Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Working on closeup 30

Working on closeup 30

A small snippet of a camping in the forest painting.....
Martin davey painting camping fun art

 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Pines In New Forest Shade - acrylic painting

Pines In New Forest Shade - acrylic painting

Martin Davey new forest Pine trees painting
Pines In New Forest Shade - acrylic painting

A view of a pine forest is the subject of this painting, completed during June 2017. The forest is located within the New Forest, Hampshire, on the south coast of the UK. It is summer and the sunlight is unable to hit and illuminate the ferns on the forest floor, with just a few dabs of sun making it through in a few places. But it is cool with the tall pine trees giving shade from the heat of the day.
This pine forest view is painted in acrylics on mounting board, sized at 20” x 16”.
The final painting can be seen here.

 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Needles From Hengistbury Head - oil painting

Needles From Hengistbury Head - oil painting

martin Davey oil painting sandy hengistbury head
Needles From Hengistbury Head - oil painting
Hengistbury Head is featured in this painting done during May 2017. The location is on the 'spit' of land, near to the town of Christchurch in Dorset. In this coastal view we see the mixture of sand and tough grass that grows at such locations, with tyre tracks from bicycles snaking through the sand. In the distance and across Solent water are the 'needles' as featured on the coast of the Isle of Wight. It was painted and based on a photo taken on a sunny but cold December day.
The painting is done on stretched paper measuring 16” x 12” and is painted in oil paint.
The final painting can be seen here.

 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

New Forest horses with light and shade WIP stages

New Forest horses with light and shade

Artist M P davey oil painting horses in forest
'New forest horses with light and shade'  painting- wip stages
This new Forest themed painting was done at the end of June 2017. It features two typical horses standing on open ground within the national park, to be found in Hampshire, UK. The horses were not in the setting originally, but I felt the setting with the horses would make a nice picture, and is based on a location on the outskirts of a small town called Brockenhurst.
In the first panel can be seen the drawing, done in brown acrylic paint on a brown base wash. The second panel now shows the under-painting applied, done again in acrylics. The colours are darker than intended to work well with the final paint application on top. Moving to the third panel, it can now be seen that some of the final paint application has been done in oils, mainly on the top part of the painting. Finally the last image shows the completed painting, all done in oils on mounting board, sized at 16" x 20".
The finished painting can be seen here.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Working on closeup 29

Working on closeup 29

Snippet of a small oil painting featuring the Hampshire coast....
painting WIP warsash coastal hampshire art martin davey

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

New Forest Trees With Shadows - acrylic painting

New Forest Trees With Shadows - acrylic painting

 
martin davey countryside tree forest art hampshire
New Forest Trees With Shadows - acrylic painting
The subject of this painting is a section of the New Forest, near to Ashurst and the main railway line between Bournemouth and Southampton. The tall fir trees make a dark scene with the summer light falling across the view, highlighting the trunks and picking out details of the surrounding trees.
It is painted in acrylics on stretched watercolour paper, measuring 16” x 12”. It took a few days to paint but actually took a few months to complete due to other projects, and was not completed until early May 2017. 
The final painting can be seen here.