A sketch of Broad Street, Oxford

A rough sketch of buildings on Broad Street in Oxford. From left to right are the Weston library, the former Indian Institute, the Clarendon building and the Sheldonian Theatre.

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A view of Manarola, on the Cinque Terre Coast, Italy

One of a series of my painting from along the picturesque Cinque Terre ( or ‘Five Earths’) Coast in northwest Italy. The coastline here is rocky and rugged, with small fishing villages intermittently along it. Nowadays more of a tourist destination- but the local fisherman do still go out and well worth a visit. Also […]

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Boats at St Ives

One from the summer – a watercolour of fishing boats in St Ives harbour at low tide. If you can get the tides right, have reasonable weather and most important to actually find a parking space, then a walk around the harbour at St. Ives can be a pleasant experience -especially if it is followed […]

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Downham Hill

Something a little different today – this a watercolour landscape of Downham Hill near Dursley in Gloucestershire. TheĀ  countryside around here is a treat – with the Cotswold escarpment and the impressive hillfort of Uley Bury just to the east.

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A colour sketch of Polperro Harbour

Here’s yet another view of Polperro Harbour in south-east Cornwall. This is a fairly simplified watercolour sketch – but also trying this in a Seawhite pad which seems to hold the colour pretty well.

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The Old Marina Railway Station, Alicante

This is a study of one of the buildings of the Old Marina Railway Station in Alicante, Spain. I spent about an hour drawing this early on a workaday morning – enlivened by fireworks and music from a local festival of the Virgen del Socorro.

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A view from Hotel Maya, Alicante

Here is a sketch I made on holiday – the afternoon siesta a good time to do some sketching if you can find some shade – sketching is better than sleep! This is a view of apartments between the castle and the beach in Alicante, Spain.

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