Canoeing on The Thames


Love this Tessa, full of movement. Can’t wait to see the painting!

Really good movement Tessa. Definitely a subject for a full painting!

Great sketch, Tessa. All the right moves. Would make a good painting.

Love this.

This is so good - I love the simple brushstrokes, the colours and sense of movement

Looks very promising for a larger painting Tessa. Lovely, lively cameo of busy life on the river. I also like the yellows and oranges here.

Its certainly got plenty of movement and flow Tessa, nice one

Super sketch Tessa, you’ve captured lovely movement in the canoes and the water, it all gels very well.

Many thanks all for your encouraging comments. No pressure then, a painting is required! Wish I’d taken some more photos, might need another trip to the pub?

Nice lively sketch Tessa.

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On Sunday we went for a drive and found a lovely pub with garden alongside the Thames on Oxfordshire, such a picturesque spot with an old bridge, and quite busy with houseboats, canoeists coming and going on the river. This is A4 pen and brush pens and may be a possibility for a painting when locked away in the winter!

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Tessa Gwynne

I have returned to painting over the last few years having relocated from Cardiff to the Cotswolds in 2009 and joined the Guiting Power Art Group. Although I did a year's Foundation Course at art college after leaving school, I hadn’t painted much in the interim, except for a few attempts here and…

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