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
page 2 of my new venture. It is a painting of Coxwell Barn near where I live in Oxfordshire
Page 3 Cirencester Castle
Page 4 My children having an adventure on a canal boat here seen filling up with fresh water near Bath
The village hall from another angle. The tree insists on being in the picture.I took a photo and copied that.
Cottage in Manor Lane
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.
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)
Our friends thatched cottage
Water colour of the Crown Inn the original now hangs inside the Crown Inn.
A water colour of thatched cottages in Shrivenham
Phone box in Shrivenham
somewhere in Oxford water colour a4 size
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
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!)
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
This next picture is of Burford in the Costwolds Process similar fashion in water colour.
This is of the village pump at Shrivenham Oxfordshire