Sketching – from the Saxon Tower to Boswells

Sketching today in Oxford. A broody sort of day but managing to sketch for half-an-hour or so without getting interupted. Even managing to sing along with the guy playing guitar there though perhaps less tunefully. This is a view from the Saxon Tower at St. Michaels to Boswells department store and Waterstones on the corner. […]

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Ewelme Church and Almshouses

A watercolour sketch of the church and almshouses at Ewelme in South Oxfordshire. This is one of my favorite churches, combining a great sense of history with a glorious setting in the rolling countryside of South Oxfordshire. The church was already old when it was rebuilt in the 15th C. under the auspices of William […]

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A beached fishing boat at Cadgwith Cove

Another of my watercolour studies of Cadgwith Cove in Cornwall. One of the small fleet of fishing boats pulled ashore in front of the boat sheds and overlooking cottages.

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A watercolour sketch of Polruan Quay

A quick sketch and waterolour of the Quay and Boatyard at Polruan in Cornwall. Fowey across the river is better known but a short passenger ferry ride – or longer drive- takes you to Polruan. This is perhaps a better place to visit if you like to get away from the more obvious tourist spots. […]

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Arlington Row, Bibury

Another view of the cottages at Arlington Row in the Cotswold village of Bibury – or at least another attempt by me to produce a better watercolour of this view. Bibury is best known for the view of this row of what used to be workers’ cottages but it also has other attractions – such […]

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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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