This is the Blog of artwork by Martin Davey. The artwork is a mixture of digital illustrations created in Photoshop, and paintings created on canvas using oil and acrylic paint media. The entries give some idea of the dates of completion, and influences and inspirations if any. The work is not listed in any particular order or time frame though generally the more recent work is at the start of the blog.
My two main websites are www.martindaveyfineart.co.uk, and www.martindaveyillustration.co.uk.
This digital illustration was created during the summer of 2013, and painted in photoshop to A3 size.
Pictured is a man, looking out of place and dressed in rags, on the edge of a cliff in a barren, rocky landscape. A large green humanoid creature, dressed as a savage and sporting a large wooden club, is preventing him from moving away from the cliff to safety and teasing him for amusement. It is enjoying the idea of the human falling to his fate over the cliff, and into the jaws of giant, crawling insects awaiting their next meal. Maybe it will add the skull to its necklace!
This Oil painting illustrates a white painted Dovecote, with a number of Doves using it. The Dovecote is mounted on a wooden pole and was located in a field in Hampshire, UK. The roof is made up of a few pieces of corrugated metal and the wood sides are in desperate need of a repaint, though it seems popular with the Doves, walking in and out of the small openings built in.
It is painted on a canvas board measuring 10” x 12”, and took an afternoon to do, painting wet in to wet. The image is painted on to a red acrylic base, to help give the oil colours something to bounce off.