The Half Moon Pub at Cuxham

Cuxham is a small village in southern Oxfordshire. The village straddles a small stream, the Marlbrook, with some large farm buildings to the west and a small church that originally dates back to pre-Norman times. For me this is usually a stop on the way to Watlington, about another mile or so to the southeast. […]

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A sketch of the church at Brightwell Baldwin

Revisiting one of my sketchbooks today and having another go at a sketch of the St Bartholomew’s church at Brightwell Baldwin in SE Oxfordshire. Parts of the church date back to the 14th c. and it is a Grade 1 listed building. Now mostly alone out in the country except for a few houses – […]

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A watercolour view of Charlbury, Oxfordshire.

Today finishing a watercolour version of a sketch I did a few days ago. This a view from the approach to the small town of Charlbury, which is on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds. For comparison here is a view of my original sketch of Charlbury in-situ.

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A sketch of Charlbury

Out and about again. A blustery day, cloud and occasional Sun in a biting wind. Stopping on the outskirts of Charlbury, which is about 10 miles northwest of Oxford and on the edge of the Cotswolds. Perched on a dry stone wall to draw this view of the eastern approach to the town – with […]

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