A watercolour of Beckley Church

This week I’ve been working on some drawings of the church in the village of Beckley, a few miles north of Oxford. Yesterday I posted one of the resulting drawings and have since done this rather simple watercolour of the scene. This is a watercolour on cartridge paper so a little different from my usual […]

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Drawing Beckley Church

I’ve been making the odd visit to the village of Beckley, a few miles north of Oxford, to draw their church. Beckley is on the upper slopes of hills overlooking floodplains at Otmoor, with views to the north. It is a quiet place, full of very nice cottages, houses and the odd historic Manor house. […]

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Drawing the Sheldonian again

A couple of days ago I took the opportunity to go back and draw the Sheldonian Theatre again. I sat out on the steps of the Weston Library opposite and just took the time to do a more ‘nitty-gritty’ drawing, while the streets are still relatively quiet. Here is the result… And a view of […]

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Sketching the Six Bells at Warborough

After sketching a row of cottages in Warborough a couple of weeks ago I thought I’d go back and attempt to draw their pub – The Six Bells. However, what a difference the weather makes – drawing the cottages I choose to find some shade from brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the high 20s (C). […]

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