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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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Alejandro10000 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Its good
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! 
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.
JH-Kael Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
damn, the values are amazing. This was very nicely done.
arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Thank you :)
arianja Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
Looks amazing
Saffireprowler Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Cool, this is reminiscent of impressionist paintings.
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I like the serene atmosphere. The shading and perspective is nice too.
Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work! :heart: 
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.
TenshiHoshino Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Landscape. Love the colours and rustic feeling. :)
LastMinuteDotCom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
Wow! This is amazing. You've captured Ã…lands beauty very well
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April 5, 2018
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