Painting Hastings Old Town

This is my painting of a street-view in the old town of Hastings, down on the south-east coast. My original drawing was done from a photograph found on the Wikimedia Commons, showing narrow streets, half-timbered buildings and Parish Church of St. Clements. My thanks to Wikimedia and to Stefan Noble for putting the photo up […]

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A view of Exeter Chapel from Ship Street

This last Saturday, after weeks of cloudy weather, the sun makes a brief appearance to the crowds of Christmas shoppers in Oxford. I’m thankful that I largely don’t have to be part of this melee and focused instead on the golden orange light reflecting off the Cotswold Limestone around the colleges. One of my favourite […]

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An alley in Evesham

Here is something of a departure for me. This is a painting from last year and it’s a view of an old alley leading to the church precinct in Evesham. This is part of the historic core of the town, in an area with many half-timbered buildings. The alley leads from an area of pubs, […]

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Adding watercolour to a drawing – By the River

This is an update on yesterdays post – “A view by the River”. It is a view across the Thames at Abingdon, with various cruisers and narrowboats moored up and St Mary’s Church in the background, but with relatively simple watercolour added. Here is yesterdays sketch for comparison, and a view of the sketch in-situ. […]

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