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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marshall McLuhan and the paradigm shift in Art

Once in a while I tend to experiment with digital medium. I find it especially useful on the go for some quick visual notations that keep me alert for the beauty of the ordinary forms that surround us. I mean, it is not always very practical to pull out your watercolor gear when waiting for […]

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’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 […]