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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A watercolour sketch of Arlington Row, Bibury

Bibury is one of the classic Cotswolds villages and Arlington Row with its water meadow and clear water stream is definitely worth a visit. This is another of my watercolour studies of this row of picturesque cottages in the village and is one of several attempts at getting a decent painting of this view – […]

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Arlington Row, Bibury

A watercolour of a fairly well known tourist view, Arlington Row, Bibury in the Cotswolds. Part of the attraction here is the clear stream that runs through the village, crossed by a small footbridge to Arlington Row and also the cottages and houses built in Cotswold stone, some with very pretty gardens. I’ve also done […]

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A watercolour sketch of Ewelme Church

A quick watercolour sketch of Ewelme Church, in Southern Oxfordshire. I’ve tried various sketches of Ewelme, but  have yet to produce a half- decent full watercolour. It is a lovely church – one of my favourites, but for some reason I find it difficult to do justice to it in paint If you don’t know […]

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On the corner of Ship Street and Cornmarket, Oxford

Another watercolour of a favorite subject – No.s 26 – 27 on the corner of Ship Street and Cornmarket in Oxford. This building has seen many changes. Now it houses a Pret and a currency Exchange, but it was originally built around 1386. The building is owned by Jesus College and was at one time […]

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The Hertford College ‘Bridge of Sighs’.

One of Oxford’s famous landmarks – the Hertford College ‘Bridge of Sighs’. This differs from the original ‘Bridge of Sighs’ is in Venice in that it was built to provide safe passage for students and staff of the college during rowdier times – now a favourite spot for the odd photograph.

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