The George Hotel, Dorchester on Thames

A couple of weeks ago I managed to have a day out and part of that was to visit Dorchester on Thames, which is about 10 miles south of Oxford. Dorchester on Thames is probably best known for its Abbey but it also has a fine collection of old houses and buildings, amongst them is […]

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Drawing of Combe Church – a village landscape

I’ve been taking advantage of some better weather and these longer summer evenings to do some drawing out in the Oxfordshire countryside. The photo above is my latest landscape sketch of the church and village at Combe, near Oxford. Here’s a view without the drawing, this from across the village sports grounds – the scene […]

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Drawing Combe from the Green

These longer days and warmer weather make it easier to get out to do some drawing and the photo above is of my drawing in the Oxfordshire village of Combe. Combe seems like a fairly quiet place generally and I pretty much had the whole of the village green to myself whilst drawing. There is […]

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Sketching The Rusty bicycle Pub

While out having some lunch at one of my favourite cafes, on the Magdalen Road in East Oxford, I also took the opportunity to draw the pub opposite. Above is my sketch in situ and below is my drawing of ‘The Rusty Bicycle’. If you are wondering, yes that is indeed an old bicycle hanging […]

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Canal sketching

The weather has been improving and the summer is finally here. In the UK the canals are probably at their busiest, with people enjoying the peace and tranquility of holidaying on the canals. Well, relative tranquility, as some of the locks are quite busy and finding a mooring might be a bit of a problem. […]

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