Working up a sketch of the Radcliffe Camera

It has been a quiet month. With the latest lockdown biting after Christmas and the weather remaining dull, cold and wet for most of January, it’s been a good month to ‘hibernate’ and do other things. With the return of some slightly better weather there comes a smidgen of optimism, maybe the days will grow […]

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Painting Hastings Old Town

This is my painting of a street-view in the old town of Hastings, down on the south-east coast. My original drawing was done from a photograph found on the Wikimedia Commons, showing narrow streets, half-timbered buildings and Parish Church of St. Clements. My thanks to Wikimedia and to Stefan Noble for putting the photo up […]

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Drawing Hastings Old Town

Today I’ve been drawing from a photograph – this from a view of Hastings Old Town found on Wikimedia Commons. With the winter solstice close, the days getting darker and the weather dull and rainy, it is sometimes nice to gain a little inspiration from the web. Personally I find the elements of narrow streets, […]

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A view of Exeter Chapel from Ship Street

This last Saturday, after weeks of cloudy weather, the sun makes a brief appearance to the crowds of Christmas shoppers in Oxford. I’m thankful that I largely don’t have to be part of this melee and focused instead on the golden orange light reflecting off the Cotswold Limestone around the colleges. One of my favourite […]

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