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.