Some of the work I'm most proud of lives in the pages of my sketchbook. Over the past several years I've tried to recreate the qualities of those drawings in various ways including projecting transparencies on canvas and photo-etching.
Below is my latest attempt, and, in my opinion, my most successful. In these new pieces, I'm working on toned gessoed boards with pen and ink, using paper towels and water to create atmosphere and a feeling of history. The greatest advantage of this medium over my previous attempts is that, like a sketchbook, it's transportable. I can work directly from my subject matter (as I do in my sketchbook) rather than using reference images.
Pen and ink on gessoed board.