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This is what I see when I look out of my small window.

February 5, 2014

Tomas Honz

Plein air paintings, January & February 2013

March 3, 2013

Tomas Honz

The Black End – process

February 4, 2013

Tomas Honz

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.

The Black End

The Black End

Tomas Honz - tutorial

Waiting for the End – process explained

December 17, 2012

Tomas Honz

Waiting for the End

Waiting for the End

How did I create my latest large painting?

First, I took a plein air study with appropriate color harmonies. At this stage I already had pretty clear idea of what I wanted.

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.

Waiting for the End

If you are familiar with photoshop, don’t be afraid to use it for your advantage!


May 8, 2012

Tomas Honz

These paintings are not exactly new (both about a month old), but I haven’t taken proper shots of them until a week ago.

Oil on canvas paper, 30x40cm,
April 2011

Oil on canvas paper, 40x35cm,
April 2012

Green is knocking on the door

April 28, 2012

Tomas Honz

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.


Studies from a Park

April 11, 2012

Tomas Honz

These two small pochade paintings were done on a location near of my place on All Fools Day. That day was expceptionaly sunny here in Prague.

Forest in Prague

April 7, 2012

Tomas Honz

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?

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?

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. :)

Spring studies

March 31, 2012

Tomas Honz

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.

Jakub Schikaneder

March 6, 2012

Tomas Honz

“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.


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.

Prague at night – large oil painting.

January 20, 2012

Tomas Honz

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.


Tempera to digital

December 15, 2011

Tomas Honz

This is what it might look like when I take a traditional painting and give it more detail with my tablet. What do you think? You might also be interested in the five-step process I included!


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