Monday, 5 December 2016

Winter Hilliers Garden Hampshire - oil painting

Winter Hilliers Garden Hampshire - oil painting

Artist Martin Davey lake at winter romsey hampshire
Winter Hilliers Garden Hampshire - oil painting 20" x 16"
This painting shows a scene at Hilliers Gardens, Hampshire, near to Romsey, during a sunny winters day. The lake has already been the subject of two painting by myself and this feature of the gardens is probably the focal point for the gardens and looks good whatever the season or weather. The gardens have many permanently installed pieces of art to be found, mainly done as metal work. The figure in the lake is in fact a life size metal statue.
The painting was completed during November 2016. It is done in oils on paper sized at 20” x 16”.
#hilliers #Hampshire #garden #art #painting

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tree Lined Countryside Road oil painting - WIP

Tree Lined Countryside Road oil painting - WIP

Martin Davey WIP oil painting stages
Tree Lined Country Road - WIP
 The above panel shows three work in progress stages of a painting completed during October 2016. The painting features a typical countryside road as to be found in Hampshire.
The first section shows the paper with an orange wash, using acrylic paint. On top of the wash, which acts as a ground for the later colours applied over it, are the elements on the scene drawn in brown acrylic paint. The second stage is where the base colours have been applied, again in acrylic paint. This helps me to find the correct colours/ tones and helps to build up the blend of colours. The final stage is, in this case, the use of oil paints. At this stage the colours are more refined in tonal quality and as they are oils they do not change their visual qualities. Acrylic paint often dries to a darker shade after initial application. Most of the oil paint was applied over two days and then left to dry for about a week. I then returned to add a few details on top, which is easier to do if the oil paint is not still wet. It should be noted that the painting was done on paper and that it has a 20" x 16" image area.
The finished painting can be seen here
#hampshire #WIP #artist #countryside #trees

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

working on close-up 17

working on close-up 17

A small snippet of an oil painting featuring a famous Hampshire garden at wintertime... 
martin davey garden painting WIP hampshire
WIP winter gardens oil painting

Monday, 28 November 2016

Boats At Hamble Marina - acrylic painting

Boats At Hamble Marina - acrylic painting

Hampshire boat marina Martin Davey artist
Boats at Hamble Marina - acrylic 20" x 16"

This painting shows a scene of one of the marinas along the River Hamble, situated in the county of Hampshire, England. Many boats and yachts can be seen to be moored here.The painting is based on a photograph taken a few years ago looking upstream towards the Swanwick area. Behind the viewer, the river flows in to Southampton Water and onwards to the Solent.
This acrylic painting is done on stretched paper, the image size being 20” x 16”. It was completed during September 2016.
#boats #Hampshire #artist #hamble #landscape
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/boats-at-hamble-marina-martin-davey.html

SWT commission #ArtOnBoard 2016

SWT commission #ArtOnBoard 2016

SWT M P Davey art New forest train
Original acrylic painting and as applied to train

This is the pleasing end result of a commission from GTB advertising agency for a promotion for South West Trains (SWT), a railway company based on routes in the south west of England from Waterloo station (London).
The painting shows a scene based on the New Forest, Hampshire, in the south of England. The national Park is large and features various types of landscape. I picked a location near to Brockenhurst with which it is possible to view trains running through the landscape and show its famous residence, the livestock that is allowed to roam freely throughout the forest. This is mainly horses, cows, ponies and donkeys.
The original painting was done in acrylics on a canvas sized at 150cm x 70cm during August 2016. It had to be finished by the start of September, and was applied to the first of two trains during late October, and on which day I was invited to see the artwork (reproduced on vinyl sections) being applied. The art was to applied four times on each train. During late November the campaign, to advertise advertising space on trains, was unveiled officially. The above photograph shows it on the train displayed at Waterloo station.
More details of the project, including work in progress pictures, can be seen here.
#art #NewForest #painting #Hampshire #ArtOnBoard

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Tree lined countryside road - oil painting

Tree lined countryside road - oil painting

M P Davey road with hedgerows and trees painting
Tree lined countryside road - oil painting 20" x 16"
This painting features a narrow tarmac country road winding its way through a typical part of the Hampshire countryside. The hedgerow on the left has recently been cut back and the September scene shows the first signs of the approaching Autumn, with the leaves loosing their colour and the sun lower in the sky.
The painting, completed during October 2016 is created using oil paint on stretched paper, sized at 20" x 16".
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/tree-lined-countryside-road-martin-davey.html
#artist #countryside #painting #autumn #Hampshire


Sunday, 20 November 2016

Planet Castle On Arch - digital painting

Planet Castle On Arch - digital painting

 
 This digital Sci-Fi illustration was painted in Photoshop from a basic sketch done in 'Auto Sketchbook' running on an android device. The scene features an alien planet landscape with strange rock like formations that rise-out of the ground like half of an arch formation. Some of them are very large. On one of them a castle has been built on one of them which has now fallen in to disrepair. In the foreground is a local resident on a cart which is being pulled along by some strong, horned beast. On the back of the cart is a cargo of red, egg like objects. The sun is setting on this peaceful landscape and the driver takes no notice of the castle that's been there seemingly for ever and quietly rots. The image was created in July 2016.
#scifi #painting #illustration #alien #planet
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/planet-castle-on-arch-martin-davey.html