Woozle hunt held in Shrivenham every boxing day. Woozle lairs are marked with a signboard and we follow the vicar from one location to another.
The vicar is suitably attired and has a hunting horn which he blows to encourage the hunters to follow. There are a group of Save the Woozle suporters who try to disrupt proceedings (in a friendly way.) Children read our cracker jokes to entice the Woozle out.
In his book he tells me not to worry about accuracy as this may lead to tightness; concentrate on capturing the atmosphere with full clear washes. I have had a go at copying one his pictures from his book.
I used to look at the lake from the hotel grounds. Now I visit the lake and look up at the hotel . Sat on a picnic bench and made a sketch then when I got home did a watercolour using my sketch and photos for reference.
Another view of thatched cottages in the high street.
Following a visit to Cirencester UK with my wife (her birthday treat) I was impressed with the abbey in the town centre a picture that I tried to paint.