Campo San Barnaba Venice

Campo San Barnaba Venice

Paintings of Venice – Campo San Barnaba This square is one of my favourite haunts in Venice. I have painted it at that time of day in the summer when everything moves slowly and even the gondoliers sit about like cats in the sunshine. Time to sit in the shade of...
Brasenose College Oxford

Brasenose College Oxford

This is a pen, Indian ink and watercolour study of Brasenose College quad, with the Radcliffe Camera and the spire of St. Mary’s looming behind. I have tried to keep the treatment of the subject simple and direct with just a few washes of colour and the minimum of...
Tom Tower Oxford

Tom Tower Oxford

Tom Tower stands at the entrance to Christchurch College quad, a lovely bell tower conceived by Cardinal Wolsey and finished by Christopher Wren. This is a sketch using Indian ink and watercolour trying to catch early Spring sunshine from across St. Aldates....
Rio dei Mendicanti, Venice

Rio dei Mendicanti, Venice

This is a canal view that is typical of Venice and at first glance could be anywhere. But it is at one corner of the campo (or square) of S.Giovanni and Paulo, an impressive set piece of theatre with a large equestrian statue and lots of cafe tables. I like this...