St. Michael's Church on Cornmarket, Oxford

Another watercolour street view in #Oxford, this a view of St. Michael’s Church on Cornmarket. Here the winter sun picking out the Saxon Tower and the half timbered ‘Pret’ building on this historic crossroads.

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Brasenose Old Quad, Oxford

A take on the famous Old Quad at Brasenose College in Oxford. This is a view towards the porter’s lodge and Radcliffe Square entrance. The dome of the ‘Camera’ in the background also adds to a sense of place. Whilst out sketching my previous piece I learnt that the ‘Camera’ in Radcliffe Camera refers back […]

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A view of Radcliffe Square, Oxford

Another of my watercolours of the view along Catte Street towards Radcliffe Square – with the afternoon light casting long shadows.

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St. James’s Church at Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxfordshire

The charming village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is just to the west of Wallingford in southern Oxfordshire. The village is actually two villages – Brightwell and Sotwell – that have grown and been paired together. This might account for its sprawling and sometimes confusing layout. Apparently, it has four churches – so far I have only found […]

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The ‘Magic Dragon’ at Clifton Hampden

This small boat – The ‘Magic Dragon’ – is a converted working boat and a favourite of mine on the River. It is seen here at Clifton Hampden on the Thames, south of Oxford. My sketch for the day.

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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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