Sunday, 17 December 2017

Christmas greetings to my followers 2017

Christmas greetings to my followers 2017

Martin Davey industrial tree christmas tree with lights art
scifi xmas tree concept art
Greetings to all my followers over the year, and I wish you all success and happiness for the coming year!

The artwork was painted digitally in 'auto sketchbook pro' over a period of a few days during Dec 2017, and was generally made up as I went along, although I did have a basic idea in my head. It has a sci fi feel,using an industrial setting and impossible scale.
This panel shows the WIP on the design from the original very rough sketch to the finished art.
M P Davey factory christmas tree conept
WIP scifi xmas tree greetings card digital art

 

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Brown Standing Horse Eating - oil painting

Brown Standing Horse Eating - oil painting

artist standing horse new forest
Brown Standing Horse Eating - oil painting
A horse eating is the subject of this small, 16” x 12” painting, done in oils on mounting board during September 2017. The base orange wash and under-painting of the subject are done in acrylic paint. As an experiment I deliberately did not apply the finished paint up to the edges, but left the under-painting exposed instead.
The horse is based upon a photograph taken within the New Forest national park, Hampshire, UK.
The artwork can be seen in more detail here.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - oil painting

Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - oil painting


Martin davey oil painting boats at Totton Southampton
Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - 20" x 28" oil painting
This marine based subject painting was done during September 2017, and shows a scene at Eling, on the outskirts of Totton, itself on the outskirts of Southampton, Hampshire. The area was one a small port and home to industries, and is now slowly being regenerated. The river is known as the River Barley, and flows in to the River Test, which is where the large container port of Southampton can be found. In this scene we find various boats and yachts laid up on mud as the river is tidal. Dominating in the background are old shipping containers awaiting reuse for other uses from shipping, or scrapping, but it is understood that these will be removed as part of the regeneration of the area.
The painting itself is done in oils on mounting board. It is sized at 20” x 28” approx.
The painting can be seen in detail here.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - WIP stages

Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - WIP stages

boats Totton Southampton oil painting Martin Davey
Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - WIP stages

In this composite photograph can be seen WIP stages of the painting 'Eling Yacht Southampton Containers'. The scene itself is to be found at Eling, on the outskirts of the City of Southampton, Hampshire, and shows boats resting on the mud at the marina, which was a hive of industrial activity in the past. Now it is gradually being regenerated, and the now famous landmark of old shipping containers will be removed at some time in the future.
The first panel shows the carefully drawn drawing, in brown acrylic paint, of the subject, scaled up from a photograph. Following this the base colours are applied with little detail, also known as the under-painting, using acrylic paint. The colours are kept slightly darker tan needed so as the give the final paint layer something to work against. In the third panel work has started on the final, and detailed oil painted layer, with the final panel showing the final painting, fully painted on a 20” x 28” board.
The final artwork can be seen here.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Working on closeup 37

Working on closeup 37

A small snippet of a forest in the summer oil painting........
martin davey WIP picnic in forest art
WIP summer picnic oil painting

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Friesian Cow Portrait - WIP stages

Friesian Cow Portrait - WIP stages

Martin Davey Artist cow portrait stages
Cow portrait - oil painting in stages
The above panel shows WIP in stages of a recent painting, painted during September 2017 of a cows portrait. The first stage is the cows head drawn in brown acrylic paint on a brown wash background, and showing a guide to the tonal values I wish to include in the finished work. The second image now shows basic areas of colour applied, with acrylic paint in darker values than the finished paint levels will be. This stage is the underpainting. In the third picture can be seen that the final oil painted layer has started where the colours, tones and details are becoming more refined. Finally in the last image the fully finished oil painting can be seen of the cows portrait. The artwork is done on mounting board, sized at 16" x 12".
This painting can be seen in greater detail here.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Working on closeup 36

Working on closeup 36

A small snippet of an autumnal / memorial oil painting WIP.... 
artist Hampshire rememberance day art martin davey
Southampton cenotaph landscape WIP