Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - WIP stages

Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - WIP stages

hampshire artist davey WW1 memorial art WIP
Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - WIP stages of the oil painting
This composite photograph shows progress in stages of a painting called 'Southampton Cenotaph Autumn', created during September 2017, to highlight the season of Autumn, or the fall. The dominant feature of the artwork is the grade 1 listed monument designed by Edwin Lutyens, as to be found in Watts Park, Southampton, Hampshire.
The composition is based on one photograph with people added for scale. The original photograph was taken the previous year, just after Remembrance Sunday.
The first panel shows the initial drawing, scaled up from the composite photograph of the location, done with dark brown acrylic paint on an orange wash, or ground. The second image now shows basic under-painting, done in acrylics, of the basic colours and tones to be found in the scene. The colours are also kept darker than the final finished colours, so that those final colours have something to work against. In the third panel can be seen progress made on the final oil painted layers, while the last image shows the finished landscape painting of the monument in its autumnal setting.
The final painting can be seen in closer detail on this link.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Brown Standing Horse Eating - WIP stages

Brown Standing Horse Eating - WIP stages

Artist Davey underpainting of horse
composite image of 'Brown Standing Horse Eating' in stages
This composite photograph shows work in progress stages on an oil painting of a horse. The horse was enjoying the surroundings of the New Forest, Hampshire.
The first panel shows the initial subject drawn in with brown acrylic paint on an orange (ground) base. The second panel features some of the base colours placed in again using acrylic paint. This paintwork acts as a base for the oil paints to sit on during the final application, which can be seen to be started in the third panel. The fourth panel shows the completed painting. as an experiment I decided to keep some of the base painting showing, rather than have all of the painted area 'finished'.
The final painting can be seen clearly here on this link.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Working on closeup 38

Working on closeup 38

A small snippet of an industrial based oil painting...
building site machine art painting Davey
WIP painting with work men looking at hole.

 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - oil painting

Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - oil painting

WW1 monument hampshire landscxape art Martin Davey
Southampton Cenotaph Autumn - oil painting
During September 2017 this painting was created, depicting the Cenotaph in Watts Park, central Southampton. The aim of the painting was to show visually the season of the autumn, so recently laid poppy wreaths are shown on the monument, as well as the more obvious golden leaves on the ground on a crisp, sunny but chilly day.

The monument was designed by Edwin Lutyens, who used this as a test bed for the Whitehall Cenotaph in London, and which was in tun was used for many such Cenotaphs around the world. It is grade 1 listed.

This painting measures 28” x 20” and is painted, in oils, on mounting board. The under-painting was done in acrylic paint.

The artwork can be seen in more detail on this link.

 

 

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Christmas greetings to my followers 2017

Christmas greetings to my followers 2017

Martin Davey industrial tree christmas tree with lights art
scifi xmas tree concept art
Greetings to all my followers over the year, and I wish you all success and happiness for the coming year!

The artwork was painted digitally in 'auto sketchbook pro' over a period of a few days during Dec 2017, and was generally made up as I went along, although I did have a basic idea in my head. It has a sci fi feel,using an industrial setting and impossible scale.
This panel shows the WIP on the design from the original very rough sketch to the finished art.
M P Davey factory christmas tree conept
WIP scifi xmas tree greetings card digital art

 

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Brown Standing Horse Eating - oil painting

Brown Standing Horse Eating - oil painting

artist standing horse new forest
Brown Standing Horse Eating - oil painting
A horse eating is the subject of this small, 16” x 12” painting, done in oils on mounting board during September 2017. The base orange wash and under-painting of the subject are done in acrylic paint. As an experiment I deliberately did not apply the finished paint up to the edges, but left the under-painting exposed instead.
The horse is based upon a photograph taken within the New Forest national park, Hampshire, UK.
The artwork can be seen in more detail here.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - oil painting

Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - oil painting


Martin davey oil painting boats at Totton Southampton
Eling Yacht Southampton Containers - 20" x 28" oil painting
This marine based subject painting was done during September 2017, and shows a scene at Eling, on the outskirts of Totton, itself on the outskirts of Southampton, Hampshire. The area was one a small port and home to industries, and is now slowly being regenerated. The river is known as the River Barley, and flows in to the River Test, which is where the large container port of Southampton can be found. In this scene we find various boats and yachts laid up on mud as the river is tidal. Dominating in the background are old shipping containers awaiting reuse for other uses from shipping, or scrapping, but it is understood that these will be removed as part of the regeneration of the area.
The painting itself is done in oils on mounting board. It is sized at 20” x 28” approx.
The painting can be seen in detail here.