By the canal

Yesterday I was out exploring the canal again, dodging rain showers and revisiting some of the lesser known reaches of the Oxford Canal. It has been a few years since I cycled this particular stretch between Oxford and Kidlington and although there are still some quite rough bits where the path turns narrow and bumpy, […]

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The George Hotel, Dorchester on Thames

A couple of weeks ago I managed to have a day out and part of that was to visit Dorchester on Thames, which is about 10 miles south of Oxford. Dorchester on Thames is probably best known for its Abbey but it also has a fine collection of old houses and buildings, amongst them is […]

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The alley to Combe Church

This is the last of a series of drawings and sketches around the village of Combe, near Oxford. Settling down in the shade of the overhanging trees, I drew the pathway up to the church for maybe half an hour. Below is a view of the path to the church and also my finished drawing […]

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Drawing of Combe Church – a village landscape

I’ve been taking advantage of some better weather and these longer summer evenings to do some drawing out in the Oxfordshire countryside. The photo above is my latest landscape sketch of the church and village at Combe, near Oxford. Here’s a view without the drawing, this from across the village sports grounds – the scene […]

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Drawing Combe from the Green

These longer days and warmer weather make it easier to get out to do some drawing and the photo above is of my drawing in the Oxfordshire village of Combe. Combe seems like a fairly quiet place generally and I pretty much had the whole of the village green to myself whilst drawing. There is […]

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