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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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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Sketching on the canal on a murky day

On a really misty and murky day it is quite tempting not to go out at all. However I did manage to cycle along the local canal through the gloom and set up to draw one of the moored boats on an otherwise empty stretch of canal. Above is a photo of the scene and […]

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Along the canal pt.2

Last week I decided to go drawing and cycling along the Oxford Canal. It was one of those bright but crisp mornings, and a thin crust of patchy ice had formed over parts of the canal. I think most people therefore decided to stay in and turn the heating up a notch-and so there were […]

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Cycling and drawing along the canal pt. 1

With the first ice of the season I decided that it would be a good idea to get some exercise and cycle along the Oxford Canal on a sunny and rather crisp morning. I also took my sketch pad and despite the cold found that it wasn’t too bad to stand and draw for half-an-hour […]

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