The view from Shipton canal bridge

On another cold day I went out to explore some more of the canal along from Thrupp. This time I walked along the local footpaths to the church and canal bridge at Shipton on Cherwell. With the temperatures dropping and the smoke from the narrow-boats mingling with a fog drifting over the nearby fields this […]

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Two watercolour sketches of Blenheim Palace

Previously I’ve done a few sketches and the occasional watercolour of Blenheim Palace. Here I’m just playing around with a couple of similar watercolour sketches of the Palace and its landscaped surroundings. Although these are far from polished they are quite fun to do and spark a few ideas -perhaps in the summer to do […]

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A sketch of Eyemouth Harbour

As Christmas turns to New Year and New year turns to …uh.. early January, so it is perhaps time for a new beginning, or at least something a little different from a lot of Christmas-y stuff. For this WordPress post that means I’ve been looking at old drawings and photos and have made a new […]

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A Chipping Camden line & wash landscape

Chipping Camden is very much a Cotswolds town, with a fine wool church and history to go with it. It is also a good place to go for a walk, although preferably in balmy sunshine rather than yet another cloudy winter’s day. Having said that it does also have a fair selection of teashops, cafes […]

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Sketching and drawing the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Yesterday I took a few moments to stand and sketch the Cupola of the Sheldonian Theatre again. The nearby Radcliffe Square was full of heavy-duty filming equipment with powerful spotlights illuminating the Radcliffe Camera itself for a new film, Willy Wonka, apparently. Walking through the quad at the Bodleian to the Sheldonian was stepping away […]

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