View Full Version : Chateau de Montfort

09-06-2017, 10:19 AM
I started this last year sometime. Even though I was trying to relax a bit and be more painterly, it still took forever. Not that I worked on it very regularly, but when I did spend an hour or so on it I didn't seem to get much done.

This was mostly done with Procreate on iPad. I started by printing my reference, which came from the RIL here, and then I started blocking and drawing everything freehand, which I don't normally do. This led to a lot of fixing later. Some things are still a little off.

I almost reverted to old habits by starting to put things on separate layers, but I caught myself. Only three layers were used, one for the sky, one for some trees, and one for everything else. I used the oil paint brush a lot with a little adjusting because it was a little too out of control. After a while I started using the nikko rull brush for the houses.

Near the end I decided I wanted to crop it a bit and moved it to the computer. Cropped, then opened it in Painter to finish it, mainly the foreground trees.

So here it is. Please critique. Do you think it's good enough to upload to Fine Art America considering it's not entirely accurate? I did make some intentional changes on the houses, like putting in windows instead of white boards over them and leaving out some stuff.


09-06-2017, 03:22 PM
I think it looks great! Love the trees

09-07-2017, 02:39 AM
It is a very attractive painting and I am impressed because I have never achieved any think like that using Procreate on an IPad. You certainly seem in full control of their brushes.

09-07-2017, 10:07 AM
Thanks Elaine!

Thanks jow. Sometimes I spend more time trying to find the right brush than painting. lol

09-07-2017, 03:36 PM
It's beautiful! I painted it plein air some years ago.



09-08-2017, 10:01 AM
Lucky you Doug!

09-08-2017, 12:35 PM
Great art work Michelle. :thumbsup:


09-08-2017, 03:32 PM
Michelle, this is fabulous! I love everything about it. POST IT!

09-09-2017, 09:43 AM
Thank you Lucy and Barb.