The Waterstones building, Oxford. Pt. 2

Last week I posted a drawing of the Waterstones Bookshop in Oxford and was going to also post a watercolour of this drawing – but was rather overtaken by events. Here is that post. Below is my original sketch. If you are wondering, the large object to the left is a traffic sign – and […]

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Castle Cars, Oxford

This weekend it has been the annual Oxford ‘Open Doors’ where various colleges and other institutions open their doors to the public for a limited time. This year I ventured around a couple of the smaller colleges, doing a couple of drawings as I went, before visiting the Oxford Castle. Here there were a small […]

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Sketching the Oxford Waterstones

Yesterday, for the first time in a while, I ventured into Oxford to have a look around and do some sketching. The city is noticeably busier now that the summer holidays are over and the schools are back. I set up to draw the Waterstones building near the City’s old North Gate and luckily was […]

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The Stables at Tackley Manor

Tackley is a village a couple of miles off the main Oxford to Banbury road. One striking thing about the western side of the village is that it obviously developed around the 17th-century Manor. There is a small triangular green and a row of houses fronted by some rather grand windows and it is not […]

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Two drawings of Asthall Church

Asthall is a small village in West Oxfordshire. It is a few miles east of Burford along the Windrush valley and, although perhaps only a mile from the busy A40 road, is relatively quiet. I visited on a Saturday afternoon and apart from a few people walking to or from the pub it was almost […]

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