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.
This oil painting was created in the summer of 2012. It
is painted on canvas sized at 20”x 16”.
The setting is the docks at the port of Southampton (UK), as seen from
Weston Shore. The paintings shows a large “Wallenius Wilhelmsen” car
transportation ship docked beside a large grain silo, a landmark on the
entrance to the port. The oil painting is based on a crude photograph
taken with a mobile phone during the early part of January 2012, during
the last moments of daylight on a sunny, winters day. There were a
number of people walking along the stony beach at Weston Shore. The
tide was out and I placed a figure in the scene to help give the
setting a sense of scale. The scene is quite bleak, cold and largely in
silhouette and a large part of the composition is given over to the
dramatic sky. It was painted in oils because of the requirement of
painting this large area smoothly.
Three horses are shown in a field in this oil painting,
painted during late summer 2012. Two of the horses are black, the other
brown. They are taken from a photograph of horses in the New Forest. I
then placed them in to a composition using a photograph of a field from
another location. I enjoyed painting the three horses, in particular
the shine on their coats, as I had only ever painted one other horse
previously. The brightness of the grass helps to show the form of the
dark horses well.
Painted on a canvas sized at 20” x 16”.