The colourful village of Riomaggiore.

A new drawing and watercolour of one of the colourful villages on the Cinque Terre coast of NW Italy. Here is my line and wash of Riomaggiore, which is probably the largest of the Cinque Terre villages, at the southern end of this area. The coast here is typically very rocky with steep slopes and […]

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The Tudor House on The Green, Northleach

Northleach in Gloucestershire is an old market town perhaps best know for its impressive ‘Wool’ church. The town has many fine stone buildings but for me the half-timbered Tudor House in an area known as ‘The Green’ is a star attraction. This building is presently occupied by a family Butchers at one end and a […]

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A sketch of the church at Brightwell Baldwin

Revisiting one of my sketchbooks today and having another go at a sketch of the St Bartholomew’s church at Brightwell Baldwin in SE Oxfordshire. Parts of the church date back to the 14th c. and it is a Grade 1 listed building. Now mostly alone out in the country except for a few houses – […]

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Stratford Upon Avon – half timbered

Travelling up to Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire and attempting another go at this row of half timbered buildings. The building on the right is the Garrick Inn, which apparently dates from the 14th C. Some nice carvings in there including animals and figureheads. This pub is also the subject of one of my earlier […]

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