Working up a sketch of the Radcliffe Camera

It has been a quiet month. With the latest lockdown biting after Christmas and the weather remaining dull, cold and wet for most of January, it’s been a good month to ‘hibernate’ and do other things. With the return of some slightly better weather there comes a smidgen of optimism, maybe the days will grow […]

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A view of Exeter Chapel from Ship Street

This last Saturday, after weeks of cloudy weather, the sun makes a brief appearance to the crowds of Christmas shoppers in Oxford. I’m thankful that I largely don’t have to be part of this melee and focused instead on the golden orange light reflecting off the Cotswold Limestone around the colleges. One of my favourite […]

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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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