Saturday, 22 July 2017

Working on closeup 28

Working on closeup 28

A small snippet of a new forest based painting....
artist close up painting horses Davey

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Pines in New Forest Shade WIP stages

Pines in New Forest Shade WIP stages

Martin Davey new forest pines artwork in stages
'Pines in new Forest' WIP stages art
This painting was completed in June 2017. Shown is a shady scene in the New Forest, Hampshire with tall pine trees and ferns on the ground in the shade.
The first panel shows the drawing created in brown acrylic paint on a yellow ochre  base colour. In the second panel the basic tones have been applied as the under-painting. Moving on in the third panel more detail and lighter tones have been added, with the final panel showing the completed work. The whole painting is done in acrylics on a piece of mounting board measuring 16" x 20". A clearer view of the finished art work can be seen here.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Steampunk Giant Crab attacks Lighthouse - digital painting

Steampunk Giant Crab attacks Lighthouse - digital painting

Martin Davey steam punk crab invasion digital painting
Steampunk Giant Crab attacks Lighthouse - digital painting
This digital painting features a scene involving a giant 'steam punk' styled crab during a dull late afternoon leaving the sea at some remote coastal location. One of the few landmarks of the area, a lighthouse, is in reach of being destroyed by one of the giant crabs claws. Some men are seen running away from the menace, its objective unknown.

Painting of the fantasy/ scifi scene was done digitally within 'Auto Sketchbook Pro', during mid February 2017, with some final elements, and the colour regraded, in Photoshop.
The artwork can be seen here.


Saturday, 1 July 2017

New Forest Trees With Shadows WIP stages

New Forest Trees With Shadows WIP stages

Martin Davey forest art WIP acrylic painting stages
New Forest trees with shadows - WIP
The above composite image show the stages of painting 'New Forest trees with shadows', a shady scene set in the New Forest, Hampshire.
In the first panel the scene is drawn up in brown acrylic paint straight on to the stretched watercolour paper. Sometimes I do put a ground base wash of a single colour over the whole image area but on this instance I did not.The second panel shows the base colours added of the scene, also known as the 'under-painting'. The colours tend to be darker versions of the final intended colours and with few details added at this stage. The final panel shows the finished painting, with the final colours and details applied on top of the under-painting. The painting itself is sized at 12" x 16" and all the paint is acrylic.
The final artwork can be seen here.