A watercolour sketch of Polruan Quay

A quick sketch and waterolour of the Quay and Boatyard at Polruan in Cornwall. Fowey across the river is better known but a short passenger ferry ride – or longer drive- takes you to Polruan. This is perhaps a better place to visit if you like to get away from the more obvious tourist spots. […]

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Cobblers Corner, Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a Spa town with echoes of past architectural glories dating back to Regency times. Like a lot of more prosperous English towns, its main shopping areas have been extensively redeveloped to incorporate quite a few large and shiney new stores and arcades. Thankfully some of the past vernacular survives – and is hopefully […]

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Arlington Row, Bibury

Another view of the cottages at Arlington Row in the Cotswold village of Bibury – or at least another attempt by me to produce a better watercolour of this view. Bibury is best known for the view of this row of what used to be workers’ cottages but it also has other attractions – such […]

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St. Michael's Church on Cornmarket, Oxford

Another watercolour street view in #Oxford, this a view of St. Michael’s Church on Cornmarket. Here the winter sun picking out the Saxon Tower and the half timbered ‘Pret’ building on this historic crossroads.

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Brasenose Old Quad, Oxford

A take on the famous Old Quad at Brasenose College in Oxford. This is a view towards the porter’s lodge and Radcliffe Square entrance. The dome of the ‘Camera’ in the background also adds to a sense of place. Whilst out sketching my previous piece I learnt that the ‘Camera’ in Radcliffe Camera refers back […]

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A view of Radcliffe Square, Oxford

Another of my watercolours of the view along Catte Street towards Radcliffe Square – with the afternoon light casting long shadows.

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Sennen Cove Boats

Another attempt at the boats hauled up at Sennen Cove in Cornwall. This time trying to make the contrast a bit more punchy and it seems to work – what do you think?

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