Drawing Old Tom Tower at Christ Church College, Oxford

Last Sunday I took a trip back into Oxford – partly to revisit the Ashmolean Museum and partly to also do a ‘sketching’ walkabout. Those of you who follow my posts will know I’ve started a panoramic sketch of the Randolph Hotel from the Ashmolean rooftop – and this is still in progress ( links […]

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Sketching on Christ Church Meadows, Oxford

If it is not raining or too cold and dull I will sometimes make the short journey into Oxford on a Sunday – to explore a little and on the look out for drawing and sketching opportunities. With the weather clearing slightly on an otherwise dull day, I went for a walk around the Folly […]

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Asthall Church, West Oxfordshire – adding some colour

A while ago – back in September- I spent a afternoon sketching in the village of Asthall, west Oxfordshire. It was nice to get out from the hurly-burly of a busy weekend Oxford and enjoy the relative quite of the countryside. I settled on drawing the church which stands next to Asthall Manor. At the […]

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Swinbrook Church, Western Oxfordshire

One of the good things about living in Oxfordshire is that, if the weather is up to it, I get to go out and explore the countryside and take a sketchbook and camera along for the ride. I tend to avoid Oxford itself on a weekend, mostly because in these post-pandemic times it is just […]

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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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