Two drawings of Carfax and the HSBC building, Oxford

A drawing of tThe HSBC building at Carfax

In the centre of Oxford the old crossroads at Carfax is somewhere that I’ve made several drawings. This is partly due to the collection of interesting buildings clustered around this historic junction. Another reason is that I’ve managed to find a spot, behind the cycle racks, that is just out of the busy swirl of […]

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Sketching Eynsham Church

I’ve been meaning to get out and do some more sketching for a while. After visiting a couple of local ‘Artweeks’ events I decided to travel over to the nearby village of Eynsham. This is just a few miles west of Oxford and seems to have quite an active arts group –Eynsham Arts Group– which […]

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Stratford Guildhall – putting it together

My last post was about sketching in Stratford Upon Avon. This one is more about using that sketch to produce a painting. Here is my slightly wobbly sketch of the Guild Chapel and school from yesterday… … and my freshly drawn sketch ‘in-situ’ The next day I decided to add some more drawing and details […]

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Sketching Shakespeare’s Stratford – The Guildhall

With the sun shining, Spring appears to be finally here. I ventured out to Stratford Upon Avon. At this time of year the town was thankfully not too busy but in the high Summer the place can be awash with tourists. On this visit it was quiet enough to find a seat and have lunch […]

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A day trip to Wallingford

Here in England at the end of February we are getting hopeful that Spring is almost here. Today the Sun came out and the wind dropped to offer us our first early Spring-like day. It is still a bit cold so the puffer-jackets will be in use for a while yet. Today after delivering a […]

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