A rainy day in Oxford – drawing The Swan & Castle

Yesterday was a day of downpours with a few rumbles of thunder thrown in. Despite this I decided to head into Oxford against a darkening sky and made for the central library. In these C-19 days, the University is quiet, the legions of studying students are missing, and with the computers turned off, I guess […]

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St. Mary’s Skyline, Oxford

After a bit of a break I thought I’d return to some more local drawing and watercolour. This is a view of part of the skyline of St. Mary’s Church in central Oxford. It is probably better known as the church facing the Radcliffe Camera on the southern side of the square. The view from […]

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A watercolour of Beckley Church

This week I’ve been working on some drawings of the church in the village of Beckley, a few miles north of Oxford. Yesterday I posted one of the resulting drawings and have since done this rather simple watercolour of the scene. This is a watercolour on cartridge paper so a little different from my usual […]

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Drawing Beckley Church

I’ve been making the odd visit to the village of Beckley, a few miles north of Oxford, to draw their church. Beckley is on the upper slopes of hills overlooking floodplains at Otmoor, with views to the north. It is a quiet place, full of very nice cottages, houses and the odd historic Manor house. […]

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