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Cherry Valley by arisuonpaa
Cherry Valley
This time I wanted to try a different temperature contrast with warms shadows and cool light. It's something that's common for Hudson River school paintings.

Painted digitally in Corel Painter and ArtRage. Adjustments in Photoshop.

As usual, the WIP steps can be found on my Facebook page:…


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Ari Suonpää
Having lived most of my life in small Finnish towns have given me an opportunity to be inspired by the country's rich nature on a daily basis. Painting and drawing have been my passion since a child. One of my fondest memory from school was a time when we spent an art class outside drawing an old iron works.

Being also an engineer keeps me intrigued by all the digital tools for creating art, but meanwhile I've always enjoyed landscapes by the old masters. This must be the reason why most of my paintings are created using digital tools, but they still look almost identical to my traditional paintings. When not in front of my computer, I like to do studies into my sketchbook, and paint using oils and acrylics. Most popular subjects in my paintings are nature and people, since it's easy to appreciate the beauty in both subjects. Being a fan of fantasy genre, sometimes a dragon or two might also end up into my paintings.

What keeps me painting is the chance to create beauty out of nothing. I like to paint in realistic style, but not just to copy what I see. The feeling of control comes from the ability to combine things you like from several sources, be it something seen outside, or something inside my head.

Winner Announce!

I've just gone through all your comments and gathered every name on a text file. Those who did both steps had their names there twice. For the tech savvy here's how the winner was picked:


wc -l da.txt

     633 da.txt

echo $((RANDOM%633))


cat da.txt | sed '289!d'


So the winner is :iconclassicblue:. Congratulations!

To celebrate a milestone of 18,000 watchers I’m hosting a giveaway for 1,000 points.

Here’s how to enter:

+fav  this journal

AND do one of the steps below:

A) Add a link of this giveaway in your journal.
B) Like my Facebook page or one of the posts there:…

If you do both, your chances will be DOUBLED! 

To participate add a comment on this journal which of the steps you’ve done (A, B, or both) so I know to add your name to the pool once or twice.

I will pick the winner of 1,000 points randomly on February 28th.

Let me also feature some of my paintings on this journal for everyone who’s not familiar with my work:

The Fox and the Crow by arisuonpaa

Journey Through the Frost by arisuonpaa

And Back Again by arisuonpaa


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VVeeDX Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for llama way back. Sorry I haven't been really active then Sweating a little... 
schirmsi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art! It is so detailed and with intense colors ... absolutely beautiful, keep it up! Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
Mattayou Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Thank you for the llama. You're work is awesome!
MimiMiaART Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
your art is amazing!
sbk1234 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Your work is brilliant. Thanks for sharing it.
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