A rainy day in Oxford – drawing The Swan & Castle

Yesterday was a day of downpours with a few rumbles of thunder thrown in. Despite this I decided to head into Oxford against a darkening sky and made for the central library. In these C-19 days, the University is quiet, the legions of studying students are missing, and with the computers turned off, I guess […]

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A sketch of Stokesey Castle

Stokesey Castle is more properly known as a fortified Manor House. Part of its charm is that it consists of a harmonious mixture of building styles that together with the adjacent church forms a unique and pleasing whole. Here is a view of the Castle from the nearby Churchyard.

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The entrance to Broughton castle.

Another of my watercolours – this an update on a painting of the entrance tower to Broughton Castle in northern Oxfordshire. Broughton Castle is the home of the Fiennes family and is a moated manor set in parkland a few miles from Banbury. Once a centre for intrigue against Charles I, the castle was captured […]

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A sketch of Alicante Castle

Back from holiday to a cloudy and damp England – so I’m posting one of my watercolour sketches of Alicante Castle – you can almost hear the cicades! Now where is that Pina Colada?

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