A day trip to Marlborough

Last week I took a day trip to the old market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire – in search of inspiration and perhaps a little sketching. Marlborough is on an old coaching route from London to Bristol, Bath and to the west country and is perhaps most famous for its broad High Street, lined with […]

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St. Mary’s church, Adderbury

Here is one of my slightly older watercolours – it is of St Mary’s Church in Adderbury. This is an imposing church, one of the largest in northern Oxfordshire and features an ornate Lady Chapel built in the perpendicular style. Like a lot of country churches it is a little off the main roads but […]

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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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Swinbrook Church

Here is one of my older watercolours – of St. Mary’s Church in the small village of Swinbrook. Swinbrook is in a small river valley a few miles to the east of Burford. The church itself isn’t that inspiring from the outside, though its setting on raised ground in the village is interesting – and […]

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A painting of Hampton Gay Church – the first washes

Here are the results after applying the first washes to my drawing of Hampton Gay church. This is laying in the basis for the greenery, the church and churchyard walls and a basic sky – so definitely unfinished – and yes it does get better with the final washes… Here is the original drawing for […]

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