Two watercolour sketches of Blenheim Palace

Previously I’ve done a few sketches and the occasional watercolour of Blenheim Palace. Here I’m just playing around with a couple of similar watercolour sketches of the Palace and its landscaped surroundings. Although these are far from polished they are quite fun to do and spark a few ideas -perhaps in the summer to do […]

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A Chipping Camden line & wash landscape

Chipping Camden is very much a Cotswolds town, with a fine wool church and history to go with it. It is also a good place to go for a walk, although preferably in balmy sunshine rather than yet another cloudy winter’s day. Having said that it does also have a fair selection of teashops, cafes […]

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Sketching and drawing the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Yesterday I took a few moments to stand and sketch the Cupola of the Sheldonian Theatre again. The nearby Radcliffe Square was full of heavy-duty filming equipment with powerful spotlights illuminating the Radcliffe Camera itself for a new film, Willy Wonka, apparently. Walking through the quad at the Bodleian to the Sheldonian was stepping away […]

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Starting to paint Gee’s restaurant, Oxford

Gee’s restaurant is set amongst the well-to-do Victorian houses on the Banbury Road in North Oxford. It occupies what was once a greenhouse and conservatory, built at the end of the 18th century as a sort of forerunner of our modern garden-centres. Back in the balmy days of summer I spent an hour or so […]

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St. Mary’s church, Adderbury

Here is one of my slightly older watercolours – it is of St Mary’s Church in Adderbury. This is an imposing church, one of the largest in northern Oxfordshire and features an ornate Lady Chapel built in the perpendicular style. Like a lot of country churches it is a little off the main roads but […]

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