Adding watercolour to a drawing – By the River

This is an update on yesterdays post – “A view by the River”. It is a view across the Thames at Abingdon, with various cruisers and narrowboats moored up and St Mary’s Church in the background, but with relatively simple watercolour added. Here is yesterdays sketch for comparison, and a view of the sketch in-situ. […]

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A view by the river in Abingdon

I took a walk by the River Thames in Abingdon today and decided to try drawing the scene above while the Sun was out and it was slightly warmer than it has been. I didn’t freeze so it can’t have been too bad… The result is my drawing below, a view across the river to […]

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St. Mary’s Church, Oakley, Buckinghamshire

On a sunny but cold day I took the opportunity to go out to visit the hilltop village of Brill in Buckinghamshire. Brill is probably best known as a former pottery centre, with its quarried hilltop and a picturesque windmill with views of the surrounding countryside. It was too cold to linger for long so […]

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Sketching the church at Sandford St. Martin, Oxfordshire

I decided to make the most of a cold but sunny day yesterday to go out and do a little exploring of a couple of churches in the Oxfordshire countryside. In late November the light doesn’t last very long and the cold is not really conducive to loitering around too long to draw or sketch. […]

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