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.
Winchester Hill Area In Hampshire During Summer - WIP stages
WIP of 'Winchester Hill' oil painting
The panel above features stages of the creation of a painting showing a scene at Winchester Hill, located on the South Downs, Hampshire. It is located in Southern England. The landscape painting is done in oils, but the first stage (in the first panel) shows the drawing of the scene done in acrylics on a brown acrylic wash. It should be added that an inital application of oil paint had been added to the sky, when the photo was taken. The second panel shows an application of diluted oil paint, to act as the underpainting for the finished painting, much like a foundation using darker colours. The final panel now shows the finished painting, which the oil paint applied on top with a heavier body, basically using paint straight out of the tube.
The finished landscape painting can be seen on this link.
Boat out of water with dumped parts at marina - oil painting
Oil painting of boat dumped at a marina, Southampton
This marine based painting was finished
during August 2018.It depicts a scene at a boat yard in Northam, East
Southampton. The yard is on the banks of the River Itchen, and the
marina features a lot of boats under repair or in dry storage. This
part of the yard has older boats, some poorly maintained and various
spare parts littering the site.
The painting is created in oils on
primed mounting board, with the image sized at 20” x 28”.
By following this link, the painting can be seen in more detail.