Ashwinstudio art blog - October, 2018


Inside My Art Studio

10th October, 2018

Thought I would post a few shots of inside the studio including recent paintings. Here is a painting I have just completed that depicts Hauxton wood in late summer. I listen to […]

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Hauxton In Spring – Landscape Oil Painting

3rd October, 2018

Another in my series of paintings that depict the changing seasons Hauxton along the River Cam in Cambridgeshire. This painting is of bright May morning and is worked up from sketches, colour […]

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Interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

27th September, 2018

I was invited to appear on Dotty McLeod Breakfast Show, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, to discuss a new survey that found Fenland is the country‚Äôs unhappiest place. I took one of my paintings […]

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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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