What’s the point ?

Asking this question in the context of doing art has  two meanings. Ok, maybe it has more but right now I would like to concentrate on the two that are coming up readily to my mind, One, is the simple visible point of focus around which the composition is built. In the art of painting, it can be […]

Cityscaping in Budapest

Summer is here and with it the opportunity to do some cityscaping. One of the privileges of living in a beautiful city, I guess is the fact that the eye can feast in almost any direction it looks. In the photo above, I have started a new composition yesterday in my neighbourhood of Rose Hill in […]

Precision 

yesterday after completing my first composition with the couple I moved on to the next table that came out to be much better with a more precise balance between the technique and the theme. Actually, this is really what I am after when sketching outdoors. Especially with water colors. Since this medium requires a great […]

The opening of the exhibit in IF Cafe

  Last Saturday night was the opening of my show at the If cafe on Raday street in Budapest. There was an impressive amount of people who came to share with me the event. Most of them are friends of Eva Kovacs , my life partner. I would like to use this opportunity to thank all […]

Live broadcasting at the opening of my show

  Finally, after six months in Budapest, I am opening a small but hopefully exiting show of my sketch works in one of the loveliest areas in Budapest. The place is called IF cafe and there is daily live Jazz music.Since I love accompany the music and the musicians gestures, most of the show is […]

Jászai Mari ter

Finally , in the middle of May it has become warm enough for plain air painting. I know ,there are many plain air artists that have the guts and the know how to paint outdoors in the middle of the winter but for me the idea of freezing in the attempt to get an image […]

Using GoPro camera to record myself sketching

sketching withflamencorhythm from josef on Vimeo.   I was one of the many disappointed geeks that were waiting for the Google Glass to appear on the market but apparently Google screwed up the whole concept and the criticism the product has received has killed the idea or so it seems. I still hope that in […]

Spring in Budapest

  Spring has finally arrived.The leaves have sprouted and almost immediately bloomed into the fresh yellowish green and together with garden flowers, the city has become vibrant and full of life. At last I can sit outdoors and get a better view of the magnificent buildings facade some dating hundreds of years back in time. […]

Puncturing a hole in the matrix

  Once in a while I find myself in a hospital. A combination of bad genes, my natural laziness preventing me from exercising regularly , age, a pseudo bohemian lifestyle, all together and each separately, bring my bodily systems to such a condition that requires medical intervention. Right now I am in Semmelweis University Hospital […]

Laci bacsi flirting as usual

  Back at Mai Mano cafe. After two weeks of absence, it feels good to come back. Laci bassi is a very prominent regular figure in the cafe and is loved by all. He is ninety years old and commands respect in the way he is still preserving his joviality especially when he meets one of […]