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Ferals in Tangier by AstridBruning Ferals in Tangier by AstridBruning
20 x 30 inch Oil on aluminium

Experiment using a sheet of aluminium metal as the surface to paint on. Used lots of methods to distress the surface and used a more painterly manner to portray these cats that were on the run in Tangier, Morocco.

The aluminium is interesting to work on, I could just wipe off the paint without leaving any residue.

another view showing how the image changes due to reflective properties of the aluminium




Kindly featured by :iconvasodelirium: Feb 2013...[link]
Kindly featured by :iconsurrealistic-gloom: in a beautiful cat feature Feb 2013....[link]
Kindly featured Best of Jan 2013 :iconunframed-nature:...[link]





Another work on aluminium

Cat Fan....


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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful! :clap:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
thanks again :iconwalkingcatplz: :iconwalkingcatplz: :iconwalkingcatplz:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Featured here: [link] . :iconfur13: :heart:
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
hi!
your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind
have a great day!
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
thankyou :iconcatdanceplz:
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome Astrid.
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tychesecho Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
This is amazing! I love how you've captured them so perfectly with so few brush strokes. It's gorgeous!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
thankyou very much, I was happy with this, its not very often I can do a successful painting with only a few brushstrokes, I am pleased you like it. :iconwalkingcatplz:
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Ricchin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's no lineart, but the cats looks so clear. I'm positively astonished O.o Beautiful! I'm charmed by this work.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
thankyou for your wonderful comment, I am happy with this work, it just fell off the brush and is so different to my detailed work. Just one of those lucky days. :painter::iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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Ricchin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, definitely. :)
And for the first time I've seen something painted on a sheet of metal. Fascinating.
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KanatSanat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
beautiful dynamic to this piece :)
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
thankyou :iconannissina:
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Rinkle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
How very cool!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
thankyou :iconannissina:
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hannahlily Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what a fun surface, the result is beautiful! :)
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
thankyou :iconannissina: and thanks for the :+fav::iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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GreyWalker7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Perfectly captured.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
thankyou :iconannissina:
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HeavenMGN Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... that's amazing. Never thought of anyone painting on aluminum. Genius. :)
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
thanks for the Wow, but I have seen other works done on aluminium ( photorealists often use it) so I thought I would try it but in a different manner by leaving a lot of the metal showing. :iconfrostymorningbliss::iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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cality Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your brush strokes here are so lovely. You've captured the playfulness of the cats really well. :nod:

The way the light bounces of the aluminium is fascinating.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
thankyou very much, to leave the brushstrokes and not blend was the challenge and I was happy with the end result.:iconannissina:
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cality Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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Prayselove Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the expressiveness in the mark making and the implied movement it creates.. you captured them so well..
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
thankyou, thats what I was aiming for and for once it worked :iconannissina:
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Prayselove Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
:D
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Maarel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh!It's wonderful work :hug: I like your style
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
thankyou :iconannissina:
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mykyo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i love how the cats look so lively ! the movement looks great *o*
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cinface Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this! The anatomy is perfect, and the brush strokes give the picture real meaning!!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
thankyou for your great comment, my love of cats helps get the anatomy correct :iconannissina:
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on-a-friday Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
this is gorgeous :)
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The-Purple-Chii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Neat
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SaellekStar Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! Looks like something you'd find in a fine arts museum :)
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
what a wonderful compliment :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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GeshaR Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You've captured the movement and even the expressions of those cats with a few brushstrokes... Unbelievable! We have the same type of semi-wild streetcats here (in Israel), and this scene looks so familiar! :love:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
thankyou for your wonderful comment. I am happy with this work as I usually work very slowly and detailed so it took a lot of effort to leave it alone. There were a lot of cats in the streets of Morocco so I have lots of photos. I will have to go to Israel and start a series of cats around the world. :iconannissina:
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GeshaR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This work is still detailed, that's what I found so fascinating about it.
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felineattraction Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have allways loved ur cat paintings astrid as we own one of ur cat paintings :P nice work
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Swiftclaw0213 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very nice!
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3000
Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 23, 2011, 11:30:07 AM
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ACD Systems Digital Imaging
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