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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A watercolour sketch of Arlington Row, Bibury

Bibury is one of the classic Cotswolds villages and Arlington Row with its water meadow and clear water stream is definitely worth a visit. This is another of my watercolour studies of this row of picturesque cottages in the village and is one of several attempts at getting a decent painting of this view – […]

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A watercolour sketch of North Cerney Church

The North Cerney Church of All Saints is an outstanding church and dates from the 12th Century. It is set on the side of the Churn valley north of Cirencester. My view is of the western tower, with the afternoon Sun rapidly heading for the horizon.

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Arlington Row, Bibury

A watercolour of a fairly well known tourist view, Arlington Row, Bibury in the Cotswolds. Part of the attraction here is the clear stream that runs through the village, crossed by a small footbridge to Arlington Row and also the cottages and houses built in Cotswold stone, some with very pretty gardens. I’ve also done […]

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A watercolour sketch of Ewelme Church

A quick watercolour sketch of Ewelme Church, in Southern Oxfordshire. I’ve tried various sketches of Ewelme, but  have yet to produce a half- decent full watercolour. It is a lovely church – one of my favourites, but for some reason I find it difficult to do justice to it in paint If you don’t know […]

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