In the City – a view down Lombard Street, London

An urban landscape – this one a sketchy watercolour of the view along Lombard Street in the City of London. This one is from next to one of the entrances to Bank Station on the Tube.  A lot to see in this area, with a mixture of financial institutions, historic churches, modern architecture and a […]

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Sketching on the hotel balcony, Alicante

Unusually for this blog – a photograph – spending the siesta doing a little watercolour sketching from our hotel balcony while on holiday in Alicante, Spain.   It’s a pleasant thing to do if you can find some shade…  Sketching is better than sleep?

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A watercolour of the Soho Bar in Alicante

The Soho bar in Alicante is in one of the leafy squares in streets behind the harbour.  It is a pleasant spot for a drink- if you can get a table- to take in the cafe society and enjoy the leafy shade.   This is my take on the view, with an almost art deco […]

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Arlington Row, Bibury

A watercolour of a fairly well known tourist view, Arlington Row, Bibury in the Cotswolds. Part of the attraction here is the clear stream that runs through the village, crossed by a small footbridge to Arlington Row and also the cottages and houses built in Cotswold stone, some with very pretty gardens. I’ve also done […]

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A watercolour sketch of Ewelme Church

A quick watercolour sketch of Ewelme Church, in Southern Oxfordshire. I’ve tried various sketches of Ewelme, but  have yet to produce a half- decent full watercolour. It is a lovely church – one of my favourites, but for some reason I find it difficult to do justice to it in paint If you don’t know […]

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On the corner of Ship Street and Cornmarket, Oxford

Another watercolour of a favorite subject – No.s 26 – 27 on the corner of Ship Street and Cornmarket in Oxford. This building has seen many changes. Now it houses a Pret and a currency Exchange, but it was originally built around 1386. The building is owned by Jesus College and was at one time […]

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