Collecting more motorbikes – this time a Honda Monkey Bike!

On a rainy day I’ve been doing a couple of drawings and some watercolouring, including this line and watercolour ‘illustration’ – this time of a little Honda Monkey bike. It continues a bit of a theme with me – of doing line and wash type drawings of motorbikes, something that I’d like to develop further. […]

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The Chequers sign on Broad Street. Oxford

This is a view of Broad Street in Oxford with the sign for the Chequers Pub in the foreground. The Chequers is actually down one of the narrow side alleys off the High Street, one of several old pubs in this part of town. The sign itself is quite qwerky, consisting of the chequred shield, […]

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Urban sketching – The ‘Liason’ Restaurant on Castle St. Oxford

For a change I travelled into Oxford today, to visit the library, the Gloucester Green Market and as it happens – to do some townscape sketching. Settling for a spot on Castle Street, I set to drawing the semi derilict former Chinese ( Cantonese,Peking & Szechen) restaurant. This building is next to the Whetherspoons on […]

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Drawing in the formal gardens at Blenheim

Apart from an afternoon visiting a recent food festival I havn’t been back to Blenheim Palace for a while. I have however been meaning to go back to do some more drawing and sketching, so today on a cloudy Bank Holiday Monday I decided to give it a go. Setting my self up in the […]

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Canal boats – an initial drawing

I’ve been out along the local canal again, dodging more showers and exploring. The above drawing is my initial study of a couple of boats moored up just outside Oxford. Here is a photo below – I think the narrowboat is called ‘Moonstone’. Below is a slightly closer view of my drawing – I was […]

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