Sunday, 19 November 2017

Working on closeup 37

Working on closeup 37

A small snippet of a forest in the summer oil painting........
martin davey WIP picnic in forest art
WIP summer picnic oil painting

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Friesian Cow Portrait - WIP stages

Friesian Cow Portrait - WIP stages

Martin Davey Artist cow portrait stages
Cow portrait - oil painting in stages
The above panel shows WIP in stages of a recent painting, painted during September 2017 of a cows portrait. The first stage is the cows head drawn in brown acrylic paint on a brown wash background, and showing a guide to the tonal values I wish to include in the finished work. The second image now shows basic areas of colour applied, with acrylic paint in darker values than the finished paint levels will be. This stage is the underpainting. In the third picture can be seen that the final oil painted layer has started where the colours, tones and details are becoming more refined. Finally in the last image the fully finished oil painting can be seen of the cows portrait. The artwork is done on mounting board, sized at 16" x 12".
This painting can be seen in greater detail here.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Working on closeup 36

Working on closeup 36

A small snippet of an autumnal / memorial oil painting WIP.... 
artist Hampshire rememberance day art martin davey
Southampton cenotaph landscape WIP

 

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Southampton Freightliner Train Maintenance - oil painting

Southampton Freightliner Train Maintenance - oil painting

martin davey southampton freightliner train repair railroad painting
Southampton Freightliner Train Maintenance - oil painting
In this industrial scene can be seen maintenance work taking place at the Freightliner railway depot at Millbrook, Southampton, in the county of Hampshire. The closest locomotive has had part of the body shell removed so as to expose the 12 cylinder diesel engine, where men are working on the power unit. In the distance can be seen an other main line freight engine and an elderly shunting locomotive. The locomotives shown are a class 66, class 70 and a class 08. The two figures dressed in orange overalls were added to provide scale and interest to the scene.
The painting was done during August 2017 and is painted in oils on mounting board, measuring 20” x 28”.
This painting can be seen in detail here.

Working on closeup 35

Working on closeup 35

 A small snippet of a horse painting......
M P Davey brown horse art WIP
WIP horse head oil painting
 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Friesian Cow Portrait – oil painting

Friesian Cow Portrait – oil painting

Martin Davey animal farm cow art
Friesian Cow Portrait – oil painting

This oil painting features a portrait of a cow. It is painted possibly in a 'romantic and sentimental' mode, with softening of the details that oil paint allows you to do, and is based on a photograph.
It is sized at 16” x 12” and painted on mounting board. The board itself is covered in gesso to stop paint from soaking in to the paper fibers, after which an acrylic under-painting is done of the subject. Then the final oil painted layer is done on top. This portrait was completed during September 2017.
This cow portrait art can be seen in greater detail by following this link.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Working on closeup 34

Working on closeup 34

Snippet of a marine based oil painting WIP.........
Artist yachts WIP eling artwork davey
boats near to Eling, hampshire WIP art