Posts tagged ‘prague’
March 3, 2013
February 4, 2013
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.
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!
May 8, 2012
These paintings are not exactly new (both about a month old), but I haven’t taken proper shots of them until a week ago.
April 28, 2012
Nature undergoes significant change in this time of year in Prague. Suddenly, often during single week, many trees cover themselfs in green coats of fresh leaves. That intense color transformation cries for capturing. I hope you will enjoy these week old plein air paintings.
April 11, 2012
April 7, 2012
These are two moderately big oil paintings of a forest not far from my house.
Painting of such subject is quite challenging, because one has to arrange many similar tree trunks into coherent but lively design and maintain that feeling of “forest full of same trees everywhere around” at the same time.
I hope you will enjoy the outcome guys, even though I’m not fully satisfied. Well, will I ever be?
April 5, 2012
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?
April 3, 2012
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.
March 31, 2012
Three small oil paintings done in plein air during last month.
Edmund Gosse said about John Singer Sargent: “His object was to aquire the habit of reproducing precisely whatever met his vision without the slightest “arrangment” of detail, the painter’s business being not to pick and choose, but to render the effect before him, whatever it may be.“
I should adopt this goal too. Or at least I should not be too picky about my subjects.
March 6, 2012
“Jakub Schikaneder was a Czech artist known for creating an atmosphere of melancholy. In his paintings a figure is often seen walking alone in winter in the old section of Prague. In the painting, edges are softened and surfaces are understated. The dusk light seems to be fading, suggesting the transience of human life.” Wrote James Gurney on his fantastic blog.
Check out some of his wonderful paintings. Chances are that you will like them, even if you’ve never heard him.
I also recommend this video on youtube.
January 28, 2012
January 20, 2012
I get fascinated by night over and over. Sometimes, despite wind and cold, I go out, holding a sketchbook and doodling incredible shapes of shadows and glaring lights.
This work was done in the studio. But with help of many direct studies you might have seen in my older posts. It pretty much captures what I see when I look out of my window.
December 15, 2011
December 4, 2011
Today, I’d like to share with you several pastels I did about two weeks ago. I strive to capture atmosphere every time I create something and this time was no different. I painted only air (as I saw it) and light. No ground, no trees, no buildings – just pure atmosphere. I also get fascinated over and over by that glow around street lamps when there is a fog outside. I always feel like if there was something behind the fog and that something was far beyond understanding.
Pastel is a great technique for this kind of stuff btw. It allows me to create beautiful and very soft color transitions only with my palms.