Sunday, 24 July 2011

Burford



The sketch above is of Burford Church. We went there last week for the first time. It is a pleasant village in the Cotswolds and has much to offer the artist. My Grandfather went to school at Burford during1900’s. So I was interested to see the place. It can’t have changed that much over the last 100 years although I am sure the number of visitors would have surprised him. I know he used to swim in the Windrush, the river that runs though Burford on its way to the Thames.
He was a watercolourist although his main occupation was that of a joiner carpenter. I have his lovely boxwood watercolour paint box dated 1912. I use it to keep watercolour tubes in but don’t actually take it out and use it.

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