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River Thames at Tadpole Bridge Oxfordshire painted in oil

Posted On: Monday 31st October 2011
Summary: A painting in oil on board at Tadpole Bridge near Oxford, Oxfordshire.The River Thames is about sixty miles above London at this point. 10"x10"

Blog Tags: Landscape painting   Oil painting   Outdoor painting   Pochade painting   Plein air   Cambridge Art Academy   Reflections in water   Painting rivers   Composition   Painting trees   Painting animals   Painting water   People in paintings   Painting in the rain   

thames oil painting near oxfordThere's a bit of a story behind this painting. It was my sister and brother-in-law's 20 wedding anniversary on Sunday, and we all plotted to meet up somewhere between Cambridge and Bath (where they live) - but my sister wouldn't be in on it.

She thought she was out for the day with her man, except that 100 miles from home they would be walking along the River Thames in the countryside and they would spot an artist in the distance painting a river view. And when she got closer, hey, it was her brother! What an amazing coincidence.

tadpole bridge thames
Well, it all worked a treat except that it started raining a bit. I got a small painting done in a beautiful location.

We went off to have lunch in a village pub that was built 500 years ago as a chantry by one of the Oxford colleges, and rented out on condition that if the dons had to evacuate from the University because of "pestilence"  they could march in and take it over for  themselves. Great food. It was in Fyfield.


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