A sketch of the Church of Santa Cruz, Alicante

A quick sketch of the Church of Santa Cruz, high up in the old town in Alicante. A pleasant spot to spend an evening, with views of the church and the castle as well as the modern town and port.

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The entrance to Broughton castle.

Another of my watercolours – this an update on a painting of the entrance tower to Broughton Castle in northern Oxfordshire. Broughton Castle is the home of the Fiennes family and is a moated manor set in parkland a few miles from Banbury. Once a centre for intrigue against Charles I, the castle was captured […]

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Arlington Row, Bibury – another watercolour sketch

Bibury is a favourite with tourists visiting the Cotswolds and this row of workers cottages next to a water meadow and its clear water stream is definitely worth a visit. This is another of my watercolour studies of this row of picturesque cottages and is one of several attempts at improving my interpretation of this […]

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Cornmarket Busker, Oxford

Another of my Oxford Townscapes – this a view of a guitarist / singer outside of St. Michael’s on the Northgate, on Cornmarket Street, Oxford. Oxford gets some talented performers and Cornmarket is probably a prime spot, though the other day we had an opera singer outside of Marks and Sparks!

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Broughton Castle – the tower gate.

Visiting Broughton Castle near Banbury over Easter – this is a bit of a tradition – to go for tea and cakes – and hoping the the weather isn’t too bad. This year it was sunny with Victoria sponge Cake – and resulted with this watercolour view of the entrance from across the moat.

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A view of Blenheim Palace

Here is one of my sketch views of Blenheim Palace and grounds. This is the view from just inside the town gate if you approach Blenheim from Woodstock- also good as part of a walk around the lake.

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