The view from Shipton canal bridge

On another cold day I went out to explore some more of the canal along from Thrupp. This time I walked along the local footpaths to the church and canal bridge at Shipton on Cherwell. With the temperatures dropping and the smoke from the narrow-boats mingling with a fog drifting over the nearby fields this […]

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A view of Thrupp Basin

Yesterday I was out drawing along the canal at Thrupp and was out again today, braving the mud and frost to savour the twilight and canal woodsmoke at dusk. My photo above is from yesterday and shows my sketch in-situ at the Thrupp basin, a broad turning point and moorings on the Oxford Canal about […]

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Sketching at Thrupp

This afternoon, on a cold but sunny day I decided to try my hand at a spot of drawing along the Oxford Canal at Thrupp. Thrupp is a small place about 6 or 7 miles north of Oxford and is a popular spot to moor up, with a local pub, a tea-room and a wide […]

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Two watercolour sketches of Blenheim Palace

Previously I’ve done a few sketches and the occasional watercolour of Blenheim Palace. Here I’m just playing around with a couple of similar watercolour sketches of the Palace and its landscaped surroundings. Although these are far from polished they are quite fun to do and spark a few ideas -perhaps in the summer to do […]

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A sketch of Eyemouth Harbour

As Christmas turns to New Year and New year turns to …uh.. early January, so it is perhaps time for a new beginning, or at least something a little different from a lot of Christmas-y stuff. For this WordPress post that means I’ve been looking at old drawings and photos and have made a new […]

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