Thursday, 11 January 2018

Brown Standing Horse Eating - WIP stages

Brown Standing Horse Eating - WIP stages

Artist Davey underpainting of horse
composite image of 'Brown Standing Horse Eating' in stages
This composite photograph shows work in progress stages on an oil painting of a horse. The horse was enjoying the surroundings of the New Forest, Hampshire.
The first panel shows the initial subject drawn in with brown acrylic paint on an orange (ground) base. The second panel features some of the base colours placed in again using acrylic paint. This paintwork acts as a base for the oil paints to sit on during the final application, which can be seen to be started in the third panel. The fourth panel shows the completed painting. as an experiment I decided to keep some of the base painting showing, rather than have all of the painted area 'finished'.
The final painting can be seen clearly here on this link.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Working on closeup 38

Working on closeup 38

A small snippet of an industrial based oil painting...
building site machine art painting Davey
WIP painting with work men looking at hole.

 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - oil painting

Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - oil painting

WW1 monument hampshire landscxape art Martin Davey
Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - oil painting
During September 2017 this painting was created, depicting the Cenotaph in Watts Park, central Southampton. The aim of the painting was to show visually the season of the autumn, so recently laid poppy wreaths are shown on the monument, as well as the more obvious golden leaves on the ground on a crisp, sunny but chilly day.

The monument was designed by Edwin Lutyens, who used this as a test bed for the Whitehall Cenotaph in London, and which was in tun was used for many such Cenotaphs around the world. It is grade 1 listed.

This painting measures 28” x 20” and is painted, in oils, on mounting board. The under-painting was done in acrylic paint.

The artwork can be seen in more detail on this link.

 

 

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.