Thursday, 21 September 2017

Working on closeup 33

Working on closeup 33

A small snippet of a cow portrait..... 
Martinn Davey artist cow portrait WIP
WIP cow painting close up
 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New Forest Camping Fun - WIP oil painting stages

New Forest Camping Fun - WIP oil painting stages

Martin Davey art Hampshire camp site kids fun WIP
WIP stages of 'New forest camping fun' painting
This composite photograph shows the painting 'New Forest Camping Fun' in four stages of work in progress. In the first panel is  the drawing of the scene done in acrylics on a dark brown wash of acrylic paint. The second panel shows the addition of darker colours added, using acrylic paint, which act as the under-painting and will give final layers of paint, when applied something to kick against. The third panel shows a start on the final painted layer, which is done in oil paint. The last panel shows the final and finished oil painting, which is sized at 20" x 28" approx and done on mounting board, during June 2017.
The location is a camping site in the New Forest, Hampshire, on the South coast of the UK. The time is August with the children enjoying the sunny, summers day in this shady woodland part of the National park.
The final painting can be seen in detail here.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Disposing of Art 01

 Disposing of Art 01

throwing away old paintings M P Davey
The first lot of old art to go
One of the problems with art is that once it is created it leaves a footprint. Digital art is fortunate in that it only exists (assuming it is not printed out) on a hard drive and takes up an un-measurable space. 
A painting, in the real world however, occupies a space, and if it it done on canvas then the painting is supported on wooden stretcher bars which take up further space, and add a thickness to the artwork. 
A paper based painting, like a watercolour, is simpler to deal with because it is only a piece of paper, so thinner and easier to store.Even so it does not that you end up with the one painting to deal with. If you paint, or produce a lot of art then more of this stuff appears, using up valuable space in the studio, on what ever support is used. 
I am now engaging on a programme of destroying old, and some not so old stuff, just to reduce the pile of artwork which has seen its day. It is all properly photographed however, and the photograph is far more valuable than the actual painting. In fact I would presume a very high percentage of people would have seen the photograph of the art, than the actual painting itself. So I have destroyed these 7 (20" x 16) paintings and separated the materials, so that the canvas can go into the bin and I shall leave out the wood for a local person to use as fire wood. There are a lot more paintings to dispose of but the tip is difficult to get to, so I will get rid of them over time in this manner.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Mummy Awake - drawing vs painting ART

Mummy Awake - drawing vs painting ART

drawing vs final art mummy monster art
drawing vs finished art 'Mummy Awakes'
This picture shows a comparison between a rough drawing compared to the finished, digital artwork. The actual illustration is called 'Mummy Awake' and was completed in 2009. The first panel shows the rough drawing completed as done for the painting. It is lacking in any details as can be seen. The finished 'mummy' illustration was done digitally by painting in Photoshop. Most of the details and colour choices in the image are decided 'on the fly', but what is consistent however is the position of all the elements based on the drawing, which remain fixed within the composition.
The artwork can be seen in detail here.

Working on closeup 32

Working on closeup 32

A small snippet of a railway/ industrial painted subject.... 
 
M P Davey class 66 oil painting
WIP close up of fitter maintaining engine

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Warsash Coastline With Tide Out Hampshire WIP stages

Warsash Coastline With Tide Out Hampshire WIP stages

Hampshire Warsash path on coast WIP Martin davey art
Warsash Coastline With Tide Out Hampshire - WIP stages
This composite image show four stages of the painting 'Warsash Coastline With Tide Out Hampshire' which was completed over a few days in July 2017. The first panel shows the drawing, done with brown acrylic paint on a brown wash. The second panel now shows the the base or 'underpainting' applied to the scene. In the third panel can be seen the final colours and detail start to be added with the final, fourth panel showing the completed painting, which is all done in acrylics on stretch paper measuring 12" x 16". 
The location is Warsash, a small village on the mouth of the River Hamble in Hampshire. A cycle path is shown in use by a cyclist and some walkers as they enjoy the view on a cloudy, summers day, while the tide is out.
The finished painting can be seen in detail here.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Fishing Boat At Mudeford Quay - oil painting

Fishing Boat At Mudeford Quay - oil painting

Haven Quay fishing boat Dorset art by Martin Davey
Fishing Boat At Mudeford Quay - oil painting

In this painting can be seen a scene of some local fishermen chatting after working and off loading a catch on a hot summers day in august. Seagulls continue to circulate on the off chance of finding some of the catch left over.
The location is the quay at Mudeford, along Christchurch Bay, Dorset on the south coast of the UK. The Haven Inn is one of the small, listed buildings in this quay.
In the distance can be seen the town of Christchurch, across the bay. The painting measures 28” x 20” and is painted in oils on smooth mounting board.
The final painting can be seen in detail here.