Local scenes paintings

painting of christ church oxford

I have commenced using a book to paint pictures in , the pages are good quality watercolour paper A4 size. This is the first page and is of Oxford’s Christ Church Cirencester castle

painting of Coxwell Barn

page 2 of my new venture. It is a painting of Coxwell Barn near where I live in Oxfordshire

painting of Cirencester castle

Page 3 Cirencester Castle

painting of a canal baot

Page 4 My children having an adventure on a canal boat here seen filling up with fresh water near Bath




watercolour picture of village hall

The village hall from another angle. The tree insists on being in the picture.I took a photo and copied that.

photo of a painting

Cottage in Manor Lane

painting of village pump

This view painting with Windsor and Newton inks but they can be applied with a brush and toned down with water. Very staining as my fingers found.


painting of village hall

Front view watercolour painting from a photo I took. Note the village pump on the right. ( Road sign omitted).

Water colour painting of local pub The Prince of Wales in Shrivenham

Stanton Fitzwarren hotel (and church just in the picture thanks to wide  piece of paper)

thatched cottage painting

Our friends thatched cottage

Water colour of the Crown Inn the original now hangs inside the Crown Inn.

watercolour painting

A water colour of thatched cottages in Shrivenham

painting of phone box

Phone box in Shrivenham

watercolour of Oxford

somewhere in Oxford water colour a4 size

painting of coleshill

I was in Coleshill , a National Trust village in the UK, when I took a photo of the white clock tower from the organic garden car park. I thought it would make a suitable subject for my series of Costwold paintings and here it is.


Pen and wash. First make sketch using water proof ink pen then apply a wash of water colour. It is a merger of two photos depicting the building either side of Manor Lane in Shrivenham  the village where I now live.


Next is the result of visit to Oxford with my brother in November 2016

water colour of Oxford

Oxford in the court yard of the Bodleian Library looking towards the famous arch over the road. Watercolour A4 size



The following 8 paintings  are scenes from in and around Shrivenham which filled a book ( there were actually more pages but some had to be cut out as not up to worth keeping!)


watercolour painting

Freight train on Shrivenham line



Scene in Manor lane Shrivenham


Vintage cars at the village fete


Church and village pump at Farnham


Village school in Shrivenham

A painting of my sons house but the tree got in the way


This is a watercolour based on a sketch made when I sat in the sunshine at Coleshill in the  Cotswolds.One day to make sketch and have a pic-nic. Second day to make a drawing for painting.Third day to paint in water-colour painted August 2015

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This next picture is of Burford in the Costwolds  Process similar fashion in water colour.


This is of the village pump at Shrivenham OxfordshirePump at Shrivenham




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