Thursday, 4 December 2014

Dr Who 4th doctor Jelly Baby

Dr Who 4th doctor Jelly Baby 

This digitally painted illustration was created in October 2014 and features the character of Dr Who, as portrayed by Tom Baker (1974 to 1980). With him is Sarah Jane Smith, an assistant played by Elisabeth Sladen between 1974 and 1977. Often the Dr, in his fourth incarnation will offer his deadly enemy a jelly baby sweet at the height of a dramatic scene in which the enemy is shouting about its plans for world/universe domination. In the scene are featured some Daleks, the Dr's main foe led by their creator, Davros, as seen in the background.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/dr-who-4th-doctor-jelly-baby-martin-davey.html

Dr Who 4th doctor Jelly Baby digital painting Artist Martin Davey
Dr Who 4th doctor Jelly Baby

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Big horse in field - oil painting

Big horse in field

This painting of a large, brown horse was done in September 2014, based on a photograph taken a few years before. The horse was found in a shady field on the outskirts of Bursledon, in Hampshire. I do not know the breed of the horse but its height and sheer size was very impressive, though quite intimidating however. I do not believe I have been so near such a large horse before and I believe it was well aware of its power! The painting is done in oils on an acrylic roughly painted base. A 12” x 10” canvas board was used as a support. 

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Big horse in field – oil painting artist Martin Davey
Big horse in field – oil painting




 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

finishing touch to painting of shed and logs

Finishing touch to painting of shed and logs

This photo shows me putting the finishing touches to this painting illustrating a large number of cut logs stacked up outside an out house on a farm. The painting is done in acrylics on a board measuring 12" x 10", and was completed in a day. It is based on a real location in Hampshire, UK. 
I was struck by the different colours of the logs and the busy texture on them when compared to the clean and bright white walls of the out house. The green moss on the roof adds extra character.
WIP on a painting of logs stored by shed - artist Martin Davey
WIP on a painting of logs stored by shed

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Two boat wrecks at low tide - acrylic painting

Two boat wrecks at low tide 

Many wrecks of old boats and yachts can be found at Northam, Southampton, where the River Itchen runs through up towards Winchester. The river is tidal and at low tide many wrecks are uncovered and others that still float rest on the mudflats. This small acrylic painting (12” x 10”) shows two floating wrecks resting on the mud. I suspect however that the larger one is not abandoned but has someone living on it! Painted in September 2014. 

Two boat wrecks at low tide – acrylic painting artist Martin Davey
Two boat wrecks at low tide – acrylic painting

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Horses and Heather in the New Forest

Horses and Heather in the New Forest

This painting is done in oils on a 20” x 16” canvas board during early September 2014. Pictured are some horses standing amongst a clearing with few trees, and lots of purple heather on the ground, during late summer. The location is about a mile away from Lyndhurst, a small town considered the gateway to the New Forest in Hampshire, UK. The forest sees many horses wandering around it but in this case the horses were added to the scene. They were seen on the same day but in a different location not too far away.
Horses and Heather in the New Forest – oil painting-artist Martin Davey
Horses and Heather in the New Forest – oil painting

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Large horse in field painting WIP

Large horse in field painting WIP

This small painting was done back in the late summer of 2014 and depicts a large and very powerful horse parked in a field just off the Hamble River, Hampshire. The horse was quite intimidating, and knew it I'm sure. I took a photo (about (2012) but has only recently been painted.
The WIP image shows the painting in three stages. The first is the brown line drawing, done in acrylic on a red base, shown here in B/W for clarity. The second panel shows a basic acrylic under painting. The final panel shows the finished oil painting.
Large horse in field _WIP oil painting Artist M P Davey
Large horse in field _WIP artwork

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Pink Pig Portrait

Pink Pig Portrait

This portrait of a pink pig was painted in September 2014 in oils on an acrylic base, on a 12” x 10” board. The pig was one of a number to be found at Hillier gardens, Romsey in Hampshire and was in a cordoned off area of the woodland. They were there to help clear old vegetation.
 
Pink Pig Portrait – oil painting-Martin Davey
Pink Pig Portrait – oil painting

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Cows in a field in the Devon countryside

Cows in a field in the Devon countryside

 
This painting, showing a group of cows in the countryside was painted in June 2014. The location is in Devon, UK, set during a very hot summer, near to the town of Seaton. The reference photograph on which the painting is based upon, was taken from the 'Seaton Tramway'. In the adjacent field can be seen bundles of wheat wrapped in plastic for transportation.
The painting is done in oils on an acrylic base, on a canvas board measuring 20” x 16”.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/cows-in-a-field-in-the-devon-countryside-martin-davey.html
Cows in a field in the Devon countryside – oil painting M P Davey
Cows in a field in the Devon countryside – oil painting


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

beach groynes at Bournemouth Beach painting WIP

beach groynes at Bournemouth Beach painting - WIP

The photo shows a painting done last week of a groyne at Bournemouth Beach (Southborne end). It was based on a photo taken a fortnight before in late September during an indian summer. 
I did the painting in oils on a 12" x 10" canvas board, and is now left to dry before having a proper photo taken of it in a few weeks time.
Groyne at Bournemouth beach - WIP artist Martin Davey
Groyne at Bournemouth beach
This second image shows the painting in stages. In the first panel is the basic brown line drawing, done in acrylic paint on a red ground (shown in B/W) for clarity. The second one shows an acrylic layer of base colours which gives me something to aim at when painting the proper top level (third panel) in oils.
The final painting can be seen here in detail.
WIP of the groyne on Bournemouth Beach in stages - artist Martin Davey
WIP of the groyne on Bournemouth Beach in stages

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Old boat wrecks on the River Itchen -acrylic painting

Old boat wrecks on the River Itchen -acrylic painting

This was a small painting I did a few weeks ago which has not been photographed properly as yet. It is done in acrylics on a board measuring 12" x 10" and was painted within a day. It shows two seemingly long forgotten boats resting on the mudflats at Northam, Southampton on the river Itchen. Both still float and I do have the feeling however that the larger one is occupied! Over the years I have painted a number of the old boats that occupy the area and it is always fascinating watching them break apart over time. They are a constantly interesting subject to paint.
Old boats on the river itchen, Southampton - artist Martin Davey
Old boats on the river itchen, Southampton - acrylic painting

Friday, 17 October 2014

Coast of Plymouth City, UK

Coast of Plymouth City, UK


This painting shows a scene at the City of Plymouth, Devon in the UK. The view is looking west on the edge of the City, with Hoe park behind the viewer and Grand Parade on the right. This part of the coast received a severe battering during the storms of February 2014.

It is a hot summers day and people are to be found swimming in the bay. Drake's Island can be seen in the background and Deer Park further still.

The painting is painted on a canvas board measuring 20” x 16”, and using acrylic paint. 
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/coast-of-plymouth-city-uk-martin-davey.html
Coast of Plymouth City, UK – acrylic painting M P Davey artist
Coast of Plymouth City, UK – acrylic painting

Monday, 13 October 2014

WIP boat yards Northam, Southampton

WIP boat yards Northam, Southampton

This photo shows WIP stages of a painting of the boat yards at Northam, at the east side of Southampton City, UK, with the River Itchen running through the landscape. The actual painting was finished a few months ago and can be seen here in this post.
This post shows in stages the build up of the painting, done in acrylics on a 20" x 16" board. The fist stage is the drawing, done in brown acrylic paint on a red acrylic ground. The picture has been made B/W for clarity. The second is a halfway stage and illustrates the top part of the skyline mostly completed but the bottom half largely untouched. The red ground is very visible here. The final picture shows the completed painting sitting on the easel.
The final painting can be seen here.
#Southampton #marine #painting #industry #hampshire
WIP Northam boats yards acrylic painting in stages
WIP Northam boats yards acrylic painting


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Knight on horseback approaching dragon guarded castle

Knight on horseback approaching dragon guarded castle

A brave knight in full armour riding a similarly armed horse is approaching a castle built on a mountain top, connected by a bridge. The castle has become enchanted by an evil force and a fire breathing dragon guarding the castle, has been alerted to the presence of the knight approaching.
This digital painting was done in photoshop during June 2014.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/knight-on-horseback-approaching-dragon-guarded-castle-martin-davey.html
Knight on horseback approaching dragon guarded castle – digital fantasy painting
Knight on horseback approaching dragon guarded castle – digital painting


Friday, 3 October 2014

WIP pink pig portrait

WIP pink pig portrait

This is a small 12" x 10" portrait of a pig done in oil paint. The photograph shows three stages of the painting. The fist still is the drawing, done in brown acrylic paint on a red groud, though it is made B/W here for clarity. The second still shows a basic set of acrylic colours added, mainly of darker tones. The last still shows the finished painting done in oils over the acrylic.
The pig itself was one of a small group clearing out some woodland of weeds at Hillier Gardens, Hampshire during the summer.
WIP pink pig portrait oil painting in stages Martin Davey
WIP pink pig portrait

Monday, 29 September 2014

Sheds on allotments at Southampton

Sheds on allotments at Southampton


In the Bitterne area of Southampton is an allotment well hidden, situated near to the River Itchen, and has a railway line at the foot of it. I have produced one painting of the location to date and this is the second, showing various plots populated with a shed and bins and other paraphernalia associated with growing vegetables, during spring.
The painting is done in oils on a 20” x 16” canvas board, during July 2014.
Sheds on allotments at Southampton – acrylic painting Martin Davey
Sheds on allotments at Southampton – acrylic painting

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Sheep in a field in the Devon countryside

Sheep in a field in the Devon countryside

 
This painting, showing a flock of sheep on a hillside in the countryside was painted in August 2014. The location is in Devon, UK, set during a very hot summer, near to the town of Seaton. Despite the feeling of endless countryside beyond the distant trees, the southern coastline of the UK is just behind.
The painting is done in oils on an acrylic base, on a canvas board measuring 20” x 16”.
Sheep in a field in the Devon countryside – oil painting Martin Davey

Sheep in a field in the Devon countryside – oil painting 20” x 16”

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

WIP horse and heather in the New Forest

WIP horse and heather in the New Forest

This image shows a work in progress of a painting featuring some horses standing on heathland in the New Forest, Hampshire, near to the town of Lyndhurst. The painting is done in oils on a canvas board measuring 20" X 16".
The fist stage shows the drawing, done in brown acrylic paint on a red ground. I have made it B/W here for clarity. The second panel shows a rough acrylic layer where the basic colours, main dark in tone have been placed. The final panel shows the finished oil painting.
The horses were not at the scene. I added them for extra interest.
WIP horses and heather in the New Forest - artist Martin Davey
WIP horses and heather in the New Forest

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tudor House Southampton Hampshire

Tudor House Southampton Hampshire

 
Tudor House, a museum since 1912 can be found in the 'old town' of the City of Southampton, Hampshire, UK. The oldest parts, now ruins in the gardens date from Norman times but the main body as seen today dates from the 1400's. Over the years many conversions have been made depending on what use the property(s) has been seen to use. The current appearance is the Victorian restoration version of a Tudor property. During the early 21st century the house was closed for a number of years while extensive restoration was carried out to strengthen the building. The building is grade 1 listed.
The painting is done in acrylics on a canvas board measuring 20” x 16”.

#architecture #tudor #painting #art #Hampshire #tudorhouse #Southampton 
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/tudor-house-southampton-hampshire-martin-davey.html
Tudor House Southampton Hampshire – acrylic painting _artist  Martin Davey
Tudor House Southampton Hampshire – acrylic painting





Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Cartoon Zombie Party

Cartoon Zombie Party


This digital image was done in September 2014 and illustrates a party being enjoyed by a number of cartoon zombies in a graveyard on Halloween. Originally the artwork was going to be drawn as 'vector' based drawn art with flat colours. In the end the whole thing was done in photoshop. The characters have a flattish, cartoony colouring to them but with some brushmarks. Unusually for me the background has not been painted but I have used photographs heavily treated for the trees, sky and grass. On top of the whole image 'grunge' effects have been placed to add some finishing sparkle.
I wanted the 'horror' to be as funny as possible to a general audience. The zombies have cartoony poses, worms coming out of them and eyeballs popping out. One zombie has had his head drop off while rising from the grave.
#zombie #art #painting #funny #cartoon #Halloween #party 
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/cartoon-zombie-party-martin-davey.html
Cartoon Zombie Party – digital art artist Martin Davey
Cartoon Zombie Party – digital art



Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Boy with Apple Tree

Boy with Apple Tree

A cartoon boy is sitting under a tree filled with giant apples, eating one of them. The tree is standing on a hill bathed in a gentle light.
Painted in Photoshop in August 2014.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/boy-with-apple-tree-martin-davey.html
Boy with Apple Tree-digital painting
Boy with Apple Tree-digital painting


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Horse in New Forest

Horse in New Forest

This painting shows a brown horse in the New Forest, Hampshire. It is based on a number of photographs taken during spring at that location. The horse was not there but was added to the composition from another photograph taken on the same day. It is painted in oils on an acrylic base, the canvas being sized at 16” x 20”. The painting took a few days to do, being completed early June 2014.

Horse in New Forest – oil painting artist Martin Davey
Horse in New Forest – oil painting

Saturday, 23 August 2014

The Twelfth Doctor Who

The Twelfth Doctor Who

This digital painting celebrates the arrival of the 12th Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, in August 2014. With him is the current assistant Clara Oswald, as played by Jenna Coleman. The other figure overseeing them is the first Dr Who, as played by William Hartnell. Behind them is their TARDIS, a transportation device that travels through space and time, its appearance stuck as a 20th century police box.
Painted in August 2014 at A4 size.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/the-twelfth-doctor-who-martin-davey.html

The Twelfth Doctor Who Hartnell Capaldi digital painting
The Twelfth Doctor Who


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Boat wreck at Bitterne Manor Park

Boat wreck at Bitterne Manor Park 

This wreck of an unknown boat was painted during May 2014, on a canvas board sized at 10” x 12” in acrylics. It is on the River Itchen that runs through Southampton and is here on the bank located at Bitterne Manor Park, on the outskirts of the City. St Denys can be seen on the opposite side of the River. 
Boat wreck at Bitterne Manor Park-acrylic painting M P Davey
Boat wreck at Bitterne Manor Park-acrylic painting



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Southampton Western Docks Container Terminal as seen from Marchwood

Southampton Western Docks Container Terminal as seen from Marchwood

This painting shows a man fishing at Marchwood on the River Test, Hampshire. On the opposite side of the River can be seen part of the Container Terminal at Southampton Western Docks, the second largest in the UK. Three large container ships can be seen moored at the facility, which introduced most of the modern cranes depicted in this painting during 2013/ 14. Another, smaller ship, is leaving the port with a much smaller consignment of containers. The Test is most famous for its Brown Trout and Grayling fish.
The painting was done in acrylics on a red ground base using a canvas board measuring 16” x 20”, during spring 2014.
Southampton Western Docks Container Terminal as seen from Marchwood-acrylic painting
Southampton Western Docks Container Terminal as seen from Marchwood
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/southampton-western-docks-container-terminal-as-seen-from-marchwood-martin-davey.html

Plymouth UK painting WIP

Plymouth UK painting WIP

This image shows work in progress on a painting of Plymouth, on the southern coast of the UK. It is a sunny day and some brave swimmers can be seen in the bay. 
plymouth WIP acrylic painting artist Martin Davey
painting WIP of Plymouth, Devon, UK
The fist image shows the drawing of the scene on a ground colour. The following one shows darker tonal under painting in place and the final image shows the completed painting. The entire painting is done in acrylics on a board sized at 20" x 16".

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Black And White Pig on Farm

Black And White Pig on Farm 

This oil painting is done on a canvas board measuring 10” x 12”, on top of a rough acrylic painting. The subject is a black and white pig wondering around a muddy pen on a farm in Hampshire. The painting took less than a day to do, and was done in June 2014.
Black And White Pig on Farm-oil painting artist Martin davey
Black And White Pig on Farm-oil painting



Sunday, 3 August 2014

Tudor House Museum, Southampton acrylic painting WIP

Tudor House Museum, Southampton acrylic painting

This image show a progression of a painting of Tudor House, Southampton, in the county of Hampshire, UK. It is a grade 1 listed building in the 'old town' of the city. The oldest parts of the main building are from the 1400's, though an earlier Norman building as ruins can be seen connected to the main structure. Tudor House has had many changes over the centuries in terms of use and buildings added. The current version is the Edwardian version of what a Tudor house should look like, when it became Southampton museum in 1912. The building was closed between 2002- 2011 where it was extensively restored to preserve it for centuries to come.
Tudor House Museum, Southampton acrylic painting WIP artist M P Davey
Tudor House Museum, Southampton acrylic painting
The painting is done in acrylics on a canvas board, measuring 20" x 16". The first stage shows a drawing in acrylic paint. The second image shows some body colour painted in and some details finished. The final image shows the painting complete.

Friday, 1 August 2014

New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2014

Artist Martin Davey with 'Horse in the New Forest' oil painting new forest open art 2014
Artist Martin Davey with 'Horse in the New Forest' oil painting

New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2014

I currently have a picture of mine exhibited in the New Forest Open Art Exhibition. The theme was the New Forest (Hampshire, UK) and the painting shows a horse standing in an avenue of trees on a sunny day. It is called 'Horse in the New Forest'.
The painting is done in oils on an acrylic base of muted dark colours. Underneath that is a red ground surface. It measures 20" x 16".
The exhibition is held from the 26th July until the 30th August at the New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst.
The image shows my self on the preview evening on the 24th standing next to the painting.



Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Allotments at Southampton beside River Itchen

Allotments at Southampton beside River Itchen

This painting shows an area of allotments in Southampton, beside the River Itchen. The allotments are on the Bitterne side of the River. On the other side of the river can be seen a part of the east side of the City of Southampton, stretching from the civic centre on the left to the Northam bridge on the right with boat yards and facilities on the river bank, and larger buildings found in the City centre on the horizon. The allotment is on a steep hill, going down to the river and is quite large in area and in the amount of plots with little sheds located there.
The painting was done on a canvas board measuring 20” x 16” and done using oil paint on an acrylic base.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/allotments-at-southampton-beside-river-itchen-martin-davey.html
Allotments at Southampton beside River Itchen -oil painting
Allotments at Southampton beside River Itchen -oil painting


Monday, 28 July 2014

Girl in a ballon greeting Happy sun -ipad mini case

Cows in Devon Field-WIP oil painting

Cows in Devon field oil painting, WIP

This image shows a painting of some cows in a field in Devon, painted in oils during June 2014. Three stages are shown, the first stage the initial drawing on to a 16" x 20" canvas board done in brown acrylic. The second stage is a base colour layer again done in acrylics, using darker tones generally. The third stage shows the final oil painted layer.
The artists web site is here.
Cows in Devon field oil painting, WIP artist Martin Davey
Cows in Devon field oil painting, WIP

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Monster Train attacking Cowboys

Monster Train attacking Cowboys

A big, black steam train has transformed in to a monster. Some cowboys have come across it and the monster is angry. Its pistons have turned in to pincers and the firebox has teeth and claws to eat its victims with. Large clouds of dirty smoke are pumping out from the hot and aggressive metal creature, its lamp transformed in to an eye. The cowboys are trying their best at controlling it but the horse is very frightened.
Digital illustration painted in photoshop to A3 size during February 2014.

 
Monster Train attacking Cowboys-digital painting
Monster Train attacking Cowboys-digital painting

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fawley power station from Weston Shore Hampshire


Fawley power station from Weston Shore Hampshire

This painting shows the view from Weston Shore, Southampton, looking over to Fawley Power station on a spring morning. Running between is Southampton Water, and a Grimaldi Lines cargo ship carrying cars can be seen approaching the port of Southampton. The tall chimney of the power station is a very distinctive landmark in the area. Behind is the New Forest. The tide is out on the shore revealing various old pipes and concrete blocks.
The painting is done in acrylics on a board measuring 10” x 12”, in less than a day. Painted during June 2014.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/fawley-power-station-from-weston-shore-hampshire-martin-davey.html
Fawley power station from Weston Shore Hampshire-acrylic painting
Fawley power station from Weston Shore Hampshire-acrylic painting



 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

SS Shieldhall on a cruise in the Solent

SS Shieldhall on a cruise in the Solent

This painting shows the SS Shieldhall, a preserved steam powered ship, on a cruise in the Solent, Hampshire. She was built in 1955 to a traditional, older design and is the largest working steam Ship in Northern Europe. The ship entered in to preservation from 1985 after initially working in the Glasgow area when launched and later the Southampton area toward the end of her working career.
The painting was done with acrylic paint on a canvas board sized at 20” x 16”, over a period of a few days during June 2014.
SS Shieldhall on a cruise in the Solent-acrylic painting
SS Shieldhall on a cruise in the Solent-acrylic painting

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Northam boat yards and old boats

Northam boat yards and old boats

 
This painting shows the industrial area by the River Itchen at Northam, Southampton, as viewed from the Bittern side. Various boat yards can be seen on the left and on the right are cranes that work at the scrapyard, used for loading scrap metal on to a ship at least once a week. The tide is out and this reveals a carpet of green algae across the mudflats, inter-cut with small streams ow water running through it. A famous feature of the river is the large amount of old boat wrecks dotted around, a number exposed at low tide.
The painting is painted in acrylics over a few days, on a board measuring 16” x 20”, during April 2014. 
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/northam-boat-yards-and-old-boats-martin-davey.html
Northam boat yards and old boats-acrylic painting
Northam boat yards and old boats-acrylic painting

Friday, 4 July 2014

Brown Horse drinking from stream


Brown Horse drinking from stream 

This small, 10” x 12” oil painting features a brown horse drinking some water from a shallow stream in the New Forest, Hampshire on a summers evening. It was painted wet in to wet, in under a day on a red acrylic base, during may 2014.
Brown Horse drinking from stream-oil painting
Brown Horse drinking from stream-oil painting

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

River Hamble Lagoon Hampshire

River Hamble Lagoon Hampshire

 
This painting shows a lagoon running parallel along the River Hamble (out of scene), in Hampshire, near to the City of Southampton. The river was at low tide so revealing a large expanse of mudflats in the area with lagoons interruption the landscape The artist was struck by the prettiness of the scene with the brown wet mud and foliage contrasting with the bright blue of the sky reflecting in the water.
This painting was created in April 2014 in an afternoon, using oils on a canvas board measuring 10” x 12.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/river-hamble-lagoon-hampshire-martin-davey.html
Lagoon, River Hamble, Hampshire oil painting
Lagoon, River Hamble, Hampshire



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

People at Southampton Eastern Docks viewing ship-acrylic painting

People at Southampton Eastern Docks viewing ship

 A couple are standing at the ferry terminal at Southampton looking towards the East Docks, at the P&O Cruise ship MV Ventura, one of the largest in Europe, built in 2008. Dwarfed by the MV Ventura is the tug tender Calshot with its characterful red funnel, It was built in Southampton in 1929, and is undergoing restoration. The long, narrow silver building is the Southampton ocean terminal, opened in 2009, and gleaming in the summer sunshine!
This painting was done in acrylics on a canvas board sized at 10” x 12”.
martin_davey_fine_art_transport_painting_people_at_southampton_eastern_docks_viewing_ship.htm

People at Southampton Eastern Docks viewing ship-acrylic painting
People at Southampton Eastern Docks viewing ship-acrylic painting

Weston Shore view of Fawley wip stages painting

Weston Shore view of Fawley wip stages painting

This image shows progression on a painting showing a scene at Weston Shore, Hampshire. Weston Shore is on Southampton water, and in the painting can be seen a cargo ship carrying cars to the Port of Southampton. On the opposite side of the water can be seen Fawley Power Station, its distinctive chimney visible for many miles.
The painting is done in acrylics on a board sized at 10" x 12". It took less than a day to paint.
Weston Shore view of Fawley wip stages painting
Weston Shore view of Fawley wip stages painting
The final painting can be seen here.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Old boats moored at St Denys Southampton

Old boats moored at St Denys Southampton 

This painting of old boats moored up at St Denys was painted in April in 2014. They are on the River Itchen which flows through the area from Southampton Water. In the background can be seen the backs of houses on priory Road. The painting is done in Acrylics on a canvas board sized at 10” x 12”.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-boats-moored-at-st-denys-southampton-martin-davey.html
Old boats moored at St Denys Southampton-acrylic painting
Old boats moored at St Denys Southampton-acrylic painting

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Pig painting work in progress stages

Pig painting work in progress stages

This photo shows an oil painting of a pig in stages. The first stage shows a drawing created with acrylic paint on a red ground (B/W here for clarity).The second stage is where a basic acrylic colour base is applied. Some times I have used oil paint at this stage and sometimes I skip this stage completely. The Final stage is the actual painting done in oil paint, applied quite thickly.
Oil painting of pig in stages
Oil painting of pig in stages

Monday, 16 June 2014

Goth girl fairy with spider widow


Goth girl fairy with spider widow

Digital illustration of a Gothic fairy with a black widow friend in a graveyard. The goth fairy girl is dressed in Victorian attire with jewellery glistening in the moonlight, and has black wings. Beside her, on its web, is a friendly black widow spider, with distinctive red markings. Behind them on the horizon is a old haunted castle where they used to live but now the small hut provides accommodation for them and their friends. 
Painted in Photoshop to A4 size during late February 2014. 

Goth girl fairy with spider widow-digital goth painting
Goth girl fairy with spider widow


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Hillier Gardens Grass and Trees

Hillier Gardens Grass and Trees

Hillier gardens was started by Sir Harold Hillier in the 1960s, becoming a charitable trust in the 1970s. It covers an area of 180 acres, contains 42,000 trees and shrubs and is to be found near to Romsey, Hampshire in the UK.
The scene depicted in the painting is a spectacular view offered from one of the public huts where the public can rest and enjoy looking across miles of countryside in to Wiltshire. This is a scene that often captures the artist eye upon visiting.
The painting is done in oils, in a one day sitting on a canvas board measuring 10” x 12”, using a red acrylic ground, and painting 'wet in to wet'.
http://martin-davey.artistwebsites.com/featured/hillier-gardens-grass-and-trees-martin-davey.html
 
Hillier Gardens Grass and Trees-oil painting
Hillier Gardens Grass and Trees-oil painting

Monday, 2 June 2014

Lepe Lighthouse Hampshire


Lepe Lighthouse Hampshire

 
Lepe Lighthouse is situated in the Lepe Country Park within the New Forest, Hampshire, UK.
It was built in 2000 to help sailors navigate the approach to the Beaulieu river from the Solent, and is a very distinctive landmark on the coast. The lighthouse is formally known as the Beaulieu River Millennium beacon.
The painting is done in acrylics on a canvas board measuring 10” x12”, within a day.
 
Lepe Lighthouse Hampshire-acrylic painting

Lepe Lighthouse Hampshire-acrylic painting

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Southampton cargo ship as seen at Weston Shore

Southampton cargo ship as seen at Weston Shore

This oil painting was done in March 2014 on a small 10” x 12” canvas board. It shows a scene one sunny morning of a 'Wallenius Wilhelmsen' cargo ship, loading up with cars, docked at the Eastern Docks at Southampton. The view is a typical one as seen from Weston Shore on the opposite side of Southampton Water and the large grain silos are a distinctive landmark in the area.
Southampton cargo ship as seen at Weston Shore-oil painting
Southampton cargo ship as seen at Weston Shore-oil painting
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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Winter Fishing at Weston Shore, Southampton

Winter Fishing at Weston Shore, Southampton

A group of people are seen fishing in Southampton Water, on Weston Shore, Southampton, during a sunny winters afternoon. The shore is made up of shingle, and this location is near to the car park. On the opposite side of the water is a part of the port of Southampton where a 'Wallenius Wilhelmsen' ship is in dock, next to the distinctive silos which are a local landmark at the entrance to the port.
The painting is done in oils on a canvas board measuring 16” x 20”, and was painted during autumn 2013, based on a photo taken during January of that year.
 
Winter Fishing at Weston Shore, Southampton-oil painting
Winter Fishing at Weston Shore, Southampton oil painting