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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Two drawings of Asthall Church

Asthall is a small village in West Oxfordshire. It is a few miles east of Burford along the Windrush valley and, although perhaps only a mile from the busy A40 road, is relatively quiet. I visited on a Saturday afternoon and apart from a few people walking to or from the pub it was almost […]

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The view from Shilton

Shilton is a small village between Burford and Carterton in West Oxfordshire. It is quite tucked away just off the main road but is well worth a visit. A quick walk around reveals a shallow pond and ford across the stream which is almost Constable-esque. Close by there is also a handsome village pub. Walking […]

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