St. Peter's Church at Upper Slaughter

After a series of boaty posts here is a view of St. Peter’s Church at Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds. A slightly different approach for me but I quite like the ‘spiky’ trees and grassy bank on this one. Upper Slaughter is a picturesque village not too far from Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Beyond the church […]

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Sketching – from the Saxon Tower to Boswells

Sketching today in Oxford. A broody sort of day but managing to sketch for half-an-hour or so without getting interupted. Even managing to sing along with the guy playing guitar there though perhaps less tunefully. This is a view from the Saxon Tower at St. Michaels to Boswells department store and Waterstones on the corner. […]

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The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Here’s my somewhat frivolous take on a view of this famous Oxford landmark – The Radcliffe Camera in Radcliffe Square. The Camera is part of the Bodleian Library and for students and members of the library that prefer to, can be accessed via a underground tunnel which connects to the rest of the Bodleian.

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Ewelme Church and Almshouses

A watercolour sketch of the church and almshouses at Ewelme in South Oxfordshire. This is one of my favorite churches, combining a great sense of history with a glorious setting in the rolling countryside of South Oxfordshire. The church was already old when it was rebuilt in the 15th C. under the auspices of William […]

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Cobblers Corner, Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a Spa town with echoes of past architectural glories dating back to Regency times. Like a lot of more prosperous English towns, its main shopping areas have been extensively redeveloped to incorporate quite a few large and shiney new stores and arcades. Thankfully some of the past vernacular survives – and is hopefully […]

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Arlington Row, Bibury

Another view of the cottages at Arlington Row in the Cotswold village of Bibury – or at least another attempt by me to produce a better watercolour of this view. Bibury is best known for the view of this row of what used to be workers’ cottages but it also has other attractions – such […]

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St. Michael's Church on Cornmarket, Oxford

Another watercolour street view in #Oxford, this a view of St. Michael’s Church on Cornmarket. Here the winter sun picking out the Saxon Tower and the half timbered ‘Pret’ building on this historic crossroads.

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