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April 13, 2015
On Reflection-PAINTING by AstridBruning is an outstanding oil painting that presents gorgeous use of color, exquisite detail and beautifully rendered reflection.
Featured by Agaave
Suggested by stargirl2791
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On Reflection-PAINTING

30 x 30 inch (75 x 75cm) oil on canvas             From miniatures to oversized cats.

Reference courtesy of :iconeselite: a beautiful capture of a cat on a black marble bench.…

WOW, what a lovely surprise, a DD, thanks to  :iconstargirl2791:for the suggestion and :iconagaave: for the feature

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Kindly featured by :iconnnoijen: Apr 2015... Feature #4I love to show people who watch me some nice art! so here are aprils features!
This first one is really amazing! I love this artist and the style. go check out all her art!


Needle felted Siberian Husky by WoolArtToysNeedle felted Yorkshire Terrier toy by WoolArtToys
Watching by Ryoo-09Don't come so close.. by Ryoo-09Trio- KonsTiKoru by Ryoo-09
On Reflection-PAINTING by AstridBruning Never Alone - OIL PAINTING by AstridBruning aah-it's been raining! - PAINTING (updated) by AstridBruning
Kisses by TammyPhotography Early birds by TammyPhotography Little one by TammyPhotography
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Comm: Cale by airibbon Madness by Cora-Tiana Triad by XRlS Albatros by sanderus What makes you come back by AliceYuric Warlock by ShahabAlizadeh Head of a Child 18 (Mollie) by gottfriedhelnwein Defender of the Faithful by RhysGriffiths Simikiel, Angel of Vengeance by PeteMohrbacher Miss You by Lolita-Artz Forgotten autumn by Zero1510 Carl by shadothezombie Lady Arthas by Gwendolyn1 The Little Rabbits by Alena-Koshkar Halloween Love by Fuacka Fantasy Style 03 by systw Birds by Tohad Swamp Witch by debNise eggHDR1636 by The-Egg Arachne by Matija5850 Back To The Light by soys :thumb527242

kindly featured by :iconleonsfimreviews: April 2015... Feature Of The WeekThere will be more photos next week.

Forest 12 by LillianEvill
On Reflection-PAINTING by AstridBruning
Movies I Watched / Books I Have Read This Week

Series: Mushishi Season 1 and 2 (one of my most favorite animes)
Books: ASOIAF 5, Revival
Music Of The Week

kindly featured by :iconstelari: Apr 2015... April 2015 Traditional Art DD Round-up:iconstelari: Features by STelari
Above the Seas by smolenskayaCommission: Jahi by AsfahaniCouvre-feu by KafkamiBeaktande en ros by SandraHultsvedFantasy Illustration - Pan and the Lost Fairy by JoshuaTufts3-3 by t-a-t-k-aOoak Beast of white and blue by mangakasanRather Crowded by YainderidooThe Years of Youth by EKukanovaForest light by spacerootSince the Return from Her Stay on the Moon by katrinapallonCome to the masquerade by Chuchy5Nihilistic impression by KON085Cosmic Voyage by SKMOONTo you on the wings of the night by lizarayWoman in red by wicked-vladMoon kite by EbineylandThe Napoleonic chased by the Venetian patriots. by GT-IllustratorThe Sleepless Night by CaitlinHackettMeeting a Robin by MiaTheHawk
:iconagaave: Features by Agaave
An Autumn Afternoon by eddiecalzHidden Beauty in the lilys Chalk by charfade[ The language of flowers ' eternity' ] by doming92Warmth in the Cold by rainbowtseInterbloom - Silk Rain (hi-res) by mainloopOld Car by Leonid Afremov by LeonidafremovHope by LiezelvdLWRATH by Art0fprincessmStep by Step by JohnPatienceat sea by LuckytenJewelled Swan by KaelyceaJulietta : Commission for Kaewsricha by sherrae78On Reflection-PAINTING by AstridBruningThe Frog Prince's request by BohemianWeaselFloat away by SaraEssDinner Party etching + dry point by MillerTanyaCoveting Wings by tonjasellVodyanoy by mivinkaDragon Chase by Nicolas-DemareFireflies by Kaos-NestWhite Wagtail by JennyMoedKorpelaunfocus by carolinesealesDressage Horse Damon Hill NRW by AtelierArendsWalkers by Xandyclause'Til the Forest Met the Sea by mmmeghSteel moon by voitvValletta Rooftop by Micko-vic:thumb52121

Kindly featured by :iconambr0: Apr 2015... Some Traditional Wizards #11 + How to TrainI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them! ;P

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Spider-Man 2 by smlshinYulia Colour Pencil Portrait by Pevansy
 and :iconmouselemur:  Aug 2015... My Daily Deviations Highlights
The latest Community Volunteer project is focused on showing our appreciation for the Daily Deviations given by our great community every day :heart:
All you have to do, is collect your favorites in a journal called "My Daily Deviations Highlights" and use the tag #ddhighlights :la:
Do feel free to create your very own - we each have different tastes so each participant could create an entirely different Feature. Thanks to Andorada for tagging us; we had loads of fun!
Though it's supposed to be recent DDs, we have both recent and older ones; the oldest being handed out in 2005. It's possible the deviations themselves might be older, though.

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Thankyou for allllllll the :+fav:ssssss

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Focal Length
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Date Taken
Apr 6, 2015, 9:54:55 AM
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yaalsh's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

At first glance your work really popped out on the Daily Deviations page, thus I felt as if I must take a more in depth look.

This drawing gives me a calm stressed feeling and I'll try ro explain what I mean.
Imagine as if you are sitting calm at a quiet place but for an unknown reason your breaths are quite shallow and rapid. I am aware that it probably nonsense to you but I tried. moreover I really enjoy the blue-orange clouds in the background.

The pose of the cat and his reflection are marvelous, I couldn't find the picture(if you used one). In addition I love the fact that the reflection is not an exect copy of the cat.

I really love this piece, but the upper right corner looks a bit not finished it's less blended with the rest of the clouds.
AstridBruning's avatar
thankyou very much for your constructive critique. I am please it evokes mixed emotions.CAt 78 by eselite  this is the reference photo which deserves all the credit.

thanks again for taking the time to crit.
acreativeitch's avatar
Glad I found your work after all this time I hate when I miss perusing a exceptional gallery filled with exceptional work, you know like your's.I think I've fainted. :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
ValeriyaSegal's avatar
FurkanHolmes's avatar
it's a really great work !!! :clap: 
Dagger-13's avatar
Wow, wow, WOW! :wow: Stunning!
Andulino's avatar
Excellent work, I love it! Congratulation ;)
ScribalWriter's avatar
The texture and colours and details are all so beautiful. Amazing creation! :heart:
AstridBruning's avatar
Thankyou very much, but the real credit belongs to the photographer who gave me permission to use his wonderful photo as reference :iconeselite: Charlie  Lovely Kitty by KmyGraphic
ScribalWriter's avatar
Thanks for the link! He takes amazing and adorable photos.
Wulff-Arts's avatar
Beautiful! You really know how to use your colors!:) (Smile) 
AstridBruning's avatar
thankyou very much, over 30 years of practice helps but I am still learning :iconleartistplz: 
Wulff-Arts's avatar
I've also have had over 30 yrs of practice but there is always more to learn!
AstridBruning's avatar
That's right, that is why we keep painting, it is a continual challenge.
sparrowsong83's avatar
AstridBruning's avatar
thankyou very much :iconwalkingcatplz::heart:
Windsong-Cat's avatar
Beautiful. I like how you didn't pick a traditionally "cute" cat, it makes for an interesting picture.
AstridBruning's avatar
Thankyou very much, I agree it was a great reference shot. :heart:
Mirnar88's avatar
Is it a paint? :) Looks so realistic ! Just like a photo. Thank you very much for this pic.
AstridBruning's avatar
thankyou for your kind words and yes it is a painting :heart:
strinesfinelines's avatar
This is exceptional, bravo PERRRRFECT texture on the fur from nose,ears ,to shoulder love the light on,through the ears,excellent per portions. fav
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thankyou for your wonderful comment :iconshinyheartplz:
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