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
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 the 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 the way I see the world around. It’s about art, life and about being a human – always curious, playful and eager to learn. This is one of the books that make you smile every time you open them.
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.
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. :)