Sketching in East Hagbourne.

East Hagbourne is a pretty village a couple of miles south of Didcot, in southern Oxfordshire. It has a handsome church, a 15th century stone cross and a core of thatched and half timbered houses – as well as a good pub. Here is a view of the village cross with ‘Tudor House’ and barn […]

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Sketching shops on the Cowley Road, east Oxford

The Cowley Road in east Oxford has a colourful mix of eateries, convenience stores, charity shops and pubs – and is a good spot for an occasional bit of urban sketching. Although the buildings here are a little rundown, there are still some interesting buildings-if you look. Setting up opposite a row of eateries this […]

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Sketching on the Placa de Quijano, Alicante

After doing a couple of sketches of the views over Alicante, I decided to drop down to one of the small squares on the edge of the old town. Here you are getting into an area with quite a few bars and nightclubs – which are mostly closed during the day. Finding a seat in […]

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Sketching a view towards Santa Cruz, Alicante

Those of you that follow my posts may have seen my sketch looking over the city towards the cathedral – sketching in Alicante. That was a view from the back of the old town at Santa Cruz towards the city. I went back to a spot near-by and did another view, this time towards the […]

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Drawing along the Calle San Roque, Alicante

After sketching a view over the city – ‘a view towards the cathedral’ – I walked down a flight of steps to one of the main walkways in this part of the old town. With the evening being quiet and few people about I decided I’d try sketching a view along the Calle San Roque. […]

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