The Sound of Form

  Sketching with live music has become a practice I enjoy tremendously. My recent exhibit at If Cafe in Budapest included many works that were done during live jazz sessions . Sketching with the music allowing the eye and the hand to flow with rhythm ha s evolved from simple attempt to compensate for the […]

The end of summer

   August is ending and I am back at my favorite cafe. It is bloody hot in Budapest makes me wish I would be somewhere in Alaska.It was a very busy summer with continuation of renovations of our apartment, visiting Viena , making arrangements for the arrival of my son , vacationing with family in […]

What can be learned from sketching in cafe.

  Apart from the sheer pleasure of doing it, here are some of my observations after doing it for quite few years. Eye -hand coordination First and foremost, I would say that sketching generally and not only in cafe has a very beneficial influence on gathering confidence trough proficiency with a gradual enhancement of eye-hand  […]

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 […]