A view of St. Mary’s Passage against the light

Experimenting a little with a simplified (for me) watercolour of this townscape. This walkway is known as St.Mary’s Passage, next to St. Mary’s Church, in central Oxford. For those in the know the walkway is famous as the inspiration for a scene in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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The Eastgate Hotel, High Street, Oxford

The Eastgate Hotel, Oxford One of my more experimental watercolours, this is a view of one of Oxford’s old coaching inns – the Eastgate Hotel on the High Street. Originally a 17th c. Hotel at the former Eastern city gate, the hotel is now owned by the Mercure group and now houses an Italian restaurant […]

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A study for ‘Oxford Morning’

This was a study done whilst working up ideas for my watercolour painting seen elsewhere on this blog as ‘Oxford Morning’ This is the view looking south from the corner of Broad Street and Catte Street in the center of Oxford and is just around the corner from the Hertford College ‘Bridge of Sighs’. Incidentally […]

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The Natural History Museum, Oxford

The Museum building was started in the mid 19th century to house natural history specimens from the Ashmolean Museum and the University. It was built in the neo-Gothic style – the inside of the museum has an extensive glass roof supported by cast iron columns and resembles nothing so much as a large and ornate […]

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St. John’s Walk, Oxford

This is one of my watercolours of the view along the walk past St. John’s College on the way into Oxford. It is a view against the light so hopefully shows a little of this through the trees here.

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