Drawing Oxford Broad Street

It has been a showery week but in the sunnier intervals I’ve been around Oxford some more and have completed several new sketches. A couple of days ago I managed to get into the city relatively early and drew some of the shops that front Broad Street – a mix of old buildings with colourful […]

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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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Holiday sketching in Alicante

For the first time in a couple of years I have managed to get away on holiday to Spain – and as usual I took my travel sketchbook. The easing pandemic restrictions meant an opportunity to have a holiday in (mostly) sunny Alicante again. The flights were ‘interesting’. There were disruptions, delays and a lot […]

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The view from Shipton canal bridge

On another cold day I went out to explore some more of the canal along from Thrupp. This time I walked along the local footpaths to the church and canal bridge at Shipton on Cherwell. With the temperatures dropping and the smoke from the narrow-boats mingling with a fog drifting over the nearby fields this […]

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A view of Thrupp Basin

Yesterday I was out drawing along the canal at Thrupp and was out again today, braving the mud and frost to savour the twilight and canal woodsmoke at dusk. My photo above is from yesterday and shows my sketch in-situ at the Thrupp basin, a broad turning point and moorings on the Oxford Canal about […]

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