St. John’s Walk, Oxford

This is one of my watercolours of the view along the walk past St. John’s College on the way into Oxford. It is a view against the light so hopefully shows a little of this through the trees here.

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A study of boats in the shipbuilding yard at Polruan

Another in a series on boats, harbours and things coastal. This is a study of ships at the shipbuilding yard in Polruan, Cornwall. Polruan lies on the eastern side of the Fowey Estuary in southern Cornwall.  Whilst Fowey (usually pronounced ‘Foy’) on the opposite bank is more familiar to visitors, Polruan is just a short […]

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Porthleven Boat

This a painting of one of the boats – the  ‘Sharon Tracy’ – in Porthleven harbour, Cornwall. The cabin of this boat makes it appealing, with its larger glass windows – perhaps not so good for rough seas but better for a gentle days puttering? Also here a photograph of the Sharon Tracey on an […]

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Boats in a harbour

This is one of my old sketches – from many years ago – but I quite like the way that the partially abstracted washes suggest a windy day and you can imagine a windy, cold and quiet day – most people indoors or maybe in the pub!

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A watercolour sketch of Arlington Row, Bibury

Bibury is one of the classic Cotswolds villages and Arlington Row with its water meadow and clear water stream is definitely worth a visit. This is another of my watercolour studies of this row of picturesque cottages in the village and is one of several attempts at getting a decent painting of this view – […]

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A watercolour sketch of North Cerney Church

The North Cerney Church of All Saints is an outstanding church and dates from the 12th Century. It is set on the side of the Churn valley north of Cirencester. My view is of the western tower, with the afternoon Sun rapidly heading for the horizon.

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