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.
During September 2017 this painting was
created, depicting the Cenotaph in Watts Park, central Southampton.
The aim of the painting was to show visually the season of the
autumn, so recently laid poppy wreaths are shown on the monument, as
well as the more obvious golden leaves on the ground on a crisp,
sunny but chilly day.
The monument was designed by Edwin
Lutyens, who used this as a test bed for the Whitehall Cenotaph in
London, and which was in tun was used for many such Cenotaphs around
the world. It is grade 1 listed.
This painting measures 28” x 20”
and is painted, in oils, on mounting board. The under-painting was
done in acrylic paint.
The artwork can be seen in more detail
on this link.
Greetings to all my followers over the year, and I wish you all success and happiness for the coming year!
The artwork was painted digitally in 'auto sketchbook pro' over a period of a few daysduring Dec 2017, and was generally made up as I went along, although I did have a basic idea in my head. It has a sci fi feel,using an industrial setting and impossible scale. This panel shows the WIP on the designfrom the original very rough sketch to the finished art.