The Guitarist

Here is another of my Oxford townscapes. Taking a walk around the town – on a cold and bright day – and struck by the view of this guitarist casting shadows against the light. So trying a slightly different technique, here’s my take on that view.

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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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No. 26 Cornmarket, Oxford

Another of my studies of buildings around Oxford. This is a view of No.26 on the corner of Cornmarket and Ship Street in Oxford.

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A view of St. Mary’s Passage against the light

Experimenting a little with a simplified (for me) watercolour of this townscape. This walkway is known as St.Mary’s Passage, next to St. Mary’s Church, in central Oxford. For those in the know the walkway is famous as the inspiration for a scene in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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The Eastgate Hotel, High Street, Oxford

The Eastgate Hotel, Oxford One of my more experimental watercolours, this is a view of one of Oxford’s old coaching inns – the Eastgate Hotel on the High Street. Originally a 17th c. Hotel at the former Eastern city gate, the hotel is now owned by the Mercure group and now houses an Italian restaurant […]

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The Natural History Museum, Oxford

The Museum building was started in the mid 19th century to house natural history specimens from the Ashmolean Museum and the University. It was built in the neo-Gothic style – the inside of the museum has an extensive glass roof supported by cast iron columns and resembles nothing so much as a large and ornate […]

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