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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inspiration, role it plays in re-enchantment of the Arts

Inspiration plays an important role in re- enchatment of the Arts.   In writing this post, I am using few presupposed and self evident truths about the current state of the Arts. 
One, is the need for re-enchantment of the Art. I have taken this term from Suzi Gablik’s book by the same name where she criticises […]

Sketching in cafes after the Paris terror attack

  About a year ago I have escaped or so I thought,the war zone of Middle East only to find that terrorism doesn’t confine itself to one region anymore. As I was sketching this French couple in the cozy atmosphere of my regular place, I had some thoughts on how creativity and art are influenced by […]

Commission Art as opposed to free independent Art

I have been doing commission art for many years now and it has always been  a concern of mine wether it has the same validity as the art that is done with an artists free will . Today’s post is about the difference between working on your own free concepts as opposed to doing a commissioned work. […]

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 […]