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Kastelholm Castle by arisuonpaa Kastelholm Castle by arisuonpaa
This is based on a photo I took two years ago when visiting Kastelholm Castle in Åland. It was a beautiful morning that day, and this painting tries to bring that same mood alive. As usual I was aiming for a look of a traditional painting. Hope you like it!
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wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
You're telling me that this is NOT a real traditional painting?! If that's the case, then I must first congratulate you on getting the style down perfectly; I can see the small spots of color and the gentle brushstrokes, and the fact that they are in fact not real just sounds weird to me. 

In terms of color, I think you've picked a lot of warm earthy colors that complement each other very well. I am aware that this depicts a real place here in Sweden, but you've managed to give it all an aura of mystique that makes it seem like it's a place somewhere else, in a different time period, or even a different reality all together. Since I live here in Sweden, I did not immediately feel at home when I saw this, which left me very surprised when I found out this was in a country I live in. 

The lighting and shading are also wonderful; the warm light combined with the cool shadows really gives a lot of depth to the environment, and the water surface is just gorgeous to look at. I think I'm actually in love with this place.

So, I think you've done an excellent job, and looking through your gallery, I can tell you've got a lot of talent! Keep up the good work! 
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arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Thanks for your thoughtful reply! I've been experimenting a lot to bring the appeal of traditional painting to digital world. Sounds like I'm on a right path :).

Btw. Åland is part of Finland although the island is closer to Stockholm than Turku.
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JH-Kael Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
damn, the values are amazing. This was very nicely done.
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arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Thank you :)
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arianja Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
Looks amazing
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Saffireprowler Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Cool, this is reminiscent of impressionist paintings.
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Student General Artist
I like the serene atmosphere. The shading and perspective is nice too.
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Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work! :heart: 
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KokoKiero Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
I really like the soft reflection in the water and how the deeper red-brown of the path stands out so sharply in contrast with the yellow-green grass.
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TenshiHoshino Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Landscape. Love the colours and rustic feeling. :)
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LastMinuteDotCom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
Wow! This is amazing. You've captured Ã…lands beauty very well
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