Red wine as the passion of spring

    Spring. Time of renewal. New energies coming in. New ideas. Future plans are brewing. It’s been long time since i have posted but i do not feel apologetic about it. It is all a question of timing. Then of course, there is this Facebook thing. Having considerable presence on facebook takes away the […]

Please marketers, do not turn social media into yet another mall

  Social media marketing is a contradiction in terms. Why? Well, for the simple reason that introducing money into what supposed to be an unsolicited, free zone of interaction between friends and people who have something in mutual to share with each other, breaks the trust that is the basis of free communication . In […]

Jasmin with friends

  Part of my daily sketching practice involves interaction with people around me. Sometimes the people involved notice they are being drawn , curious about the outcome they come up timidly asking permission to have a peek. Other times people just curious about the creative process as it happens live and ask permission to watch […]

Amazing Grace

  Sometimes, as I gaze into the space around me I can see the infinite correlations between the different objects floating in that space with all their trajectories, connecting the invisible  lines  going back in time, revealing the history of those objects, transforming them into events that created the present, extending into the future with […]

Observations- sketching in Maimano cafe

maimano from josef on Vimeo.   Sketching in cafes is my passion of many years. It provides me with an excellent opportunity for men-watching as well as a daily exercise in observation and improving my technique of water color painting. Upon arriving to Budapest few years ago, I have explored many wonderful cafes with really […]

An upcoming exhibit of cafe sketches in MaiMano cafe in heart of Budapest

  I was offered an exhibit in my favorite cafe MaiMano at the heart of Budapest. The date is not set yet but I am thinking about the beginning of June as a good time when the temperatures are very pleasant and there is a constant flow of people including many tourists. The exhibit will […]

Good form doesn’t show

It seems like my subconsciousness  is busy I lately with relationship between form and essence and this morning I woke up with this message; “Good art is the relationship between the exact amount of information and details that are relevant in a given form. Too much or too little make the form incomprehensible. This is […]

Quick digital sketches on the tram in Budapest

Digital sketching keeps captivating my attention. Recently I have discovered this wonderful easy to use application for iPhone called Procreate which so far is the best app that allows for very quick doodling in a very simple and easy way. The public transportation in Budapest is very efficient and convenient and even on occasions when […]