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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A collection of canal boats

As the season quietens down I thought I’d gather up a few of my studies and sketches of narrow-boats from along the Oxford canal…

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Canal boats – an initial drawing

I’ve been out along the local canal again, dodging more showers and exploring. The above drawing is my initial study of a couple of boats moored up just outside Oxford. Here is a photo below – I think the narrowboat is called ‘Moonstone’. Below is a slightly closer view of my drawing – I was […]

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Canal sketching

The weather has been improving and the summer is finally here. In the UK the canals are probably at their busiest, with people enjoying the peace and tranquility of holidaying on the canals. Well, relative tranquility, as some of the locks are quite busy and finding a mooring might be a bit of a problem. […]

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