Working up a sketch of the Radcliffe Camera

It has been a quiet month. With the latest lockdown biting after Christmas and the weather remaining dull, cold and wet for most of January, it’s been a good month to ‘hibernate’ and do other things. With the return of some slightly better weather there comes a smidgen of optimism, maybe the days will grow […]

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A view by the river in Abingdon

I took a walk by the River Thames in Abingdon today and decided to try drawing the scene above while the Sun was out and it was slightly warmer than it has been. I didn’t freeze so it can’t have been too bad… The result is my drawing below, a view across the river to […]

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Sketching the church at Sandford St. Martin, Oxfordshire

I decided to make the most of a cold but sunny day yesterday to go out and do a little exploring of a couple of churches in the Oxfordshire countryside. In late November the light doesn’t last very long and the cold is not really conducive to loitering around too long to draw or sketch. […]

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Sketching Merton Street in Oxford

Today the Sun came out for the first time in a while – and the rain held off, so I spent the afternoon walking around Oxford in search of viewpoints and light. Most of the city is still surprisingly busy, but with something like 24,000 students in residence that might to be expected. I however […]

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