Posts tagged ‘tomas honz’
November 28, 2013
Time for a competition again! The winner will be free to choose one of the six paintings bellow (yes, these are original artworks) which will be shipped to him for NO FEE anywhere around the world.
Do the following to enter:
- Like my facebook page first.
- Share a link to my facebook page publicly on your wall and add few nice words about my art to it. I have to be able to check it.
- Leave a comment with a link to your facebook wall on my facebook page under the relevant post.
- I’ll be picking a winner at random on Friday, December 6.
Quite a chance to get a nice Christmas present, isn’t it? Now let’s get sharing.
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.
September 12, 2013
Time for a little competition to make someone happy! The winner will be able to choose one of the five paintings bellow (yes, those are all original artworks from in plein air) which will be shipped to him for NO FEE anywhere in the world.
Do the following to enter:
- Like my facebook page first if you don’t already.
- Share a link to my facebook page publicly on your wall and add few nice words about my art to it. I have to be able to see it.
- Leave a comment with a link to your facebook wall either under this post here or on my facebook page under the relevant post.
- I’ll be picking a winner at random on Monday, September 16.
Simple, isn’t it? Now let’s get sharing.
September 2, 2013
Working small has many advantages, the first of which is speed. Since time is a crucial factor for many scenes, doing small paintings is sometimes the only way to capture fleeting moments.
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.
January 14, 2013
This is what I’ve been up to – a big collection of nocturnes, paintings of night. I do believe that this extensive exploration of night, with all it’s colors and emotions, might be something which has not been done yet. Or at least not in a large scale.
These are small plein air studies – the first step… I hope you will enjoy them, because there is more to come. :)
December 27, 2012
December 23, 2012
November 29, 2012
November 9, 2012
November 4, 2012
- Keep your curiosity fresh. Be like a child, full of wonder and joy. Always carry a sketchbook or at least a small camera and capture the world around.
- Travel. Get abroad, see the light and everything that is to be seen.
- Get rid of preconvictions. This one is tough but pays off.
- See some culture. Visit an exhibition, an opening or a museum at least once a week.
- Live healthy. Eat well, move your body regularly. How can you create something beautiful when you are not feeling good?
- Know art history. All of it.
- Meet people. And get to know them. Not only that interacting with others is satisfying but it can also be very beneficial.
- Challenge yourself. Try new things. Change medium once in a while. Playing it safe is artistic death.
- Listen to what others have to say. But don’t let them discourage you.
- Take risks. Often the most difficult path is the right path.
October 29, 2012
October 24, 2012
My art school teacher used to make me do 15-20 sketches a week. To see that I was thinking he used to say. Now I know what he meant. We, artists, must always think about art. We must see it behind every corner, we must constantly analyze world around and learn to understand it, because ultimately, nature is the source of our inspiration.
So remember this: Have your sketchbook always ready. Make notes, capture whatever catches your eye, sketch even things you don’t like. You never know which of your doodles might become useful later. Even the most simple sketch is great, because once you’ve done it, you will always remember that little thing you captured.
I recommend use of the cheapest tools available. If you use a sketchbook that is special and precious, you may be constrained because you don’t want to make ugly pictures. But sketching isn’t about beauty. You must sketch freely, without restrains and without worrying about the result.
Markers are the way to go. They are bold, quick and force you to simplify.
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.