Monday, 24 June 2019

Working on closeup 60

Working on closeup 60

painting trees in countryside painting Marti Davey
 A small snippit of a forest based oil painting...

Sunday, 16 June 2019

London Piccadilly Circus with evening light - WIP stages

London Piccadilly Circus with evening light - WIP stages

London evening Piccadilly architecture oil painting by M P Davey
WIP stages of the Piccadilly Circus oil painting
The panel above shows progress in three stages of the painting 'London Piccadilly Circus with evening light' finished during April 2019. The first picture shows the drawing of the scene done with brown acrylic paint applied on a brown wash. The sky area has been filled in with some white acrylic paint as a rough base at this stage as it is the lightest item in tone in the image when compared to the other elements in this landscape painting. Moving on, the second panel shows the scene with underpainting applied using oil paint. This level acts as a colour base to illustrate basic tones and colours within the painting. The last panel shows the finished painting, in which the oil paint has been applied on top of the previous, dried layers, in a thicker consistency and with the correct colour values and details added. The artwork of the London scene measures 60” x 40”.

It can be viewed in detail on this link.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Men At Northam Southampton Boat Yard - WIP stages

Men At Northam Southampton Boat Yard - WIP stages

marine landscape dry dock Hampshire painting
WIP stages of boats at a Northam boat yard oil painting.
The Northam area of the city of Southampton in Hampshire, features a number of boat yards as it is located on the river Itchen. This painting, completed in January 2019 features a scene of a drydock with men preparing to use a crane to place a boat in to the river from the dry land.
The picture above shows a number of stages of how the painting was created. The first stage shows the drawing which is done with dark, brown acrylic paint on top of a wash of a similar colour. The dark tones within the scene are painted in as are very light in tone subjects, such as the sky, using white acrylic paint. The middle panel shows work moved on where now oil paint has been used to indicate the underpainting, often in darker hues of the final intended colours, and is achieved by using diluted, thin paint. Detail is still quite basic at this stage. The last panel features the final, finished artwork. It can be seen that the colours are now correct, having been applied with thick oil paint and also details regarding the surfaces and lighting, are now included.
The painting can be seen on this link.