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 acrylic painting shows the Cunard ship, Queen Mary, at
Southampton docks during an evening in spring, 2012. The ship, the
largest of the 'three Queens', is seen from the view point along Weston
shore. Weston Shore is a shingle beach on the outskirts of Southampton
city, on Southampton water leading in to the Solent. All ships entering
and leaving this port can be seen here.
The painting is based on a number of photographs taken one evening, and
recomposed in photoshop. The image is then scaled up and transferred to
a canvas measuring 20" x 16". The sun is getting low in the sky so the
ship is becoming a silhouette, the waves now having bright, sparkly
crests as they catch the low sun. The two children swimming in the
Solent, with their mother watching, help to give scale to the shingle
beach and the layout of the painting. Painted in 2012.