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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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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The Natural History Museum, Oxford

The Museum building was started in the mid 19th century to house natural history specimens from the Ashmolean Museum and the University. It was built in the neo-Gothic style – the inside of the museum has an extensive glass roof supported by cast iron columns and resembles nothing so much as a large and ornate […]

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