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Sketches from Venice

August 23, 2014

Tomas Honz

Best things in Venice.

August 21, 2014

Tomas Honz

I’ve just returned from a week long trip to Venice and well, I think I saw everyting. :)
So I would like to share with you couple of things that blew my mind most there.
Obviously Palazzo Duccale – middle age architectural marvel and Biblioteca Marciana, another wonderful sight. (both on the photo)


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Santa Maria Della Salute. This is classic – a triumph of barrock architecture. If you stand in front of it you will understand why.


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Tizian’s dark and violent Martyrdom of st. Lawrence …. it’s in Chiesa dei Gesuaty and it seems that most tourist are not aware of it at all. You will have all the time in the world to contemplate this splendid piece there!


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Tintoretto in Madonna dell’Orto. Unbelievable composition. Again, it’s far from main roads so you can have nice quiet moment to enjoy this!


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Bellini in Galleria dell Accademia. Giovanni Bellini was true master of color. You can feel it when you see this with your own eyes in Academia. Other famous altarpiece is in Zaccaria and is at least the same quality.


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Tintorentto and Tizian in Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
Don’t skip this museum. Tintorento decorated it’s walls and ceilings with 66 paintings, inculding his greatest masterpieces! You will also see a wonderful painting by Titian there.


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Oils from Taiwan

June 23, 2014

Tomas Honz

These are oil paintings I brought back from Taiwan.

Sketches from Taiwan 4

May 31, 2014

Tomas Honz

Fourth and not yet last installment of Taiwan sketches. I must say that ink has really become my new favourite medium for sketching both outside and in the studio.

Sketches from Taiwan 3

May 5, 2014

Tomas Honz

Third round of doodles from Taiwan. This time including some more refined oil paintings too.

 

 

Sketches from Taiwan 2

April 19, 2014

Tomas Honz

And second round of doodles from Taiwan.

 

 

Sketches from Taiwan

March 31, 2014

Tomas Honz

First bunch of sketches from Taiwan. It’s just a small selection.

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

February 5, 2014

Tomas Honz

Meditation and art

December 16, 2013

Tomas Honz

I’ve been practicing an amazing thing for past two months – meditation. Originally just for superficial reasons like to improve my concentration and increase my awareness so I could become a better painter. But very quickly I realized, that there is much more to it than that. At the beginning, it just calms your mind, it shuts down those mischievous voices we call thoughts and it makes you slightly more present. Then the awakening comes. And it’s like if someone drew curtains which were closed for all your life. For the first time, you can see the beautiful sunlight. You feel that you got rid of an enormous burden. Anger, jealousy, depressions – all these negative feelings are simply gone. You feel like you are part of the world. You breath it, you become it. There is this warm feeling inside your chest that is ready to spread throughout your whole body whenever you focus on it.
Meditation is simply the best thing I’ve ever done. Both spiritually and practically.

So I’m curious how it will integrate into my life and into my art. For now, I see a tremendous potential. And of course I have to recommend it to everyone.

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Win a free painting again!

November 28, 2013

Tomas Honz

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:

Quite a chance to get a nice Christmas present, isn’t it? Now let’s get sharing.

3 books every art lover should read

November 26, 2013

Tomas Honz

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.

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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.

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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.

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Win a painting!

September 12, 2013

Tomas Honz

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:

Simple, isn’t it? Now let’s get sharing.

Getting small

September 2, 2013

Tomas Honz

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.

Sketches from Taiwan 5

August 12, 2013

Tomas Honz

Last installment of Taiwanese ink sketches. This 4 months long trip was definitely life changing experience. I will share more soon.

Plein air paintings, January & February 2013

March 3, 2013

Tomas Honz

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