Posts tagged ‘oil’
October 10, 2014
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.
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.
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.
And the final painting. Executed in oils on 150x100cm canvas. You can see that I made some further changes in composition along the way.
June 23, 2014
These are oil paintings I brought back from Taiwan.
May 5, 2014
Third round of doodles from Taiwan. This time including some more refined oil paintings too.
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.