The view from Shipton canal bridge

On another cold day I went out to explore some more of the canal along from Thrupp. This time I walked along the local footpaths to the church and canal bridge at Shipton on Cherwell. With the temperatures dropping and the smoke from the narrow-boats mingling with a fog drifting over the nearby fields this […]

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Urban sketching – a drawing of shops at Temple Cowley

I thought I’d put up something a little different today – a bit of urban sketching from around Oxford. This is a view of what may be taken as unprepossessing shops on Between Towns Road at Temple Cowley, Oxford. A couple of the aspects that I like from this view that I like are the […]

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Canal boats – an initial drawing

I’ve been out along the local canal again, dodging more showers and exploring. The above drawing is my initial study of a couple of boats moored up just outside Oxford. Here is a photo below – I think the narrowboat is called ‘Moonstone’. Below is a slightly closer view of my drawing – I was […]

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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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