A view of St. Mary’s Passage against the light

Experimenting a little with a simplified (for me) watercolour of this townscape. This walkway is known as St.Mary’s Passage, next to St. Mary’s Church, in central Oxford. For those in the know the walkway is famous as the inspiration for a scene in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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A drawing of The Emerson Chambers in Newcastle

Here is one of my earlier drawings – of the Emerson Chambers in Newcastle. This landmark building is pretty much in the center of Newcastle. This is a city with a lot of character. Those who know this building might be able to date it from the shops then occupying its ground floor.

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The fishing boat LN8 ‘Blucher’ at Wells-next-the-Sea

One of my watercolour sketches of the quay and boats out along the river at the North Norfolk town of Well-next-the-Sea. Wells is a pretty place, if a little over-run by tourists in the summer-time. Despite this it is still a charming place with its miniature railway, the ebb and flow of the tides and […]

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The Eastgate Hotel, High Street, Oxford

The Eastgate Hotel, Oxford One of my more experimental watercolours, this is a view of one of Oxford’s old coaching inns – the Eastgate Hotel on the High Street. Originally a 17th c. Hotel at the former Eastern city gate, the hotel is now owned by the Mercure group and now houses an Italian restaurant […]

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A boat at St. Ives, Cornwall

Another watercolour of one of the fishing boats in St. Ives harbour at low tide. This is a painting to remind me of a brilliant sunny day wandering around the beach before a breakfast in one of the near-by cafes.

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A study for ‘Oxford Morning’

This was a study done whilst working up ideas for my watercolour painting seen elsewhere on this blog as ‘Oxford Morning’ This is the view looking south from the corner of Broad Street and Catte Street in the center of Oxford and is just around the corner from the Hertford College ‘Bridge of Sighs’. Incidentally […]

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