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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St. Peter’s Church at Upper Slaughter

After a series of boaty posts here is a view of St. Peter’s Church at Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds. A slightly different approach for me but I quite like the ‘spiky’ trees and grassy bank on this one. Upper Slaughter is a picturesque village not too far from Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Beyond the church […]

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