A sketch of Alicante Castle

Back from holiday to a cloudy and damp England – so I’m posting one of my watercolour sketches of Alicante Castle – you can almost hear the cicades! Now where is that Pina Colada?

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Broughton Castle – the tower gate.

Visiting Broughton Castle near Banbury over Easter – this is a bit of a tradition – to go for tea and cakes – and hoping the the weather isn’t too bad. This year it was sunny with Victoria sponge Cake – and resulted with this watercolour view of the entrance from across the moat.

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A view of Blenheim Palace

Here is one of my sketch views of Blenheim Palace and grounds. This is the view from just inside the town gate if you approach Blenheim from Woodstock- also good as part of a walk around the lake.

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Arlington Row, Bibury

Arlington Row is a well known Cotswolds beauty spot in the village of Bibury. This row of cottages, set next to the stream and water meadows, would have originally have been estate or workers cottages. Now preserved as a tourist attraction but also as desirable lived-in cottages -as long as you don’t mind tourists loitering […]

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A view of Arlington Row, Bibury

Here’s one of my more picturesque landscapes – a view of Arlington Row in the Cotswold village of Bibury. This is a slightly fore-shortened view from the footbridge over the river. The combination of a clear water river, abundant water meadows and the row of old stone cottages is a favourite with tourists visiting Arlington […]

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The fishing boat LN8 ‘Blucher’ at Wells-next-the-Sea

One of my watercolour sketches of the quay and boats out along the river at the North Norfolk town of Well-next-the-Sea. Wells is a pretty place, if a little over-run by tourists in the summer-time. Despite this it is still a charming place with its miniature railway, the ebb and flow of the tides and […]

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A study of boats in the shipbuilding yard at Polruan

Another in a series on boats, harbours and things coastal. This is a study of ships at the shipbuilding yard in Polruan, Cornwall. Polruan lies on the eastern side of the Fowey Estuary in southern Cornwall.  Whilst Fowey (usually pronounced ‘Foy’) on the opposite bank is more familiar to visitors, Polruan is just a short […]

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