Dreaming Spires, Oxford

This view from South Park is the second in a series of paintings I am doing of Oxford, the first one being of High Street, Oxford.

According to Wikipedia:
South Park is a park on Headington Hill in east Oxford, England. It is the largest park within Oxford city limits. A good view of the city centre with its historic spires and towers of Oxford University can be obtained at the park's highest point, a favourite location for photographers (and Artists).

The park is located alongside Headington Road. St Clement's links the park with central Oxford. A 19th-century bridge links the park with Headington Hill Park. On the southern boundary is the gently curving Morrell Avenue, named after a local brewery family.

The land was privately owned by the Morrell family of Headington Hill Hall until bought by the Oxford Preservation Trust in 1932 to preserve it as open space. In 1951 the Trust gave the land to the city of Oxford. A carved stone by the sculptor Eric Gill is located at the foot of the Park and records the Trust's gift thus: 'This park was acquired by the Oxford Preservation Trust through the liberality of the Pilgrim Trust and David and Joanna Randall-McIver 1932'.

I had painted this scene previously but I wanted this one to be more harmonious in colour, so the sky and the foreground are much the same sort of colour - not sure I really achieved it!

Size: 560 x 370 mm
Media: Watercolour and Pencil
Price: £395

Prints available to order - A4, A3 & actual size

 

See High Street, Oxford

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