This is an oil painting of a steam ship called 'SS Shieldhall'. It is painted in oils on a 16" x 20" canvas. She was launched 7th July 1955 and was built by Lobnitz & Co of Renfrew, UK. The ship was withdrawn from service during 1985 and entered preservation. It is the largest working steam ship in europe. It is part of the National Historic Fleet and is based at Southampton docks, where it is moored in this painting. The view is looking south, toward the Solent. The little dingy was added to give the ship scale. The grain silos are a land mark at Southampton docks and can be seen in the background, and are to be seen in some of my other paintings. The colour and reflections of the water were fun to paint, although quite difficult. Painted...
Welcome to the artwork and paintings of artist Martin Davey.
Martin creates visual work in a number of styles and media. On this site one can see Martin's illustration work, which is digitally painted in a traditional methods in photoshop. The subjects range from imaginative cartoon and animal subjects, whimsical scenes and horror and scifi.
To create these works a graphic drawing tablet is used throughout the painting of these images, starting from a blank, electronic canvas, to drawing the subject to finally applying colour and 'painting' the drawing, all on a computer.
But Martin does not only use computers and software for his artwork, for in addition he paints directly on to a canvas, using traditional oil or acrylic paints. The...
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