Drawing of Combe Church – a village landscape

I’ve been taking advantage of some better weather and these longer summer evenings to do some drawing out in the Oxfordshire countryside. The photo above is my latest landscape sketch of the church and village at Combe, near Oxford. Here’s a view without the drawing, this from across the village sports grounds – the scene […]

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Canal sketching

The weather has been improving and the summer is finally here. In the UK the canals are probably at their busiest, with people enjoying the peace and tranquility of holidaying on the canals. Well, relative tranquility, as some of the locks are quite busy and finding a mooring might be a bit of a problem. […]

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The view from Sticks ‘n’ Sushi on the Westgate Centre, Oxford

A favourite place to eat in Oxford is the Sticks ‘n’ Sushi restaurant on the roof of the Westgate Shopping Centre. With friendly staff, good rice and soup amongst other things and a great view, this is a good place to do a little sketching if you have the time and want to take in […]

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Drawing Rousham

This weekend with the weather improving I took a ride out down country lanes to Rousham House in North Oxfordshire. I wasn’t specifically going to visit to house and gardens themselves but to visit the adjacent (12th C) church with its clipped Yew trees. I also found a different view of the house and stables […]

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A south oxfordshire Landscape – looking towards Cholsey

About a month ago I was out sketching the South Oxfordshire countryside, which resulted in my post ‘Sketching Cholsey‘ (6th April). This is an update on that post – with my initial watercolour of the landscape looking towards Cholsey. Below is my original drawing and a view of the drawing in-situ. And a panoramic close […]

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