I have painted Oxford quite a lot through the years, but I always go back to painting the dreaming spires there. I think it might be the name that draws me in! The name was coined by poet Matthew Arnold and Oxford is known as the city of the dreaming spires.

This time I really wanted my city scapes to have the same soft or blended look as my bird paintings. Several break downs and urges to throw my painting away I managed this..

oxford dreaming1

….and I felt really pleased with it. The composition went through many configurations but sectioning areas in the foreground seemed to be successful for me. This painting is approximately 50 x 60 cm and is £765.

I hope to tackle some Yorkshire landscapes next!

Here are the rest of the paintings I did, all at the beautiful Sarah Wiseman Gallery now.

sheldonian thetre

Sheldonian Theatre, 25 x 25 cm, £155

oxford 1

Dreaming spires and flight, 25 x 25 cm, £155

oxford bird3

Dunneck, 15 x 15 cm, £94

oxford bird2

Greenfinch, 15 x 15cm, £94

oxford bird

Nuthatch, 15 x 15 cm, £94

I hope you like them!

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