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How to paint a small landscape study (video)

February 2, 2015

Tomas Honz

I recorded a demo I did for students during one of my workshops. The topic was painting a small landscape study. This is pretty much how I usually put color on canvas, especially when working in plein air.

The reference was a painting by Caspar David Friedrich. I’ll be glad to hear what you think. Especially if there is anyone interested in more of these videos.

Plein air paintings, January & February 2013

March 3, 2013

Tomas Honz

Paintings of Vysočina from August 2012

September 1, 2012

Tomas Honz

These are paintings from my latest one week long trip to Vysočina – most precious corner of the world to me.

Do you like them? Share your opinion with others and leave a comment bellow!

Paintings from June

July 16, 2012

Tomas Honz

This is the rest of the paintings from June 2012 which I haven’t shared yet.

Oil on canvas paper, 30x45cm

Oil on canvas paper, 22x34cm

Oil on canvas paper, 18x24cm

Oil on canvas paper,34x22cm

Oil on canvas paper,18x24cm

Oil on canvas paper,18x24cm

Oil on canvas paper, 18x24cm,
June 2012

Oil on canvas paper, 28x35cm

Ponds in Bohemia

June 26, 2012

Tomas Honz

I would say that ponds are very significant sign of my country. Wherever you go, you probably soon find one. And the best is that they are so paintable!

Oil on canvas paper, 22x30cm

Oil on canvas paper, 35x48cm

Oil on canvas paper,18x24cm

Oil on canvas paper, 22x30cmI

Forests in Prague. Again.

May 24, 2012

Tomas Honz

I can’t stop it. I’m probably addicted to painting trees. :)

Oil on canvas paper, 18x24cm,
May 2012

Oil on canvas paper, 18x24cm,
May 2012

Oil on canvas paper, 18x24cm,
May 2012

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

Sketches from La Palma

March 23, 2012

Tomas Honz

I was lucky to spend a week on one of the Canary islands called “Isla la verde” and  “Isla la bonita” – Green island and Beautiful island. It was real paradise for hikers. One could discover unspoiled corners of wild nature in the shadows of sleeping volcanos.

Unfortunetely I managed to do only several sketches, because we couldn’t afford to stay on one spot for too long, otherwise we could get stuck in wilderness – walking at night was too risky.

I will soon upload some photos to share this extraordinary place with you.

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.

Mini atmoshpere studies part 3

January 28, 2012

Tomas Honz

Weather finaly changed here in Prague and I had to capture it. So here you go, another pack of mini atmosphere studies. I have over incredible 70 pieces now!

Check out also the first and the second pack of mini atmospheres.

Mini atmoshpere studies part 2

January 12, 2012

Tomas Honz

Here comes second pack of quick studies of atmosphere. To keep it fast and simple I do these using only limited color pallete of yellow, red, blue and white and two filbert brushes n. 8. One for light colors and one for dark.

Check also the photo of my workstation. Small window – big view.  :)

And first half of little atmosphere studies here.

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. :)


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