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Pastel painting at Canal Road - Thrupp Oxfordshire

Posted On: Saturday 14th April 2012
Summary: An afternoon pastel painting of the canal basin at Thrupp near Oxford

Blog Tags: Landscape painting   Outdoor painting   Pochade painting   Plein air   Art techniques   Pastels painting   Charcoal   Reflections in water   Painting rivers   Painting trees   Painting water   

pastels at thrupp canal basinYesterday afternoon, travelling back to Cambridge from the Cotswolds, I did a bit of exploring around the villages North of Oxford. Canal Road, Thrupp, is a little dead-end that takes you down to a canal basin with a tight turn for the boats.

Here the centre of interest is a balanced footbridge that is reminiscent of so many I have seen in Holland. I only had pastels with me - but I'm concentrating on this medium at the moment. This one is a bit overworked - expecially the sky - but nonetheless there a parts that went well, like the light negative spaces.

12"x18" charcoal pencil lines, soft pastels on ingres tinted pastel paper


 

 

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