ha) it is to be from Pennsylvania.  I’m sure every place has their quirky things and these videos highlight all the best of those kind of fun and wacky things in the wonderful land of PA.  I’d thought that I would share because they’re funny….or they might only be funny to someone from Pennsylvania.  Hmm… awkward possibly, but maybe you’ll all learn something completely and utterly useless by watching. You never know until you try, right?  At the very least you will never, ever want to visi

Funny Cat FREESTUFF by AStoKo:heart:
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Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 3, 2015, 11:43:47 AM
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BonnieLeeman's avatar
The blue and red are just perfect! The background patterns are so in sync with regal-ness of the cat!
Blue-Anima's avatar
Gorgeous. I am enchanted by the bold colors... 
AstridBruning's avatar
thankyou, its one of my favourite paintings, it happened accidently.  I had an underpainted canvas in ultramarine blue for another project that didn't work and I was going to overpaint it.  When I put the red on it turned to magic, and my initial idea changed.   .-my-cat-120gif by vafiehya :iconshinyheartplz:
Blue-Anima's avatar
Yes it certainly is magic! I'm glad you were able to pull such beauty out of frustration. 
Teremiao's avatar
awesome piece, the color palette is beautiful! FREE flying hearts Icon 
AstridBruning's avatar
Thankyou very much, it looks even better in reality.  The blue is ultramarine blue which has a beautiful transparent quality that the camera cannot capture. I love cats 01 FREESTUFF by AStoKo
Teremiao's avatar
 Too bad... I know the problem but if it look so beautiful even this way, the original must be gorgeous :heart:
TracieMacVean's avatar
Astrid... this blue is similar to the portrait on my wall. Mmm, blue. :)
AstridBruning's avatar
Yes it is, ultramarine is my favourite blue.  I underpainted in ultramarine, then the red over it when it was dry.  That was the same process with your portrait.  These were canvas's I had prepared years ago for another project that didn't work out.  Sometimes failures can turnout into something wonderful.  :heart:
i-synergy's avatar
The cat is amazing. And the combination of colors too. Great work!
AstridBruning's avatar
thankyou very much :heart:
MsSophieArt's avatar
How did you made this? very mejastetic
AstridBruning's avatar
I combined two images, my cat next door who visits and a beautiful art nouveau design I found. The canvas was underpainted in ultramarine blue oil paint then the red design was painted over that when dry. Pleased you like it, the photo doesnt do it justice. :iconshinyheartplz:
touchofthesoul's avatar
very powerful work!!! Clap
AstridBruning's avatar
thankyou very much Funny Cat FREESTUFF by AStoKo :heart:
TriciaS's avatar
A really dark beauty!!!From the so gorgeous   black cat to the richness of the Art Nouveau it shouts elegance.How lovely it is!!Those eyes are an amazing colour!!!!
I like visiting cats....:nod::DCat by Digithalie :fish:
AstridBruning's avatar
thanks Tricia, the painting looks better in real life, some paintings do not photo well Funny Cat FREESTUFF by AStoKo
TriciaS's avatar
I know!! ....I change my photos colours  and contrast on my windows live photo gallery:iconblackcatplz::D
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:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature!
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thankyou very much Funny Cat FREESTUFF by AStoKo
Crystalheart9's avatar
So elegant and beautiful.  I love the Art Nouveou designs in the background.  I faved this one. :happybounce:
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thankyou very much Funny Cat FREESTUFF by AStoKo
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