'Courtly Love' Digital Painting Progression by Cristina Schek


We couldn't resist posting about ‘Courtly Love’ the latest series from the Surreal World of Cristina Schek which explore her process of her creation. You’ll be able to enjoy them in all their delightfully intricate detail as a framed Triptych on show at Landmark Art Fair 18-20 October 2019, Stand 73. 👀


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”This digital painting has about 90 layers as it builds depth in colours and textures.

How are digital paintings created?

Using traditional painting techniques such as watercolour, oils, impasto, etc. applied by means of a computer. First of all large blocks of colour are put down with the brush tool. The background may be completed at varying points in the process depending on the painting. In other words, I get to it when I feel like it.

A wider range of colour variations is added using smaller strokes of the brush tool. Smudge and blur are used to blend brushstrokes and diminish graininess. Smallest details are added using texture brushes and final adjustments to colour and contrast are made.” Cristina Schek

Visit Cristina Schek at Landmark Autumn Art Fair (Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN, UK), Stand 73.

Friday 18th October, Private View, 6-8.30 pm
Saturday 19 October, 10am-5 pm
Sunday 20 October, 10am-5 pm