Wayside Cottage

Out exploring the south Oxfordshire countryside and visiting the village of Blewbury. Finding some shade now that the Sun has finally come out and taking the time to do a line study of one of the many half timbered cottages in the village. Here is my finished watercolour sketch of this rather lovely cottage.

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The church of St. Thomas the Martyr, Oxford

The church of St. Thomas the Martyr was originally founded in the 12th century and was much modified in the 19th and 20th centuries. Now gradually decaying and perhaps mostly overlooked, the church is tucked away near the Oxford Railway Station and behind the old Jam Factory.

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Church Hanborough – in evening light

Amidst rain showers and cloud the Sun eventually came out when visiting Church Hanborough near Oxford. here is my quick watercolour sketch of the view – a bit rough and ready, but hopefully capturing something of the evening light.

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A Wantage street view

Out and about yesterday in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire. Amongst other things visiting the town of Wantage – and here is one of my street views of the town. This is the view from Market Place towards the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. It’s also from just outside the Dolphin […]

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The entrance to Broughton castle.

Another of my watercolours – this an update on a painting of the entrance tower to Broughton Castle in northern Oxfordshire. Broughton Castle is the home of the Fiennes family and is a moated manor set in parkland a few miles from Banbury. Once a centre for intrigue against Charles I, the castle was captured […]

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