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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Line and wash of a Supermarine Walrus

As a bit of a change I sometimes do more illustrative line drawings or line and washes. Here is my latest; its an illustration based on an old WW2 search and rescue Biplane, the type that Eric Ravilious flew in as a war artist. Below is my drawing with a little bit of shading… And […]

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Starting to paint Gee’s restaurant, Oxford

Gee’s restaurant is set amongst the well-to-do Victorian houses on the Banbury Road in North Oxford. It occupies what was once a greenhouse and conservatory, built at the end of the 18th century as a sort of forerunner of our modern garden-centres. Back in the balmy days of summer I spent an hour or so […]

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A collection of canal boats

As the season quietens down I thought I’d gather up a few of my studies and sketches of narrow-boats from along the Oxford canal…

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