Sketching in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. A great way to practice portraiture.Water soluble pencil.
Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. On shipboard, you're not going anywhere for awhile. Might as well sketch. (colored pencil)
In Barnes and Noble, Bethesda. Soft graphite pencil (smudged).
Glow of the computer screen on a waiter's face. Ink and watercolor.
Before the concert at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, graphite pencil on a scrap of folded Frankfurt Cream paper I found in my pocket.
View of the tarmac in the rain from the departure lounge at Sea-Tac airport. Graphite pencil.
Cellist in the Really Terrible Orchestra, Edinburgh. (The ensemble proudly lived up to its name, but many of the musicians, like this one, were quite good). Graphite pencil.
Ryan fishing at grandma and grandpa's, St Simons Island, Georgia. Watercolor.
Trees near the Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem. Colored pencil.
Through the glass at the Norwalk Aquarium, Norwalk, Connecticut. Water-soluble graphite pencil.
Sealed West door of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. India ink over colored pencil.
Same subject as previous image looking the other direction, sketched 25 years earlier. Pen and ink.
On the Metro, Washington DC. Graphite pencil.
The Russian Church, Sofia, Bulgaria. Watercolor.
Tourist reading the newspaper at the outdoor bar near the pool on La Gomera, Canary Islands. Graphite pencil.
Bar in Logan Airport, Boston. Graphite pencil.
I never completed the painting, but I like the sketch. Graphite pencil.
The New Gate, Jerusalem (graphite and water-soluble colored pencil)
Dhow off Lamu, Kenya. These vessels move surprisingly quickly when you're trying to sketch them. Soft graphite pencil.
This sloop held still for me. Shady Side, Maryland. Graphite pencil.
Very rapidly executed watercolor, without preliminary pencil sketch
Our cat Sadiqi, pen-and-ink
Big guy on park bench. Charcoal
Deans of American University, commencement 2016. Pencil and india ink
Old cherry tree, Kenwood, Maryland. Water soluble colored pencil.
Tea break, Jerusalem. Graphite and water-soluble colored pencil.
Quiet street in the Old City of Jerusalem, early evening. Colored pencil.
On the platform at Dupont Circle. Graphite pencil.
Riders on the Red Line. Selection of 4x6 cards, various media
On the Red Line. Water soluble pencil.
Hellenistic bronze at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Pastel.
On a hike in Montgomery County, Maryland. Ink wash over pen.
This roughly 4x6 pen-and-ink sketch with watercolor wash was sketched standing up in the farmer's market and mailed immediately thereafter as a postcard.
Elena in Dr Stockley's surgery, Kampala, Uganda. Pen and ink.
Narrow street in Segovia, Spain, in 1976. Colored pencil.
Le Mont-St.-Michel from the mainland (journal page, pencil)
Partial view of cloister, Le Mont-St.-Michel. Graphite pencil.
Inside the monastery, Le Mont-St.-Michel, where I lived for several months. Graphite pencil.
German tourists on the Black Sea, Bulgaria. Pencil.
More German tourists on the Black Sea in Bulgaria. Graphite pencil.
On the Black Sea, near Varna, Bulgaria. Colored pencil.
Dhows sail by, early evening, off Zanzibar. Pencil and watercolor.
Looking down onto the tarmac from the departure lounge. Watercolor over pencil.
Soloist, American University Chorus. Colored pencil.
O'Hare Airport, Chicago. Graphite pencil.
In the dhow coming from Lamu, Kenya. Soft graphite pencil.
Flamingos in Amboseli, Kenya. Soft graphite pencil.
Elephant in the Sofia Zoo, Bulgaria. Colored pencil.
Girl in La Madeleine Restaurant, Bethesda. Pen and water-soluble pencil.
Girl drinking coffee and reading at Barnes and Noble, Bethesda. Water-soluble graphite pencil.
Miami Beach skyline from "Jungle Island." Watercolor over ink.
Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay (Copic pens over ink)
On the metro. Water-soluble pencil.
Bird market in a side-street of the Muslim Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem. Graphite pencil.
La Rua Mayor, Salamanca, Spain, 1976. I was very timid in those days about drawing the human figure. Buildings and cars were OK. Graphite pencil.
Entrance to the Haram-esh-Sharif, Muslim Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem (March, 2015). A surge of worshipers in this lane ended my session shortly after I began this drawing. Hey, that's sketching, baby! Graphite pencil.
Via Dolorosa, Old City of Jerusalem (February 1988). The first intifada had begun a few months earlier, and these normally crowded streets were eerily empty. Graphite pencil.
Johanniter Ordens Hospiz, Old City of Jerusalem. Graphite pencil.
Illustration on a journal page.
Boatman off the coast of Zanzibar. Graphite pencil.
Beach at low tide, the Stone Town, Zanzibar. Watercolor on the light-weight paper at hand, proving what my teacher Ytzhak Greenfield in Ein-Kerem had assured me: you can paint on anything!
Double-page spread in a Moleskine journal, Edinburgh, Scotland. Pen-and-ink.