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.
painting is of the River Hamble, near to the Solent and Southampton, in
the UK. It is based on a view photographed during the spring of 2012,
and features a view of the marina, near the town of warsash, packed
full of boats. There are a number of marinas down the river. The land
is very flat and when the tide goes out the mud flats are revealed,
showing a covering of moss and algae, with pockets of water isolated
from the river. The River Hamble contains many old shipwrecks of
archaeological importance. I was drawn to this scene for my
painting by this strong, green landscape, that only appears for part of
the day and the way that puddles of water remain
creating their own small rivers through the landscape.
This painting is created in acrylic on a canvas measuring 20" x 16".
Today I launched a new website. It is called martindaveyfineart.co.uk. I still have my main site, martindaveyillustration.co.uk, which contains all of my artwork. This new site is designed to concentrate only on my oil and acrylic paintings, and no digital paintings, illustrations or animation, in the belief it may attract more viewers to this type of artwork.
It took about 6 days to build, trial and error, but I did learn more about HTML doing it and CSS as well, which became very helpfull near the end, when IE and firefox browsers were displaying the pages slightly different to each other, though not now.
This is a screen shot of the home page as launched.