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 marine painting is of the vintage tender tugboat
'Calshot', moored at Southampton Docks, and awaiting full
As the painting features a technical
subject and I wanted to have a quick painting work on in progress
while working on oil paintings I decided to make this artwork an
acrylic one only.
The panel shows four stages of the
paintings progress. The first section depicts the initial drawing,
done in grey acrylic paint on an light brown 'ground'. In addition
washes of white paint have been added to emphasise the tonal range
within the artwork. The second and third panels show the darker base
colours, using acrylics applied to the painting. These actions are to
create the under-painting.
Finally the forth image shows the final
image as presented, with the application of the final, correct
colours and areas of detail.
The whole painting is done in acrylics
on stretched water-colour paper, sized at 20” x 16, and the finished painting can be see here in detail.