Posts tagged ‘tomas honz’
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.
August 23, 2014
August 21, 2014
June 23, 2014
These are oil paintings I brought back from Taiwan.
May 31, 2014
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.
May 5, 2014
Third round of doodles from Taiwan. This time including some more refined oil paintings too.
April 19, 2014
And second round of doodles from Taiwan.
March 31, 2014
First bunch of sketches from Taiwan. It’s just a small selection.
February 5, 2014
December 16, 2013
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.
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.
August 12, 2013
Last installment of Taiwanese ink sketches. This 4 months long trip was definitely life changing experience. I will share more soon.