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.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Tourists at Boltons Bench New Forest ART WIP
Tourists at Bolton's Bench New Forest ART WIP
This painting shows an area of the New Forest, Hampshire known as Bolton's Bench. It is on a hill just outside the town of
Lyndhurst. The bench is around a base of a large Yew tree which is in turn on top of a small hill that offers good views of the local countryside. The photograph shows a work in progress of an initial drawing in brown acrylic paint on a red ground base. The second panel shows a half completed painting with the base colours added while the third one show the finished acrylic painting. it will be seen that a figure of a girl has been added at a later stage. This was done after initial completion as it was felt that something was missing composition. The girl figure adds more interest in this location that is full of tourists, in particular with kids who are naturally attracted to all of the tame donkeys found in the area.