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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!

Spruce forests

August 14, 2012

Tomas Honz

Subject of forest interiors have always been one of my favourite and one of the most difficult at the same time. It can be quite a challenge to organize that visual chaos into a readable statement. But hey, what artist would I be if I didn’t try to capture those serene feelings which pine forests offer?

What do you think. Are these paintings success?

Forest 1

Forest 2

Green forest

Morning light in a forest

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

Morning light

June 19, 2012

Tomas Honz

Three brand new paintings for you today! I finnaly increased size of my canvases by a bit and I must admit that working larger is even more exciting.

Oil on canvas paper, 30x45cm,
June 2012

Oil on canvas paper, 35x44cm,
June 2012

Oil on canvas paper, 44x30cm,
June 2012

Cloudy weekend in Bohemia

June 12, 2012

Tomas Honz

I made few paintings during my trip to Vysocina, beautiful shire in Czech Republic. I hope you enjoy them!

Last paintings before annual exams

June 8, 2012

Tomas Honz

Soon I will be having annual exams. That means showcasing and defending all my work from past year.

And these paintings are the last I managed to paint in time to be included. I’m curious what the jury will say, because not many painters work in plein-air here. We are rare kind in Czech Republic. :)


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

Let’s learn some technique – Sargent

April 9, 2012

Tomas Honz

John Singer Sargent is one of the best examples of artist with clear ability to simplifi without loss of realism.

Bruce Mcavoy, in his brilliant article, describes Sargent’s unique focus: “…identifying by the accumulation of single brushstrokes the minimal arrangement of signs necessary to produce a completely convincing reality.”

And what is the best to way to obtain an ability of an artist you admire? To copy his works. Following image is not precise copy of Sargent’s painting: Golden sail. But rather an attempt to learn his brilliant technique.

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

Oils from March

April 3, 2012

Tomas Honz

These are oil paintings I did about two weeks ago. I’m not entirely happy with them, but I wanted to share them anyway. To keep record of my progres. :)

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.

February 2012 field studies

March 8, 2012

Tomas Honz

I would like to share with you today few plein air paintings I did during February. Let me know what you think of them.

Btw: Few days ago, this site of mine reached 10 000 views! Thank you guys for support.


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.

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