Sketching by the Oxford canal

It has been cold in England for the past couple of weeks and today the temperature is supposed to be getting up to a toasty -1 c. Nonetheless, being nice and sunny has been enough to tempt me to go out and do some sketching, which in my case means visiting a local frozen canal. […]

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Another sketch of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford

The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford is one of the city’s more famous and prominent buildings. It is also a building I’ve done various sketches of over the years – perhaps with the objective of producing a more complete drawing one day – but also because I think it is good practice. With that in mind […]

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The Eastern & Continental Store, Cowley Road, Oxford

Last month seemed to be mostly showers and rain but with enough gaps in the weather to still go out and do some urban sketching. My last post was of the Zaid Store on the Cowley Road in east Oxford. This post is just me catching up with another of my shop studies, this time […]

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The Zaid store on Cowley Road, Oxford

As a change to sketching and drawing in the centre of Oxford I will sometimes venture out a little to explore different areas. One of these is along the Cowley Road. This has a colourful collection of eateries, fast food places, charity shops, bicycle shops, pubs, coffee shops and convenience stores. It is a bit […]

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Drawing the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford

The Radcliffe Observatory was built in the late 1700s and is now part of Green Templeton College. It sits opposite the glittering glass frontage of the Mathematics Faculty. The tower of the main observatory building is based on the Tower of the Winds in Athens though from what I remember, the original building is a […]

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