Sketching Cholsey

On a recent day of sunny and warmish weather I ventured out to explore the South Oxfordshire countryside and the possibility of sketching something. This post is about my sketch of the village of Cholsey, which is about 10 miles south of Oxford. The area around Cholsey lies on slightly raised ground between the Thames […]

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A 10 minute watercolour sketch of Newington Church

Last week I took advantage of a glimmer of sunlight and went out to Newington, which is about 5 miles south of Oxford. I stopped briefly to take some photos of the Manor House and St. Giles church next door. In the blustery weather I was also quite taken with the crows nesting next to […]

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A watercolour of Islip Church

During a flying visit to the village of Islip, near Oxford, I settled down to do a quick sketch of the church there. With squally showers blowing across the fields I produced the quick sketch below and later I took a bit more time to paint the relatively simple watercolour above. One thing I did […]

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A view of Christ Church College, Oxford

Following on from a couple of drawings of the ‘Meadows’ at Christ Church College in Oxford – here is my take on another nearby ‘classic’ view. It is of the Christ Church College buildings and the entrance to the meadows from St. Aldate’s. For me this may be one to return to later in the […]

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