Paradise Street

After recently being away on holiday to Spain I thought I’d revisit Oxford City centre for a bit of Urban sketching. The area between the new Westgate Shopping centre and the Castle is something of a favourite to sketch. Perhaps it is the contrast between the glittering new shopping centre and the remnants of the […]

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Down on the Calle Gran Capitan, Alicante

Not every day is sunny and warm in Spain and they do occasionally have the odd rainy day or week – just not as often as England. We had a couple of rainy days on our holiday but not so much as to dampen our spirits. On a rainy afternoon I took a walk and […]

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The Whiskey Cafe, Alicante

Just along from my last sketch of ‘Houses beneath the Castle’ in Alicante is a terrace cafe. I’m not sure what it’s real name is but we call it ‘The Whiskey Cafe’. This is on the edge of the old town and a pleasant spot for a early evening drink after a bit of exploring […]

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Sketching in Alicante : part II

Last week I posted a sketch of a row of colourful houses beneath the Castle in Alicante, Spain as ‘Holiday sketching in Alicante‘ I extended the drawing out to include pretty much the view in my header photograph (above). Below is a view of the panorama across both sheets of my sketchbook. My first sketch […]

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Holiday sketching in Alicante

For the first time in a couple of years I have managed to get away on holiday to Spain – and as usual I took my travel sketchbook. The easing pandemic restrictions meant an opportunity to have a holiday in (mostly) sunny Alicante again. The flights were ‘interesting’. There were disruptions, delays and a lot […]

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