A view of Arlington Row in Bibury

Another fine sunny day and I took the opportunity to go to the picturesque village of Bibury in the Cotswolds to draw a well known view – Arlington Row. Today I drew a slightly different view of these old workers cottages- sitting in the shade at the southern end of the row. Also below a […]

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Experimenting with a colour sketch of Ewelme schoolhouse

Today experimenting with a line and wash style painting of the historic schoolhouses at Ewelme in southern Oxfordshire. The school was built in medieval times using a distinctive red brick and is probably the oldest functioning school in England . I guess that doesn’t really excuse my slightly over-the-top use of red in this sketch, […]

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A watercolour sketch of cottages at Bishopstone

Exploring of the villages along the foot of the Ridgeway in southern Oxfordshire and Wiltshire escarpment. I posted a drawing of cottages in the village of Bishopstone a couple of days ago and here is that drawing as a watercolour sketch.

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Sketching cottages at Bishopstone

I took the opportunity to get out and explore along the Ridgeway today, on the lookout for new pubs that may one day be open as well as picturesque churches and cottages. I stopped at the village of Bishopstone on the northern slopes of the Ridgeway and spent an hour or so sketching cottages from […]

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