Sunday, 28 August 2016

'A Sporting life' open exhibition Southampton

'A Sporting life' open exhibition Southampton 2016

Currently running at Southampton City art gallery is an open exhibition with the theme 'A Sporting Life'. It started on the 25 June and closes on the 10th September. I have two paintings on show, both painted in acrylics on a canvas sized at 20" x 28". Both paintings feature local scenes of the city showing sport themed meetings/ events.
Davey painting ABP art marathon running
The first photograph shows myself with my first entry painting, titled 'Sunday Morning ABP Marathon. Northam, Southampton. The location is the main road running through Northam, on the east side of the city during the 2016 running marathon, sponsored by Associated British Ports, a major employer in the city. I was always fascinated by the large gasometer which dominates this area, and this event gave me a good excuse to put it down in paint.
Martin Davey artist Southampton City gallery
The second painting is titled 'Sunday Morning Rowing At Itchen Bridge, Southampton'. It shows a typical Sunday morning at the BTC Rowing club, situated next to the Itchen Bridge, with new members being trained in to knowing how to be safe on the water. It was based on a number of photos I took during the morning for reference.
The two paintings can be seen clearly via these links.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Cow Line Up In Field - acrylic painting

Cow Line Up In Field - acrylic painting

This painting shows a line up of 4 cows sitting in a field in the countryside. It is based on a photograph which had four cows lined up, but I decided to recompose them by moving them together by a small amount as they were too widely spaced out.The original location was a field I spotted whist on a trip to Lyndhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire. I do not believed it rained any time after!
The painting measures 16” x 12” and is done on paper using acrylic paint during July 2016.
acrylic cow painting countryside new forest
Cow line up in field -12" x 16" painting



New Forest hill with cows and horses

New Forest hill with cows and horses

This painting shows a summer scene in the New Forest, Hampshire, with a hill dominating the composition. At the base of the hill can be seen a pair of cows sitting and relaxing in the sun. Up the hill on a path that winds up to the top stand a small group of horses. Unfortunately the name of the hill is unknown.
The painting is done in acrylics on a stretched canvas measuring 16” x 20”, during June 2016.
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/new-forest-hill-with-cows-and-horses-martin-davey.html
#painting #countryside #Hampshire #Newforest #animals

horses and cows on hill in Hampshire countryside
acrylic painting - Cows and horses on New Forest hill

 

 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Working on close-up 09

Working on close-up 09

A small snippet from a new painting of the sea lapping against a stony shore , in the works....
M P Davey sea waves WIP art
WIP of waves on the sea painting

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Cow line up in field WIP

Cow line up in field WIP

This photograph made up of three panels shows work on a painting showing four cows sitting down in a field in the New Forest. The first panel shows a red (although orange in reality) ground with the drawing done in brown acrylic paint. The second panel shows a number of base colours put down while the final panel shows the finished painting, which is done in acrylics on paper, and measures 16" x 12".
#art #cattle #animals #Hampshire #WIP
acrylic painting cattle resting in field
WIP of painting of 4 cows resting in field

 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2016

New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2016

One of my recent paintings is on show at the 'New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2016', in the town on Lyndhurst, Hampshire. The exhibition runs until the 3rd of September and is located at the New Forest Centre, in the centre of the town.
The acrylic painting featured is named 'New Forest Hill with cows and horses'. It can be seen here more clearly.
#artist #hampshire #Newforest #painting #LyndhurstOpenArt
martin davey with painting new forest art exhibition
M P Davey with 'New Forest hill with cows and horses' painting

acrylic painting artist Davey hampshire on wall
painting on one of the walls at the 'New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2016'




Friday, 5 August 2016

Ducks on Dockside WIP

Ducks on Dockside WIP

This image show work in stages on a painting showing a gathering of Mallard ducks on the dockside at Christchurch quay, Dorset.The image over three panels shows the initial drawing, done in brown acrylic paint on a orange background. The second panel shows the base colours applied with acrylic paint and the last panel shows the final acrylic painting, which is 16" x 12" on paper.
#artist #mallard #ducks #acrylic #art
M P Davey artist work in progress Mallard ducks
WIP Ducks on dockside acrylic painting