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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Sketching The Rusty bicycle Pub

While out having some lunch at one of my favourite cafes, on the Magdalen Road in East Oxford, I also took the opportunity to draw the pub opposite. Above is my sketch in situ and below is my drawing of ‘The Rusty Bicycle’. If you are wondering, yes that is indeed an old bicycle hanging […]

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Drawing Gee’s

Gee’s restaurant in north Oxford is a unique place and a bit of a favourite building of mine amongst the architecture of Oxford. This is mostly because it is housed in what was once a Victorian conservatory, that has been subsequently converted into a restaurant and not messed about too much. Part of its history […]

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The view from Sticks ‘n’ Sushi on the Westgate Centre, Oxford

A favourite place to eat in Oxford is the Sticks ‘n’ Sushi restaurant on the roof of the Westgate Shopping Centre. With friendly staff, good rice and soup amongst other things and a great view, this is a good place to do a little sketching if you have the time and want to take in […]

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Carfax panorama

A few days ago I posted my initial drawing of the church tower at Carfax in Oxford. Carfax is the local name for this old crossroads which is sometimes regarded as the centre of Oxford. The church tower is the tower of St. Martin’s Church. Surprisingly enough this local landmark is what is left of […]

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