Sketching in Blewbury

Blewbury is a village at the foot of the Berkshire downs in southern Oxfordshire. This is an area of rolling countryside still relatively untouched by the sprawl of new housing estates encroaching from the north. Blewbury has some lovely old buildings and is well worth a visit. It also has a rather fine church green […]

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Sketching shops on the Cowley Road, east Oxford

The Cowley Road in east Oxford has a colourful mix of eateries, convenience stores, charity shops and pubs – and is a good spot for an occasional bit of urban sketching. Although the buildings here are a little rundown, there are still some interesting buildings-if you look. Setting up opposite a row of eateries this […]

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Back in Oxford – sketching The Mitre

After being away on holiday and sketching in Alicante, I thought I’d catch up on a few little projects around Oxford. With the change in the seasons accelerating, it is again something to get used to – and is more about overcoats than T-shirts. After a wander around the city, I decided to draw one […]

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Sketching on the Placa de Quijano, Alicante

After doing a couple of sketches of the views over Alicante, I decided to drop down to one of the small squares on the edge of the old town. Here you are getting into an area with quite a few bars and nightclubs – which are mostly closed during the day. Finding a seat in […]

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Sketching a view towards Santa Cruz, Alicante

Those of you that follow my posts may have seen my sketch looking over the city towards the cathedral – sketching in Alicante. That was a view from the back of the old town at Santa Cruz towards the city. I went back to a spot near-by and did another view, this time towards the […]

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