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The Book of all Books- OIL PAINTING by AstridBruning The Book of all Books- OIL PAINTING by AstridBruning
20x30inch, Oil
I borrowed this treasured bible because of the worn pages, its age, illustrations and the strong faith of the owner.. I did a series of drawings and paintings. I wanted to show how precious it is.

The cast shadow from the window frame forms a cross.

Title credit goes to jmonzani who was generous to allow me to apply it to this work. Check his deviation out its powerful, same title of course,

Another version in pencil





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mekhanikru Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
old is gold
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thanks :)
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
:clap: Wonderful!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
thankyou :iconshinyheartplz:
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Phadrae Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
This is AWESOME.
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andersvolker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
At first glance, I had not recognized a cloth of bobbin lace and the pages of a Bible for a painting, rather kept for a photo. I understand a huge work behind this painting.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
thankyou for your lovely comment :icontruesmiles:
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andersvolker Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What is your choice painting exact as you do it, when do you decide which details are not fine and what else can be painted, a general question for many painter?
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I love detail so it is very difficult to know when to stop, I use my instinct to say enough. If an element is distracting from the main subject I do omit or subdue it.
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