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 […]
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.
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 […]
Visiting Broughton Castle near Banbury over Easter – this is a bit of a tradition – to go for tea and cakes – and hoping the the weather isn’t too bad. This year it was sunny with Victoria sponge Cake – and resulted with this watercolour view of the entrance from across the moat.