Posts tagged ‘oil’
November 26, 2013
1) Kevin Macpherson: Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color
If you want to learn how to see, mix and put down accurate colors, buy this book. Kevin Macpherson is a true master of plein air painting, who is not only capable of producing unbelievable artworks, but is also able break down the process of painting into easy to understand and incredibly efficient steps.
2) Ernst H. Gombrich: The Story of Art.
Probably the best introduction to the art history up to date. It offers complex insight into the subject while keeping things simple and understandable. And as a bonus, it’s incredibly pleasant to read.
3) Robert Henri: The Art Spirit
This little gem literally changed my perspective on lot of things. It is about art, it is about life and it is about being a human – always curious, playful and eager to learn. This is one of the books that makes smile on your face every time you open it.
March 3, 2013
December 27, 2012
December 17, 2012
How did I create my latest large painting?
Then I took advantage of my digital painting skills and made a new sketch in photoshop. I picked colors right from the plein air study and created this epic scene depictig last hours of mankind.
The photoshop sketch served well as a map for large studion painting, but I let the painting evolve a bit on it’s own.
If you are familiar with photoshop, don’t be afraid to use it for your advantage!
November 29, 2012
November 9, 2012
October 8, 2012
I strive to keep it simple.
Cadmium red light, Cadmium Yellow pale, Ultramarin Blue, Titanium white, Ironxide black, occasionally Burnt sienna or some darker/cooler red.
Mineral spirits as a solvent.
With little bit of training you will be able to mix any color you want and as a bonus you will get color harmony almost automatically.
And don’t be afraid to use much more color than I do on the photo.
September 1, 2012
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!
August 14, 2012
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?
July 16, 2012
This is the rest of the paintings from June 2012 which I haven’t shared yet.
June 26, 2012
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!
June 19, 2012
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.
June 12, 2012
I made few paintings during my trip to Vysocina, beautiful shire in Czech Republic. I hope you enjoy them!
May 12, 2012
I would like to do three things today:
- To share with you a new painting of storm clouds. I made it in incredible 15 minutes – my best time I guess.
- To invite you all to join my facebook page, where you can regularly check new and special stuff from me. Related to art of course.
- And finally to thank you for visiting this website and for viewing my artwork.
May 10, 2012
I was lucky to spend few days in my beloved corner of Czech Republic – Vysočina. I grew up there and I still have deep feelings for that shire.
These are few pochade paintings done on location. I hope you enjoy them!