A sketch of St. Mary’s church in Swinbrook, Oxfordshire

This is one of my earlier sketches of the church at Swinbrook in western Oxfordshire, a few miles along the Windrush valley from Burford. The church is presently undergoing repairs so is partly covered by scaffolding and a protective roof, but it is still a pretty village at this time of year – with a […]

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A view down Cornmarket Street in Oxford

Another attempt at the view down Cornmarket Street in Oxford. The tower is the old Saxon tower at the Church of St. Michael at the Northgate which formerly was next to the old city walls. The building in front of it is the timber framed buildings of Nos 26-27 Cornmarket, now housing a Pret and […]

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A church porch at Aston Upthorpe, Southern Oxfordshire

Between them the adjoining villages of Aston Upthorpe and Aston Tirrod have three churches, all of which are quite distinct in character. This is a watercolour of the porch of All Saints Church, which is probably the oldest of the three.

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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 County Hall in Abingdon

Here’s a different view of the rather impressive County Hall in Abingdon. For me this is a different style: a line drawing with solid blocks of colour infilling.

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