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.
Painted in May 2019, a busy view of
Bishopsgate is shown. This is a main road on the edge of financial
district of the city of London, and Liverpool Street station is
seconds away on the right hand side of the street. A number of
pedestrians can be seen to be crossing the road which appears to be
full buses. It is a sunny day so plenty of shadows are cast on the
ground. Interestingly light is being bounced around by some of the
large glass fronted buildings so further shadows are cast leading to
quite complex patterns on the road. The skyline is dominated by tall
buildings so unusually there is no sky visible in the London
This landscape oil painting is done on
mounting board, with an area of 33” x 24”.
A clearer view of the painting can be
seen here on this external site.
I recently produced a flyer (A5 size) and a buisness card for my 'fine art' operations. They have come out quite well. Initially the business card was done first but was quite expensive for a total of 100, so I decided to create a flyer that does partly the same job, but cost a lot less. The 500 of these produced was almost half the price of the 100 business cards, and the flyer is double sided too, so I expect to hand out more of these. I expect when new supplies of both are done the designs/ images will be updated to more current work, possibly.
Steps in the creation of 'Group of Trees in the New Forest' painting.
A peaceful scene in the New Forest, set
in the county of Hampshire, Southern England, is the subject of this
work. It was painted in June 2019, on mounting board sized at 20” x
16”, using oils.
The picture shows a WIP stages view of
how the painting was created. The first panel shows initial work on
drawing in the scene details using dark brown acrylic paint on a
lighter brown base colour. Basic tonal areas are added in to show the
lights and darks within the composition.. Once this is dry which is
only a short time for acrylic paint, the oil paints are opened up and
basic areas of colours and tonal areas are applied with thinned out
paint on top of the acrylic drawing as seen in the second panel. This
layer acts as a guide, or underpainting for the later process, which
is shown in the third panel, where the paint is now thicker and
applied in a more meaningful manner, with the correct colours and
details laid on top. Final the last panel depicts the finished oil
The artwork can be viewed in greater detail on
this link to an external site.
Woman Ceramicist at work in her studio - oil painting
The completed painting of a Ceramicist at work.
Southampton ceramicist known as Leo Deville is depicted in this
painting, produced in May 2019. She is shown working at her studio,
surrounded by the tools she often uses during her creating process.
As well as many brushes and old jam jars peppering the scene, an
animal vertebrae (off a donkey) can be seen. Leo is pictured busy
working on one of her stylized clay busts.
ceramicist says “I create ceramic stylized faces, figures,
sculptures and jewellery that can include coloured wires, textiles,
beads & paint.” She also paints in acrylics and oils. Her
website can be found at https://www.leodeville.co.uk/
oil painting is sized at 33x 23.5”, and is painted on treated acid
free mounting board.
The portrait can be
viewed in greater detail hereXXX.