Friday, 23 December 2016

Beach groin with autumn waves oil painting

Beach groin with autumn waves oil painting

M P Davey artist beach autumn art
Beach Groin with autumn waves- oil 16" x 12"
This painting was finished in early December 2016 and shows a view of a large wooden groin on the sandy beach at Bournemouth, Dorset on the south of England coast. The beach is largely empty so the dominant noise is the sea crawling up the wet sand and the waves brushing along the damp wooden groin. It is set during autumn and is based on a photo taken a number of years previously. It measures 16" x 12" and is painted in oils on an acrylic under-painting, done on stretched paper. The finished painting can be seen clearly here.
#beach #artist #Bournemouth #oilpainting #seaside

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Artwork for end of year 2016

Artwork for end of year 2016

Martin davey snow covered forest with horse and cart painting
Winter scene with castle - digital painting
 This small (960 x 1280px) picture was digitally painted as a small project on my Samsung Galaxy tablet using the  'Auto Desktop Pro' art app. The programe responds to pen pressure input through the tablets built in 'Wacom' pressure sensitive screen, enabling painting on the device. The only part done outside of the app was when the image was exported and placed in Photoshop where the type was added on a PC. I have used the app for some sketching from life outdoors during the summer and sometimes for roughing out ideas, where the image would be exported to Photoshop to be refined in to a finished painting. This example is the first time that a painting has been finished (as much is practical) on the tablet. 
The scene was not expected to be a Christmas card for followers on social media, but as it was finished a few days before and had a suitable subject, it was made so.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Beach groin with autumn waves oil painting WIP

Beach groin with autumn waves oil painting WIP

beach WIP artist M P Davey oil paint
WIP oil painting beach groin Bournemouth
The photo show work in stages of an oil painting showing a wooden groin situated on Bournemouth beach, Dorset, on the south coast of England. The time of year is autumn so the light is not as powerful a few months later on the deserted beach.
The first panel shows an orange acrylic wash on paper with the drawing applied with brown acrylic paint. In the second panel, 'underpainting' has taken place in which darker versions of the final colours are applied, using acrylic paint, which then acts as a base for the final, finished paint application. This final stage is shown in the final panel where the final detailed paint application is done in oil paint rather than acrylic paint in this case. I felt that oils suit natural subjects and help with colour blending and creating the feeling of natural light. Acrylics works well for man made subjects, for instance architecture.
The final finished painting can be seen here
#beach #WIP #artist #oilpainting #Bournemouth

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Southampton Bursledon Brickworks open day ART WIP

Southampton Bursledon Brickworks open day ART WIP


Martin davey artist hampshire Burlsedon oil painting
Bursledon Brickworks open day painting WIP stages
This panel shows an oil painting in stages, done in 2011. It features a scene at the Bursledon Brickworks, just outside of Southampton, in Hampshire, during an open day. A number of privately owned steam traction engines would be invited for display at the open weekend to join ones held by the brickworks on its premises, a heritage industrial museum.
In the first panel can be seen the basic line drawing done in brown acrylic paint on top of a brown 'base' wash. The second panel show further development with a wash using diluted oil paint to fill in basic tones and base colours. The final panel shows the finished art using oil paint straight out of the tube (undiluted). There would have been approx a weeks drying time between stage two and three.
The painting is done on a stretched canvas measuring 20” x 16”.
The finished painting can be seen here.
 #Southampton #Bursledon #steam #brickworks #painting

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

working on closeup 18

working on closeup 18

A small snippet of a marine based oil painting of a Dorset beach.... 
painting WIP Martin davey ocean waves groin
WIP of groin on Bournemouth Beach oil painting

Monday, 12 December 2016

Titanic wreck painting WIP

Titanic wreck painting WIP

This image show some of the working for a painting done back in 2012, on the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic. The final painting was to be an oil painting, but to get there I had to do some research as it was not possible to go down to the ocean floor and take a photograph! I used Photoshop to draw out what I wanted to achieve in terms of composition and how to draw the ship in its wrecked state. I referred to a number of books on the subject and studied diagrams of how the ship hit the ocean floor with such force that the bow buckled and ripped along the hull. During the drawing up of the Titanic I wanted to understand what the ship is like when new and how it is constructed so I spent some time looking at photographs and illustrations which aided me in creating the ship as it is now.
Artist davey wreck of Titanic work in progress
WIP titanic wreck oil painting
After creating a working drawing I then did a small rough colour painting, again in Photoshop which allowed me to find what colour and lighting values using the same drawing. It was quicker and easier to do this than use real paint to find the values as I was able to constantly fiddle around until getting what I want. I also did not want to spend time experimenting when doing the actual painting in oil, because as it is quite a technical subject it is not practical to be 'loose' on the depiction, the danger being that the details get distorted and lost if not adhering to a disciplined work flow.
The finished painting can be seen here.
 


Monday, 5 December 2016

Winter Hilliers Garden Hampshire - oil painting

Winter Hilliers Garden Hampshire - oil painting

Artist Martin Davey lake at winter romsey hampshire
Winter Hilliers Garden Hampshire - oil painting 20" x 16"
This painting shows a scene at Hilliers Gardens, Hampshire, near to Romsey, during a sunny winters day. The lake has already been the subject of two painting by myself and this feature of the gardens is probably the focal point for the gardens and looks good whatever the season or weather. The gardens have many permanently installed pieces of art to be found, mainly done as metal work. The figure in the lake is in fact a life size metal statue.
The painting was completed during November 2016. It is done in oils on paper sized at 20” x 16”.
#hilliers #Hampshire #garden #art #painting

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tree Lined Countryside Road oil painting - WIP

Tree Lined Countryside Road oil painting - WIP

Martin Davey WIP oil painting stages
Tree Lined Country Road - WIP
 The above panel shows three work in progress stages of a painting completed during October 2016. The painting features a typical countryside road as to be found in Hampshire.
The first section shows the paper with an orange wash, using acrylic paint. On top of the wash, which acts as a ground for the later colours applied over it, are the elements on the scene drawn in brown acrylic paint. The second stage is where the base colours have been applied, again in acrylic paint. This helps me to find the correct colours/ tones and helps to build up the blend of colours. The final stage is, in this case, the use of oil paints. At this stage the colours are more refined in tonal quality and as they are oils they do not change their visual qualities. Acrylic paint often dries to a darker shade after initial application. Most of the oil paint was applied over two days and then left to dry for about a week. I then returned to add a few details on top, which is easier to do if the oil paint is not still wet. It should be noted that the painting was done on paper and that it has a 20" x 16" image area.
The finished painting can be seen here
#hampshire #WIP #artist #countryside #trees

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

working on close-up 17

working on close-up 17

A small snippet of an oil painting featuring a famous Hampshire garden at wintertime... 
martin davey garden painting WIP hampshire
WIP winter gardens oil painting

Monday, 28 November 2016

Boats At Hamble Marina - acrylic painting

Boats At Hamble Marina - acrylic painting

Hampshire boat marina Martin Davey artist
Boats at Hamble Marina - acrylic 20" x 16"

This painting shows a scene of one of the marinas along the River Hamble, situated in the county of Hampshire, England. Many boats and yachts can be seen to be moored here.The painting is based on a photograph taken a few years ago looking upstream towards the Swanwick area. Behind the viewer, the river flows in to Southampton Water and onwards to the Solent.
This acrylic painting is done on stretched paper, the image size being 20” x 16”. It was completed during September 2016.
#boats #Hampshire #artist #hamble #landscape
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/boats-at-hamble-marina-martin-davey.html

SWT commission #ArtOnBoard 2016

SWT commission #ArtOnBoard 2016

SWT M P Davey art New forest train
Original acrylic painting and as applied to train

This is the pleasing end result of a commission from GTB advertising agency for a promotion for South West Trains (SWT), a railway company based on routes in the south west of England from Waterloo station (London).
The painting shows a scene based on the New Forest, Hampshire, in the south of England. The national Park is large and features various types of landscape. I picked a location near to Brockenhurst with which it is possible to view trains running through the landscape and show its famous residence, the livestock that is allowed to roam freely throughout the forest. This is mainly horses, cows, ponies and donkeys.
The original painting was done in acrylics on a canvas sized at 150cm x 70cm during August 2016. It had to be finished by the start of September, and was applied to the first of two trains during late October, and on which day I was invited to see the artwork (reproduced on vinyl sections) being applied. The art was to applied four times on each train. During late November the campaign, to advertise advertising space on trains, was unveiled officially. The above photograph shows it on the train displayed at Waterloo station.
More details of the project, including work in progress pictures, can be seen here.
#art #NewForest #painting #Hampshire #ArtOnBoard

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Tree lined countryside road - oil painting

Tree lined countryside road - oil painting

M P Davey road with hedgerows and trees painting
Tree lined countryside road - oil painting 20" x 16"
This painting features a narrow tarmac country road winding its way through a typical part of the Hampshire countryside. The hedgerow on the left has recently been cut back and the September scene shows the first signs of the approaching Autumn, with the leaves loosing their colour and the sun lower in the sky.
The painting, completed during October 2016 is created using oil paint on stretched paper, sized at 20" x 16".
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/tree-lined-countryside-road-martin-davey.html
#artist #countryside #painting #autumn #Hampshire


Sunday, 20 November 2016

Planet Castle On Arch - digital painting

Planet Castle On Arch - digital painting

 
 This digital Sci-Fi illustration was painted in Photoshop from a basic sketch done in 'Auto Sketchbook' running on an android device. The scene features an alien planet landscape with strange rock like formations that rise-out of the ground like half of an arch formation. Some of them are very large. On one of them a castle has been built on one of them which has now fallen in to disrepair. In the foreground is a local resident on a cart which is being pulled along by some strong, horned beast. On the back of the cart is a cargo of red, egg like objects. The sun is setting on this peaceful landscape and the driver takes no notice of the castle that's been there seemingly for ever and quietly rots. The image was created in July 2016.
#scifi #painting #illustration #alien #planet
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/planet-castle-on-arch-martin-davey.html

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Two Yachts Receiving Maintenance In A Yard - acrylic painting

Two Yachts Receiving Maintenance In A Yard - acrylic painting

martin davey art yachts under repair Southampton boat yard
Two Yachts Receiving Maintenance In A Yard - acrylic painting 16" x 12"


This painting completed during early November 2016, features two yachts resting on poles and cradles in a boat yard during a hot summers afternoon. One of the boats is receiving attention to its hull with filler applied. Littered around the scene are pieces of wood used for props and a number of flat wooden pallets for fork lift trucks placed in piles. The boat yard is at Northam, on the east side of Southampton, and on the banks of the river Itchen.
This painting is done in acrylics on stretched paper, the image size being 16" x 12".
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/two-yachts-receiving-maintenance-in-a-yard-martin-davey.html 
#boats #art #Southampton #yacht #industry

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Creepy Clowns - digital painting

Creepy Clowns - digital painting

martin davey nasty horror clowns illustration
Creepy Clowns - digital painting
Digital painting of an entrance to a creepy circus with an evil looking ringmaster inviting the observer in to the tent. In the distance with the curtain partly open, a happy looking clown does not manage to conceal his axe too well. In the darkness a further menacing figure is waiting in the shadows of the tent. A figure is awaiting payment in the kiosk hut!
This painting was finished in early September 2016. It was initially digitally painted in Autodesk SketchBook pro on a Samsung tablet. After the sketch and basic colours were down the image was then exported, resized and completed in Photoshop in an A4 format.
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/creepy-circus-martin-davey.html
#clowns #painting #horror #circus #artist

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Cows Sitting By Hill Relaxing - WIP

 Cows Sitting By Hill Relaxing - WIP



This acrylic, 16" x12" painting, was completed in October 2016, and shows a group of cows sitting at the base of a hill in the New Forest enjoying the midday sun.
The picture shows work on the artwork in three stages. The first stage is the drawing of the proposed scene, done in brown acrylic paint on to an orange 'ground', which acts as a base for all the colours added on top. This makes sure that the later colours applied are quite strong and think. Even so some of this orange colour will still show through the subsequent layers and add something to the final image. The second stage demonstrates the base colours in the scene laid down, generally darker versions of the final colours. The last stage shows the final colours with correct tonal qualities, and are painted with more care at this time for finer details.
The finished painting can be seen here
#Hampshire #NewForest #cows #artist #painting




Sunday, 13 November 2016

Red House Museum - Open Art Exhibition 2016

Red House Museum - Open Art Exhibition 2016

On Saturday 12 November I attended the opening reception for the yearly open art exhibition at the Red House Museum. It is located in the pretty town of Christchurch, Dorset. The museum is situated in an old work house, built appropriately of red brick. Two of my paintings are featured in it, both acrylic paintings on paper. One features a wave hitting a pebble shore, and the other some cows relaxing at the foot of a hill.
The 'Red House Open Art Show' started on the 12 November and runs until 23 December 2016. It is free to enter and the address is Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU.
Martin Davey art at Christchurch museum

cows relaxing art on Red House Open art exhibition 2016
 

Cows Sitting By Hill Relaxing - acrylic painting

Cows Sitting By Hill Relaxing - acrylic painting

Martin Davey acrylic painting cows in New Forest
Cows Sitting By Hill Relaxing - acrylic painting 16" x 12"
This 16" x 12" acrylic painting is painted on paper. It features a countryside scene during the summer with three Friesian cows resting on the grass, during the midday sun. In the background is a small hill with an old fence and worn path. The painting depicts a location in a part of the New Forest, near to the town of Ringwood, in the county of Hampshire.
The artwork was done during October 2016. 
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/cows-sitting-by-hill-relaxing-martin-davey.html 
#Hampshire #art #cows #Newforest #countryside

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Sheds on allotments at Southampton ART - WIP

Sheds on allotments at Southampton ART  - WIP

Davey hampshire gardening sheds art WIP
three stages of WIP 'Sheds on Allotments at Southampton' painting

This picture shows three stages of a painting completed in July 2014, and which measures 20" x 16". It features a scene on an allotment in Southampton, near to the River Itchen and Bitterne area of the city, and I was struck by the collection of various sheds of different design, canes and compost bins arranged in the view that had character.
The first panel shows the drawing, in brown acrylic on a red ground wash which acts as a base for the future paint applied on top. Some of this red will show through layers of paint applied in further stages. The second stage shows darker base colours applied, using acrylic paint which tend to be shadowy versions of the finished intended colour. The last panel shows the final application of oil paint on top of the other coats.
The finished painting can be seen here.
#gardening #painting #art #WIP #sheds

 

Friday, 11 November 2016

One Wave_oil Painting

One Wave - oil painting

one single wave on sea art by Martin Davey
One wave oil painting by Martin Davey 20" x 16"
This painting was created during late September 2016, featuring a stark composition that just features a close up of the sea, hitting the wet sandy shore and creating a wave. The image is painted in oil paint which I rarely use, but I felt this medium would suit the subject matter and help to achieve the colour blending required. It is sized at 20” x 16” and painted on stretched watercolour paper.
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/one-wave-martin-davey.html 
#sea #painting #wave #beach #artist

Monster Attacking Cavemen - digital painting

 Monster Attacking Cavemen - digital painting

martin davey big monster attacking cavemen
Monster Attacking Cavemen - digital painting
Cavemen out in a clearing stumble in to the path of a large, angry monster. The prettily coloured creature is not amused by the little cavemen.
This digital illustration was painted during August 2016. Initially it was sketched out in 'Auto Sketchbook Pro' on a tablet with base colours applied. After a certain amount of work it was exported to Photoshop, to develop it further and make the document larger to A4 size.
#scifi #monster #painting #prehistoric #cavemen
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/monster-attacking-cavemen-martin-davey.html

Thursday, 10 November 2016

SWT instagram posting depot photo

SOUTH WEST TRAINS instagram posting 

depot photo

This is a photo taken (27 Oct 2016) at Strawberry Hill railway depot (London) showing my art, partly applied, to a class 450 EMU as used by South West Trains. The top part of the design is missing at the time. The picture was displayed on Instagram before the official launch of the campaign. I was invited to the depot to see the artwork being applied.
#artist #ArtOnBoard #Hampshire #NewForest #painting

Devon Field And Drystone Wall - acrylic painting

 Devon Field And Drystone Wall - acrylic painting

acrylic art devon countryside Martin Davey
Devon Field And Drystone Wall - acrylic painting 16" x 12"

This acrylic painting shows a stone wall on the edge of a field during a summers evening. The location is in the county of Devon, the field and wall being at a coastal spot called Wembury. The landscape faces south and in to the distance meets a cliff dropping in to the sea. A few farm buildings can be see in the distance. The painting is dominated by the characterful, drystone wall in the foreground. The painting was finished during very early August 2016 and is painted on stretched paper, sized at 16" x 12".
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/devon-field-and-drystone-wall-martin-davey.html
#Devon #art #wall #countryside #painting

Boat and Pink House WIP - acrylic painting

Boat and Pink House WIP - acrylic painting

WIP art work davey boat with house
Boat with Pink House painting WIP stages
This composite panel shows the three stages of a recent painting, the subject of which was a boat moored by the river bank and presumably belonging to the owners of the pretty pink coloured house. The location was the River Stour, Christchurch.
The first section shows the basic drawing done in brown acrylic paint on top of an orange 'ground' which acts as a base for the painting, and done in acrylic paint too.
The second stage shows progress as to the base/ darker colours added to the scene. The final stage shows the finished painting with all the details applied. Acrylic paint was used throughout. It was done on stretched paper and the image size is 16" x 12". 
The finished painting can be seen here
#boat #Christchurch #river #stour #artist

Saturday, 5 November 2016

working on close-up 16

working on close-up 16

 A small snippet of an acrylic painting featuring yachts undergoing repair in a boat yard...
Hampshire Artist marine Davey yachts being repaired artwork
WIP yachts under repair acrylic painting
 

Monday, 31 October 2016

Boat With Pink House On River - acrylic painting

 Boat With Pink House On River - acrylic painting

Artist christchurch river bank pink house
Boat With Pink House On River - acrylic painting
Created during October 2016, this acrylic painting features a small sailing boat moored up to a river bank, next to a pink painted house. The location is the River Stour in Christchurch, Dorset, on the southern coast of the UK. The timeless location is one enjoyed by tourists over the centuries. The painting, which is based on a photograph, is painted in acrylics on paper, sized at 12” x 16”. 
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/boat-with-pink-house-on-river-martin-davey.html
#artist #boat #Christchurch #river #pink

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

working on close-up 15

working on close-up 15

 A small snippet of an acrylic painting featuring cows enjoying the sun...
painting close up martin davey countryside animals
WIP acrylic cows in sun painting

Monday, 24 October 2016

Boats at Fawley

Boats at Fawley - acrylic painting

M P Davey river hamble hampshire painting
Boats at Fawley, Hampshire with power station in the background
This Hampshire painting features a scene from Warsash looking across Southampton Water with the large power station at Fawley. The boats in the foreground rest on the mud banks of the River Hamble which intersects at this point with Southampton Water, a very busy shipping route that leads to the Solent.
The power station, built in 1971 is a famous landmark in the area and the chimney is 650ft tall. The power station closed in 2013 so the distinctive and visible icon for miles will eventually disappear when demolition is complete.
The acrylic painting is on stretched paper sized at 12" x 16" and done during January 2016.

http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/boats-at-fawley-hampshire-martin-davey.html 
#Hampshire #boats #Fawley #painting #chimney

Saturday, 22 October 2016

One Wave WIP oil painting

One Wave WIP - oil painting

Davey sea oil painting in stages
One wave oil painting in stages
This composite image shows stages of the 'One Wave' painting, completed in September 2016. It is painted in oils, my first for some time, and is done on stretched paper. The image size is 20" x 16".
The first image shows an orange 'ground' colour base using acrylic paint, with the basic drawing of the subject matter drawn in brown acrylic paint. The second panel shows a half way stage with the basic tone/ colour areas placed down, in darker tones intentionally. This stage was again done in acrylics. The final image shows the final stage, and is done in oils. The choice was made to use oils because of the better blending possible that the medium offered, rather that of acrylic paint.
The composition was quite stark for me and was quite difficult to do as there are no hard edges and everything is fluid in motion and colour. The waves regresing to the background may appear simple but were quite taxing! 
The final art can be viewed here
#artist #sea #oilpainting #beach #WIP

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Zany Zebra art blog update 15

Zany Zebra art blog update 15 


martin davey £6000 zany Zebras street art
The result of my two Zany Zebras entry in the auction
The final part of the Zany Zebra's campaign took place on the 18 October 2016. It was an auction where all of the full sized painted Zebras were sold off in a big event held at the 'Hilton at the Ageas Bowl', near to Southampton, which is where the original trail showing all the Zebras on the streets of the city had been held during the summer. 
I'm pleased to report that my Zebras each both went for £3000, a figure that I am proud of. Only two other Zebras went for a higher prices, and one other for £3000. The money raised from the auction goes to Marwell Zoo, the creators of the project, in to their charity to help support the work to protect the 'Grevy's' zebra and other wildlife in Africa. The sculptures are based on the Grevy Zebra with its distinctive ears. 
Thanks must go to the Sponsors, Casa Brazil and Associated British Ports for their sponsoring of the two Zebras I created. Thanks also to the new owners who bid, and lastly thanks to Marwell Zoo and the team involved in the hard work running the 'Zany Zebra' campaign in Southampton, which was enjoyed by the thousands!  
The total raised in the auction was £87,550. The campaigns pages for Zany Zebras are here, and the main page for Marwell Zoo, here.
A general page relating to my input in to the project can be seen here.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

working on close-up 14

working on close-up 14

A small section of an oil painting of some trees...
hampshire artist close up oil painting at work
WIP on an oil painting featuring trees
 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

working on close-up 13

working on close-up 13

A small section of an acrylic painting involving a house and a sailing boat.....
House on riverbank art WIP davey
WIP of a sailing boat with house acrylic painting
 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

ABP marathon Southampton 2016

 ABP marathon Southampton 2016

northam road sport marathon april 2016 art
2016 ABP marathon, Southampton, acrylic painting
This painting was done in acrylics on stretched canvas. The canvas was 28" x 20" in size, bigger than the normal size I work to because of the intention of it being exhibited in a large gallery. The scene shows the main road running through Northam, Southampton which had been closed off to some traffic as to be used for part of the course for the ABP 2016 Marathon, held on April 24. The painting is based on a number of photographs taken on the day and a new composition was done using Photoshop, mainly to juggle the runners to a more pleasing grouping. The girl was used as a focal point within the composition. From this composition the scene was scaled up and redrawn on to the canvas. Some of the elements were quite difficult to do, in particular the listed gas holder in the background, now out of use. The painting was completed during June 2016.
This painting was one of two, produced for the City Art Gallery's Open Exhibition 'A Sporting life', during Summer 2016.

http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/sunday-morning-abp-marathon-northam-southampton-martin-davey.html
#artist #ABP #sport #landscape #hampshire

Boats at hamble marina WIP - acrylic painting

Boats at Hamble Marina WIP - acrylic painting

This picture composite show three different stages in the creation of the 'Boats at Hamble Marina'. The first panel shows the initial drawing painted with brown acrylic paint on an orange ground. The second panel now shows the dark base colours or under-painting applied. The last panel shows the completed painting. The entire work was done in acrylics on stretched paper, measuring 20" x 16" and completed during September 2016. The finished painting can be seen here.
The subject of the painting is the Hamble River, near to Southampton on the southern coast of the UK. There are five boat marinas along this river so it is a popular location for sailors.
#artist #marina #Hamble #Hampshire #WIP
painting stages hamble hampshire acrylic
WIP stages on the Boats at Hamble marina acrylic painting

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

working on close-up 12

working on close-up 12

A closeup snippet of the latest painting which is of a marine flavour and painted in oils....
WIP waves oil painting M Davey
WIP close up of a wave painted in oils

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Working on close-up 11

Working on close-up 11

  A small snippet from a new painting showing a local scene at Hamble marina,Hampshire, in the works....
Artist M P Davey WIP hampshire acylic WIP
WIP on Hamble marina acrylic painting


Saturday, 17 September 2016

Wave And Colourful pebbles WIP

Wave And Colourful pebbles WIP

This image shows various stages of progress on the recent painting 'Wave And Colorful Pebbles'. The first panel shows the basic drawing, done in brown acrylic on an orange ground or base colour. The second panel shows base/ dark colours added, done with acrylic paint.The final shows the completed acrylic art which was done on stretched paper sized at 16" x 12", during the summer of 2016.
The completed painting can be seen here.

#painting #sea #pebbles #coastal #artist
sea water waves on colourful pebbles coastal art
stages of work on the 'Wave and colourful pebbles' acrylic painting.













Monday, 12 September 2016

Working on close-up 10

Working on close up 10

  A small snippet from a new painting of the Devon countryside with a drystone wall , in the works....
WIP Davey artist field in Devon countryside art
WIP on a Devon drystone wall painting


Sunday, 28 August 2016

'A Sporting life' open exhibition Southampton

'A Sporting life' open exhibition Southampton 2016

Currently running at Southampton City art gallery is an open exhibition with the theme 'A Sporting Life'. It started on the 25 June and closes on the 10th September. I have two paintings on show, both painted in acrylics on a canvas sized at 20" x 28". Both paintings feature local scenes of the city showing sport themed meetings/ events.
Davey painting ABP art marathon running
The first photograph shows myself with my first entry painting, titled 'Sunday Morning ABP Marathon. Northam, Southampton. The location is the main road running through Northam, on the east side of the city during the 2016 running marathon, sponsored by Associated British Ports, a major employer in the city. I was always fascinated by the large gasometer which dominates this area, and this event gave me a good excuse to put it down in paint.
Martin Davey artist Southampton City gallery
The second painting is titled 'Sunday Morning Rowing At Itchen Bridge, Southampton'. It shows a typical Sunday morning at the BTC Rowing club, situated next to the Itchen Bridge, with new members being trained in to knowing how to be safe on the water. It was based on a number of photos I took during the morning for reference.
The two paintings can be seen clearly via these links.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Cow Line Up In Field - acrylic painting

Cow Line Up In Field - acrylic painting

This painting shows a line up of 4 cows sitting in a field in the countryside. It is based on a photograph which had four cows lined up, but I decided to recompose them by moving them together by a small amount as they were too widely spaced out.The original location was a field I spotted whist on a trip to Lyndhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire. I do not believed it rained any time after!
The painting measures 16” x 12” and is done on paper using acrylic paint during July 2016.
acrylic cow painting countryside new forest
Cow line up in field -12" x 16" painting



New Forest hill with cows and horses

New Forest hill with cows and horses

This painting shows a summer scene in the New Forest, Hampshire, with a hill dominating the composition. At the base of the hill can be seen a pair of cows sitting and relaxing in the sun. Up the hill on a path that winds up to the top stand a small group of horses. Unfortunately the name of the hill is unknown.
The painting is done in acrylics on a stretched canvas measuring 16” x 20”, during June 2016.
http://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/new-forest-hill-with-cows-and-horses-martin-davey.html
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horses and cows on hill in Hampshire countryside
acrylic painting - Cows and horses on New Forest hill

 

 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Working on close-up 09

Working on close-up 09

A small snippet from a new painting of the sea lapping against a stony shore , in the works....
M P Davey sea waves WIP art
WIP of waves on the sea painting

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Cow line up in field WIP

Cow line up in field WIP

This photograph made up of three panels shows work on a painting showing four cows sitting down in a field in the New Forest. The first panel shows a red (although orange in reality) ground with the drawing done in brown acrylic paint. The second panel shows a number of base colours put down while the final panel shows the finished painting, which is done in acrylics on paper, and measures 16" x 12".
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acrylic painting cattle resting in field
WIP of painting of 4 cows resting in field

 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2016

New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2016

One of my recent paintings is on show at the 'New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2016', in the town on Lyndhurst, Hampshire. The exhibition runs until the 3rd of September and is located at the New Forest Centre, in the centre of the town.
The acrylic painting featured is named 'New Forest Hill with cows and horses'. It can be seen here more clearly.
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martin davey with painting new forest art exhibition
M P Davey with 'New Forest hill with cows and horses' painting

acrylic painting artist Davey hampshire on wall
painting on one of the walls at the 'New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2016'