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.
Stages of development of a London street painting.
A wet summers day at Cockspur Street,
central London is the subject of this landscape painting, featuring
two famous red London buses at a bus stop very close to Trafalgar
Square. A number of tourists, having disembarked of the leading are
presumably planning a trip to the nearby square.
The image above shows 4 stages of the
creation process regarding the artwork. The first panel features the
initial stage with the scene drawn out in brown acrylic on a yellow
ochre wash, also done with acrylic paint. To the right in the second
panel stage, a wash of diluted oil paint has been applied to suggest
basic colour choices. This will act as underpainting and will be, as
shown in the third panel painted over with thicker paint, to the
correct colour and tonal values. Also in this layer of painting,
finer details are applied. The final panel shows the completed London
street scene painting, which can be seen on this link in better