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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Sketching St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s at Church Hanborough, Oxfordshire.

Today I took advantage of some late September sunshine and ventured out to the nearby village of Church Hanborough. Despite the occasional passing shower I settled down to do a couple of drawings. This one is a view of the church and with the passing rain my drawing became a little smudgy. This is my […]

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Drawing in the formal gardens at Blenheim

Apart from an afternoon visiting a recent food festival I havn’t been back to Blenheim Palace for a while. I have however been meaning to go back to do some more drawing and sketching, so today on a cloudy Bank Holiday Monday I decided to give it a go. Setting my self up in the […]

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The George Hotel, Dorchester on Thames

A couple of weeks ago I managed to have a day out and part of that was to visit Dorchester on Thames, which is about 10 miles south of Oxford. Dorchester on Thames is probably best known for its Abbey but it also has a fine collection of old houses and buildings, amongst them is […]

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