East Hagbourne is a pretty village a couple of miles south of Didcot, in southern Oxfordshire. It has a handsome church, a 15th century stone cross and a core of thatched and half timbered houses – as well as a good pub.
Here is a view of the village cross with ‘Tudor House’ and barn in the background. This was the subject of one of my more detailed paintings from a couple of years ago – ‘East Hagbourne Cross‘.
On this particular trip the weather contrasted between sunshine and some quite heavy showers.
After a walk around the village I settled down to draw a row of houses along the road towards the village pub – the Fleur de Lys. Here’s the view as I started sketching, but after half an hour or so the rain swept in and it was time to take cover!
Below is a more brooding view – the rain arriving…
… and of my sketch in-situ.
Later, back at home I scanned in my sketch, below…
…and added some watercolour.