A sketch of the church at Brightwell Baldwin

Revisiting one of my sketchbooks today and having another go at a sketch of the St Bartholomew’s church at Brightwell Baldwin in SE Oxfordshire. Parts of the church date back to the 14th c. and it is a Grade 1 listed building. Now mostly alone out in the country except for a few houses – […]

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The Church Gatehouse at Long Compton

The village of Long Compton is about halfway between Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon on what used to be the old A34 road. Here the road winds through some lovely countryside. A couple of miles to the south are the Rollright Stones, a rather gnarled stone circle, part of a group of prehistoric monuments. From […]

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A watercolour view of Charlbury, Oxfordshire.

Today finishing a watercolour version of a sketch I did a few days ago. This a view from the approach to the small town of Charlbury, which is on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds. For comparison here is a view of my original sketch of Charlbury in-situ.

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A sketch of Charlbury

Out and about again. A blustery day, cloud and occasional Sun in a biting wind. Stopping on the outskirts of Charlbury, which is about 10 miles northwest of Oxford and on the edge of the Cotswolds. Perched on a dry stone wall to draw this view of the eastern approach to the town – with […]

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