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Night Life-Rome, Oil Painting by AstridBruning Night Life-Rome, Oil Painting by AstridBruning
12 x 16 " Oil on canvas

Part of a series of rainy night paintings of the streets of Rome.

Experimenting in a more painterly method.

In current "Bella Italia" Exhibition.
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EZFRESH Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very cool! i dig this style of yours... a loose realism
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
thankyou, its not my normal style, I had just been to a an impressiontist painters workshop, and I thought I'd try out what I had learned. This style hasnt received much positive feedback, so thankyou for yours. :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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Rus-Lev Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
real good;
especially the water reflection;
and the fact that its rome
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
thankyou, I loved visiting Rome :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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AStrangeJourney Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Incredibly life-like and beautiful! Great job!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
thankyou very much for your wonderful comment :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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devonhants Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
thankyou:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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TomOliverArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
thankyou :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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TomOliverArt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Thankyou :heart:
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periwinklepaints Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
oooh I like this! I love the "painterly" method! Wonderful work!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Thankyou, "painterly" is quite a challenge for me ( super realist) :iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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duytter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You inspired me a lot, your paintings of Roma are just marvelous, beautiful
night life here... :hug: :hug: bravo :rose:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I am pleased, I look forward to your interpretation of the night life.These smaller works are more painterly than most of my other work. It was about the atmosphere not the detail. :painter:
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duytter Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes i saw that and it's why it's very good, you only paint an effect and the atmophere of night is perfect ;)
Sometimes i like to paint more little size to be more spontaneous, sketch style ;) like one of my last paintings on wood panel "Les Quais de Seine"
If one day you go to France i will be happy to meet you and visit Paris together with my crazy wife Christelle haha ;) North of France is beautiful too, Lille is a city with Flemish architecture and it's my city, the city where i was born :heart: It's near Brussels, AMsterdam, London, Paris...great!!!
Take care Astrid :rose:
Daniel
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
My parents are Dutch and I have relatives in Belguim and Holland who I have never meet so you never know I might be in the area one day. I have a cousin who has a holiday place in the south of France.

Sounds like you and your family are in a wonderful place.

Keep up the good work and may you always be inspired.
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duytter Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hallo mijn lieve vriend ;)
Yes, France is very beautiful like all old European countries, with
old culture and architecture, very interesting.
The south of France is warmer and very beautiful, with montains, blue sea etc...
your cousin is very lucky to have a place here.
The north of France where i live is colder and flat like Belgium or Netherland, we have
beautiful parks and place like this [link] looks like Ireland,
or here near the sea [link]
even if our north country is the most industrial of France, with the rain it's very green.
But i love the strange atmosphere and marvelous skies here, people are very warm
and love to make feast :beer: This is the country of thousand very good beers.
The flemish architecture, Beffrois [link] and gothic Cathedrales are impressive.
I can understand how you are in hurry to visit your family, your anscestors here,
it's very important to know our past.
My ancestors was Dutch too, you can see that with my name :D and my
father had family in Belguium too.
I am also Spanish with the ancestors of my mother...hahaha incredible Europ.
Have a very good week end :rose: :rose: :sun:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Merci bouquet(thankyou very much?) for this wonderful reply with all the links. J'adore (I love?) gothic architecture so I am sure I would be inspired. Australia is only 200 years old so we dont have the history. We do have lots of space, clean air, sunshine and easy going people.

I love travelling but I am always pleased to get back to my own bed and my beautiful cats.(chat)

Adieu ( I think I have spelt it right, I did french for 4 years at school but that feels like a 100 years ago now)

NB. Your english is very good.
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duytter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you very much is "Merci beaucoup" you wrote "bouquet"
it's like in englgish a bouquet of flower, bunch of flowers.... :D
and "Adieu" in french is to say "good bye for ever, i will never see
and can speak with you :D
LOL
Thank you very much for your french speaking, i learn english at shcool
and i was very bad, i learnt more since i am on Deviantart, everybody speak english.
J'espère que tu auras bientôt l'occasion de visiter la vieille Europe,
i hope that you will can have the opportunity to visit the old Europ soon ;)
Yes Australia is younger but it's also a marvelous country with a lot
of space and a big different weather from north and south, east and west,
it's very big.
Good sunday...oups...good evening for you ;)
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I'll start practicing my french on DA, it must look very funny, I will have to go back to my old memory bank, hope I backed it up. :granny:
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jackburton86 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Excellent. I particularly like the impression of background activity in this one.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Thankyou, keeping it an impression was the challenge. :)
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rorsdors Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
You have great handling of the paint.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
thankyou, this one fell off the brush in a few hours. I did a workshop with an impressionist painter who only used 1" brush's on 8x10" panels. It was amazing what he could do with a large brush on a small format. So this was my first attempt trying that technique. These 12 x16" paintings were only going to be studies for larger paintings but they work on this scale. I did a 24x30"night painting but it lost its power, I am still trying to work out why a small 12x16 can have more impact. :confused:
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rorsdors Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I suppose it's the size of the brush strokes really making a statement, maybe you need a really, really big brush for a larger painting, a mop perhaps;)!Like the colour contrast in this.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I agree with you, the size of the brush gives the gestural mark, and I should use a lot larger brush for larger work to get a similar effect. Another challenge. (2-4" house painting brush - scary :iconscaredplz:)

Thanks for your comment
:)
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rorsdors Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
My god is there no stopping you!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I haven't used a brush that size yet, can you imagine the amount of paint I would have to put on the pallette. It's still only a thought.
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rorsdors Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
You be using a lot of paint, imagine the clean up later!!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Yes, I think I'll keeping experimenting on a small scale.:D
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmmm... Rainy nights. :D

I really like the style, here. The colours are applied to brilliant effect and the atmosphere is greatly portrayed as well, I feel.

Fantastic composition, all in all. :nod:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
thankyou once again for a wonderful reponse, I am pleased you like the style. I have gone completely out of my comfort zone by using a more painterly/impressionistic style, but I think it helped capture the atmosphere that I felt and saw. :painter: :)
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's good to experiment and such.. it also proves that you are a great artist all round. :D
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j0rosa Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
reminded me of those narrow old streets in Europe, lovely :love:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
thankyou for your comment, the street was full of architectural history plus elements of contemporary life. :iconthankyouplz:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I love the blue...again:)....and the shimmery light!It does look soooo beautifully wet!:D

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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
thanks for the comment, I must be going through a blue period, as blue has been emerging a lot, I think its a substitute for grey or black. It was the reflective light into wet surfaces that appealed to me. :iconwet:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Iwas looking at an art magazine and it had an article about blue,,,and I realised how much I loved blue shades!!!:iconwet::


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Wulff-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the colors!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
thankyou :iconthankyouplz:

I dont usually use pure colour so this was pushing my boundaries, so I am pleased that you like the colour :pleased:
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Rosaliziosa Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
beautiful! this really captures that laid back atmosphere that surrounds rome, my home town :love:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Thankyou for your comment. I was there last year and I loved it. Australia hasn't got the history that you have. Every time I turned around there was art every where, either in the architecture, the statues, the fountains, the street lamps, I could go on for ever. The Uffizi in Florence was amazing, I came back very inspired. You have a beautiful country! :iconbellaplz:
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GOTYCKI Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC WORK!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
thankyou :)
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