A view of Brasenose College, Oxford

After an excursion into some urban sketching last week I thought I’d put up this older post. This is more like a classic view of one of the Oxford Colleges and it is of the entrance to the Old Quad at Brasenose from Radcliffe Square, with the Radcliffe Camera in the background.

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Urban sketching – a drawing of shops at Temple Cowley

I thought I’d put up something a little different today – a bit of urban sketching from around Oxford. This is a view of what may be taken as unprepossessing shops on Between Towns Road at Temple Cowley, Oxford. A couple of the aspects that I like from this view that I like are the […]

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Painting buildings in Faringdon

After a day out a couple of weeks ago I stopped off at the old coaching town of Faringdon. The town has a collection of fine old coaching Inns, some nice venacular architecture and still retains the feel of an old town, with its relatively narrow and winding main streets. It also has a characterful […]

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Drawing St. Mary’s church at Ashbury

This week I managed to get out the village of Ashbury in the Vale of the White Horse. Ashbury is one of a series of villages along the foot of the northern escarpment of the Marlborough Downs and is close to both Wayland’s Smithy and the ancient Ridgeway. The village also has a number of […]

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Sketching around Blenheim

This weekend I managed to visit Blenheim Palace again for an afternoon of sketching. With plenty of October sunshine and left pretty much alone this is a good place to sketch. Firstly I set up to draw the lake and the view back to Woodstock. This is pretty much the view in the photograph below […]

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