Three views of Kencot, Oxfordshire

In the summer I will sometimes go out and explore some of the countryside and churches of west Oxfordshire. It’s not quite the Cotswold’s but is generally quieter. Between Burford and Lechlade there are a string of small villages with some outstanding churches – usually some way off the main road and the better for […]

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Sketching a view towards Santa Cruz, Alicante

Those of you that follow my posts may have seen my sketch looking over the city towards the cathedral – sketching in Alicante. That was a view from the back of the old town at Santa Cruz towards the city. I went back to a spot near-by and did another view, this time towards the […]

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Drawing along the Calle San Roque, Alicante

After sketching a view over the city – ‘a view towards the cathedral’ – I walked down a flight of steps to one of the main walkways in this part of the old town. With the evening being quiet and few people about I decided I’d try sketching a view along the Calle San Roque. […]

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Sketching in Alicante, Spain

Alicante is a favourite holiday destination and one that I’ve visited quite a few times. I usually take a sketch book and some watercolours along with me, whether I use them or not. On my last couple of trips I’ve also taken the time to do a lot more sketching and this, as usual, gives […]

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Sketching the Martyrs’ Monument, Oxford

The Martyrs’ Monument is an elaborate structure on St. Giles’, just outside the old city North Gate. Nowadays, it is largely a spot for tourists, locals or maybe the city’s homeless to sit and have a sandwich or maybe wait for a bus. It is also quite elaborate and difficult to draw, but I thought […]

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