Drawing St. Mary’s church at Ashbury

This week I managed to get out the village of Ashbury in the Vale of the White Horse. Ashbury is one of a series of villages along the foot of the northern escarpment of the Marlborough Downs and is close to both Wayland’s Smithy and the ancient Ridgeway. The village also has a number of […]

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Sketching St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s at Church Hanborough, Oxfordshire.

Today I took advantage of some late September sunshine and ventured out to the nearby village of Church Hanborough. Despite the occasional passing shower I settled down to do a couple of drawings. This one is a view of the church and with the passing rain my drawing became a little smudgy. This is my […]

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Drawing of Combe Church – a village landscape

I’ve been taking advantage of some better weather and these longer summer evenings to do some drawing out in the Oxfordshire countryside. The photo above is my latest landscape sketch of the church and village at Combe, near Oxford. Here’s a view without the drawing, this from across the village sports grounds – the scene […]

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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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