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Finally finished: Road to Cavalry

August 18, 2015

Tomas Honz

Painting inspired by a trip to Lanyu, small tropical island near the cost of Taiwan.


Oil on canvas, 150x85cm, April 2015

Oil on canvas, 150x85cm, April 2015

Finally finished: Yangminshan

June 23, 2015

Tomas Honz

This was the view from my dormitory while I was studying art in Taipei.


Oil on canvas, 150x85cm, April 2015

And the original sketch for it.

Clouds and mountains

Plein air sketch, Oil on canvas. 38x28cm, May 2014

Finally finished: After Dusk

June 1, 2015

Tomas Honz

After dusk. Oil on canvas, 180x100cm, April 2015
Finished and ready for the graduation show.

After Dusk_Tomas Honz

Finally finished: Into nowhere

May 15, 2015

Tomas Honz

Finnaly finished. Oil on canvas. 150x80cm. March 2015


Twilight in the Cemetery

March 19, 2015

Tomas Honz

How to paint that mysterious time between day and night? Cameras are unable to capture it nor did I see many artworks that would manage to do it. Shapes dissolve, colors shift, everything changes so quickly at that time. I think figuring this out shall be my long term goal.

Twilight in the Cemetery

Twilight in the Cemetery – Sketch. Oil on canvas, 60x35cm, March 2015



Into Darkness – insight into the painting process

October 10, 2014

Tomas Honz

Enjoy some insight into what had to be done to finish this painting.

I was always captivated by the absorbing darkness of dense pine forest. When you stand on the right spot, it almost feels like it is going to devour you. I wanted to paint that thing. And this summer, I finally got around to do that. Bellow is a moderate size oil study. I also took lot of photos for aid.

Into dakness - plein air sketch


The idea I had in mind was little bit different though. So I did what I always do when I want to do some deep exploration – digital painting. This was the sketch that I decided to go with.

Into darkness - digital sketch


And this image is a snapshot of what I painted after the first session. My goal is always to fill the canvas as soon as possible, this was also the case.

Into darkness - painting in progress


And the final painting. Executed in oils on 150x100cm canvas. You can see that I made some further changes in composition along the way.

Into darkness


The Black End – process

February 4, 2013

Tomas Honz

Hey guys. I hope you like one of my latest paintings called “The Black End”. I wanted to let you see a bit of how I work ,so I made a simple three step process picture for you. I believe it shows quite well how I work and more importantly how I use digital painting as a creative tool to find the optimal composition.

The Black End

The Black End

Tomas Honz - tutorial

A brook in Prague

April 5, 2012

Tomas Honz

This is a studio painting I did three weeks ago. I used a plein-air study as a starting point, but at some point, I took a new direction and let the painting evolve on it’s own. Do you like it?

Oil on board, around 50*60cm,
March 2012

Traditional and digital technique in symbiosis? – Process

February 27, 2012

Tomas Honz

Hey guys,

I’ve received few questions regarding the latest pack of pictures. “Where is the border between original and digital painting?” Was one of the frequent questions. And here is the image which explains it quite simply. On the left are original tempera paintings, on the right photoshop overpaints. Main purpose of this digital post-process was to emphasize important qualities of each image. You can clearly see that both aspects, traditional and digital, are equaly important.

People also ask why don’t I just paint them from start to finish. The answer is simple. It would never look like this if I just painted it. If I want to keep this specific visual, I have to do it this way.

Thank you guys for looking, I’m very greatful I can share my stuff with you.

Traditional and digital technique in symbiosis? Part 2

February 24, 2012

Tomas Honz

As I promised in earlier post, here comes a second pack of new pictures from my factory.

The process of their creation was following: I painted a quick and energetic sketch with tempera. Then I scanned it. And in the end, I did some overpainting in photoshop.

See? It really is a symbiosis of old and new craft.


Traditional and digital technique in symbiosis?

February 23, 2012

Tomas Honz

I’ve just finished first bunch of new artworks. This time, I seriously took tempera paintings and tweaked them in photoshop while trying to maintain original idea. But what now? Print them on canvas and do oil overpaint on same areas? Or leave them as they are?

More stuff of this kind is coming anyway guys. I will be hoping in your comments.

A portrait of grandpa and a still-life

December 29, 2011

Tomas Honz

The painting of my grandfather was a christmas gift for my mum. Well, it’s far from perfect but the effort also counts, at least this time. :)


Time of tempera

December 11, 2011

Tomas Honz

Like many others, I’ve always been treating egg tempera like something inferior, especially to oil – the technique of masters. But last week, I discovered how wrong I was. In right hands, it’s as powerfull as anything else.

Chek out for yourself what I created when I was mindlessly doodling. Mindless doodling is incredible by the way – you do the subjects you like in a way you like – no thinking, just spontaneous painting.



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