Experimenting with a colour sketch of Ewelme schoolhouse

Today experimenting with a line and wash style painting of the historic schoolhouses at Ewelme in southern Oxfordshire. The school was built in medieval times using a distinctive red brick and is probably the oldest functioning school in England . I guess that doesn’t really excuse my slightly over-the-top use of red in this sketch, […]

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A watercolour sketch of cottages at Bishopstone

Exploring of the villages along the foot of the Ridgeway in southern Oxfordshire and Wiltshire escarpment. I posted a drawing of cottages in the village of Bishopstone a couple of days ago and here is that drawing as a watercolour sketch.

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A watercolour sketch of Ewelme Church

Leading a quiet life for awhile.. but intending to do a more ambitious drawing and painting of the church and almshouses at Ewelme. in the meantime here is a watercolour sketch of the church, with the almshouses to the right And here is a photo of this rather lovely church – for comparison

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A study of a one of the carved heads decorating the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Outside the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, the walls are decorated by a series of carved heads. These are the third generation of stone heads here and they are sometimes known as ‘the Sheldonian Emperors’, although they could just as well represent philosophers.. Some of the present generation of heads generally has a startled or even […]

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