Two drawings of Carfax and the HSBC building, Oxford

A drawing of tThe HSBC building at Carfax

In the centre of Oxford the old crossroads at Carfax is somewhere that I’ve made several drawings. This is partly due to the collection of interesting buildings clustered around this historic junction. Another reason is that I’ve managed to find a spot, behind the cycle racks, that is just out of the busy swirl of […]

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A Drawing of Dover House in Northleach

Northleach is a historic Cotswolds market town in Gloucestershire. It is mainly known for its impressive church, its small market and many fine Cotswold limestone houses. There are also a few surviving half-timbered buildings – one of which is the subject of one of my earlier watercolour drawings – The Tudor House on the Green, […]

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Drawing Lincoln Chambers in Banbury

This week I visited the old market town of Banbury and took the opportunity to do a bit of drawing in between the summer showers. Banbury is a strange place. It feels like a town that had its heyday in the late 19th century with some fine old buildings, many of which now seem to […]

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Sketching Eynsham Church

I’ve been meaning to get out and do some more sketching for a while. After visiting a couple of local ‘Artweeks’ events I decided to travel over to the nearby village of Eynsham. This is just a few miles west of Oxford and seems to have quite an active arts group –Eynsham Arts Group– which […]

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Sketching in Alicante : part II

Last week I posted a sketch of a row of colourful houses beneath the Castle in Alicante, Spain as ‘Holiday sketching in Alicante‘ I extended the drawing out to include pretty much the view in my header photograph (above). Below is a view of the panorama across both sheets of my sketchbook. My first sketch […]

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