Sketching in Blewbury

Blewbury is a village at the foot of the Berkshire downs in southern Oxfordshire. This is an area of rolling countryside still relatively untouched by the sprawl of new housing estates encroaching from the north. Blewbury has some lovely old buildings and is well worth a visit. It also has a rather fine church green at the centre of the village, a couple of pubs and not too far away the ramparts of a hillfort at Blewburton Hill.

Visiting one Sunday, I set about drawing a large timber-framed house on the main road. This house is quirky enough to be interesting and it also has a great brick built chimney – as seen in my drawing, below.

The Dower House, Blewbury

Here is my view and my sketch in-situ.

The Dower House – my sketch in-situ

My sketch and fallen leaves

I then did a short walk into the village and did another drawing – of Wayside Cottage. This is a cottage that I’ve drawn before but from a different angle – but that will be the subject of another post!

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