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, butĀ  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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A view of Manarola, on the Cinque Terre Coast, Italy

One of a series of my painting from along the picturesque Cinque Terre ( or ‘Five Earths’) Coast in northwest Italy. The coastline here is rocky and rugged, with small fishing villages intermittently along it. Nowadays more of a tourist destination- but the local fisherman do still go out and well worth a visit. Also […]

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Boats at St Ives

One from the summer – a watercolour of fishing boats in St Ives harbour at low tide. If you can get the tides right, have reasonable weather and most important to actually find a parking space, then a walk around the harbour at St. Ives can be a pleasant experience -especially if it is followed […]

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Downham Hill

Something a little different today – this a watercolour landscape of Downham Hill near Dursley in Gloucestershire. TheĀ  countryside around here is a treat – with the Cotswold escarpment and the impressive hillfort of Uley Bury just to the east.

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