Ashwinstudio art blog - April, 2018


Cromer Beach plein air

30th April, 2018

I painted this plein air study over Easter in Cromer on very grey day. It is a very fast study using a very limited palette and quick large brushstrokes. Cromer Beach Oil […]

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Morning On The River Cam oil painting

27th April, 2018

On a mid February morning I headed to Paradise Fen Nature Reserve in Newnham, Cambridge to sketch and photograph the River Cam. From the sketches and photos I worked up this new […]

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Fenland Roots, metal sculpture commission

3rd April, 2018

Someone recently posted on of my commissioned sculptures on social media – Fenland Roots is displayed at the Wetherspoon, The Hippodrome, March along with a nice plaque.

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Exploring along the Avon River

13th February, 2018

I painted this using alla prima, or wet-on-wet technique, using mostly large brushes as I wanted to keep the work fresh and loose. It depicts a meadow next to the River Avon, […]

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King Arthur Walk, Tintagel – oil painting

11th February, 2018

I worked this painting up from colour studies and sketches. I tried to depict the wonderful clean light and bright colours of Cornwall, such as the pure cobalt green of the sea. […]

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Oil painting of Robin Hoods Bay

6th February, 2018

A recent trip to North Yorkshire has inspired me to paint a number of landscapes. For this painting, I wanted to capture the odd light as the rain clouds approached. Oil on […]

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Hauxton Winter Morning – oil painting

5th February, 2018

Another landscape oil painting of Hauxton on a January morning. Mostly painted very quickly using alla prima technique, although I did add some glazes after painting had dried. Oil on canvas board, […]

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Oil painting of the River Cam behind Hauxton Mill

1st February, 2018

I spent a cold day in January sketching and taking reference photos of the River Cam behind the old Hauxton Mill. This is the first of a number of quick paintings I […]

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Watercolour study of Cambridgeshire

13th December, 2017

Watercolour study by Kenneth Baldwin-Smith depicting a view from Hill Farm, Harston looking towards Haslingfield. Probably a study for a later oil painting. He would regularly sketch local scenes of Cambridgeshire, such […]

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Blacksmith’s Little Shelford

7th December, 2017

A print by Kenneth Baldwin-Smith depicting the Blacksmith’s workshop, Little Shelford

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