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18x26 inch Oil on Canvas

A wild farm cat.

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There are many portraits of cats , as let's face it they make such good subjects to paint.
But this one stands out on it's own, because firstly it's been so beautifully painted with such attention to detail such as the little cobwebs, the rusty bolts and hinge, the superb wire fencing which must have taking you and age to do, secondly the perspective is spot on in every respect, thirdly the colours not only compliment but are echoed throughout the painting, the colours of the door are echoed in the shadows of the cat and in his eyes, the colours of the fur are echoed in the fence and as an added extra clever touch a little bit of the cat's fur is snagged there on the cobweb, curling upwards to draw your eye towards the cat.

All these points make this painting stand apart from other cat portraits I have seen, but the main reason I find this so superb is because it tells a story, it makes you wonder what the cat is doing there on top of this door, is there a dog below, has he spotted a bird down there, we don't know but something has caught his interest, this is why this painting stands apart and hits you right between the eyes.
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1tiptip1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a photo at first
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
:iconsmile--plz:
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Spirit-of-Wolves Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
beautiful.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
thankyou :iconpussycat:
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Spirit-of-Wolves Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
your welcome :) you really like cats, don't you?
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
I certainly do :)
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Blue-Rat-Designs Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really lovely :)
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
thankyou :iconcatdanceplz:
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LadyRhianwriter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
"Whatchu want me to come over there for?!" :meow: Heart Dance! 
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
it was a wild farm cat, and it was not happy about me being there, and couldn't work out what the camera was :icongingercatplz:
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LadyRhianwriter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
:D
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overira Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
thankyou :icongingercatplz:
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johndunstable Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
This is the most realistic mind blowingly amazing picture i have ever scene of a cat. This is AMAZING
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
thankyou very much for your wonderful comment :iconcatdanceplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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silly-redpanda Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. God. That's a painting? O.o Whoa
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Pleased you like it :iconsaaptewt:
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconomgextremeplz: Wonderful painting !
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
thankyou :icongingercatplz::iconorangesparklesplz:
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome and awww what a cute kitty :iconfur13:
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Shays-Ways Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
★ OH MY GOSH. How do you paint so well????? You are so awesome! ★
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
30 years of lots of practice :iconleartistplz: :kitty:
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Shays-Ways Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
THAT'S A LONG TIME. NO OWNDER xD
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TheArtisticTwins Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! This is amazing! :D
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
thanks for the Wow :iconamazedcatplz:
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TheArtisticTwins Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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MadRacer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
It has been probably told before in that wall of comments above...but This one is really amazing!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
thankyou very much,:iconkabecat:
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MadRacer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
You are welcome! :iconcatdanceplz:
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gummykitty-ln Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
thankyou:iconnoodlecat1plz::iconnoodlecat2plz::iconnoodlecat3plz::iconnoodlecat4plz::iconnoodlecat5plz::iconnoodlecat6plz::iconnoodlecat7plz:
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gummykitty-ln Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are super welcome!
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This excellent artwork is featured in my journal. [link]
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rorsdors Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Love hte cat, they are soooo suspicious, great attention to the surrounding detail, especially the cobwebs on the door.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
thanks, it was a great shot and environment, lots of interesting surfaces :icongingercatplz:
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
This is fantastic :strong:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
thanks again for all the wonderful comments :iconflyingheartsplz::icondancekittyplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   General Artist
Always my pleasure :iconheartjumpplz:
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I love this one (and also the goose), Astrid:)
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
thanks again :iconcatdanceplz: :iconflyingheartsplz:
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ealair Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
So beautifully done! I love it!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
thankyou vry much :iconcatdanceplz:
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ealair Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
*purr purr* anytime! :3
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I love this one!....He is obviously wondering who you are....and if he's wild he probably thinks you're up to no good...hence the look:D...It really is the most fabulous scene ....you have caught him in such a beautiful way....and your paintings are always so exquisite!!!:heart:

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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
thankyou very much Tricia, he was a wild one. The painting went to a good home, a major elderly cat lover whom I visited regularly, it had prime position with all her other paintings (she was also a major art lover) :iconcatlovesplz:..:heart:..:)
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
:icondrseussplz:Cat lovers are the best!:D
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
She was in her 90's and all the strays would go to her place. She is no longer around which I find sad for me and the cats. She stayed independent well into her 90s, had an amazing garden (that she maintened herself) with lots of birds, she just told the cats not to touch them (and they listened) :iconpiplupplz:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I can believe you!!!...My friends orientals do as they are told...unless they decide to rebel....and then they shoot off!!
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crimsontearfall Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
KITTY!!! :3
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
:icondancekittyplz:
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