Drawing St. Mary’s church at Ashbury

This week I managed to get out the village of Ashbury in the Vale of the White Horse. Ashbury is one of a series of villages along the foot of the northern escarpment of the Marlborough Downs and is close to both Wayland’s Smithy and the ancient Ridgeway. The village also has a number of […]

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Sketching around Blenheim

This weekend I managed to visit Blenheim Palace again for an afternoon of sketching. With plenty of October sunshine and left pretty much alone this is a good place to sketch. Firstly I set up to draw the lake and the view back to Woodstock. This is pretty much the view in the photograph below […]

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Sketching houses in Church Hanborough

This is my drawing from yesterday’s sketching trip to the nearby village of Church Hanborough. There is a certin amount of licence in my drawing but I think that this might make a good base for a later painting. Below is my drawing and sketchbook ‘in-situ’. What a difference a day makes – yesterday there […]

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Sketching St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s at Church Hanborough, Oxfordshire.

Today I took advantage of some late September sunshine and ventured out to the nearby village of Church Hanborough. Despite the occasional passing shower I settled down to do a couple of drawings. This one is a view of the church and with the passing rain my drawing became a little smudgy. This is my […]

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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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