Experimenting with a colour sketch of Ewelme schoolhouse

Today experimenting with a line and wash style painting of the historic schoolhouses at Ewelme in southern Oxfordshire. The school was built in medieval times using a distinctive red brick and is probably the oldest functioning school in England . I guess that doesn’t really excuse my slightly over-the-top use of red in this sketch, […]

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A watercolour sketch of cottages at Bishopstone

Exploring of the villages along the foot of the Ridgeway in southern Oxfordshire and Wiltshire escarpment. I posted a drawing of cottages in the village of Bishopstone a couple of days ago and here is that drawing as a watercolour sketch.

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Sketching the Almshouses at Ewelme

A nice day today and with the easing of our lockdown restrictions I’ve been aiming to get out a bit more – so off out to the village of Ewelme in southern Oxfordshire. The church at Ewelme is one of my favourites, but today I’ve focused more on the adjacent almshouses – partly because of […]

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A study of a one of the carved heads decorating the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Outside the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, the walls are decorated by a series of carved heads. These are the third generation of stone heads here and they are sometimes known as ‘the Sheldonian Emperors’, although they could just as well represent philosophers.. Some of the present generation of heads generally has a startled or even […]

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