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Michael Dunlop 2017 Senior TT Oil Painting by Billy WIP Update 1

Here is my current canvas on my easel. Michael Dunlop riding the Suzuki GSXR Superbike to victory in the 2017 Isle of Man Senior TT. This image shows the pencil line, underpainting line and then the first stage of painting, getting the colour down all over the canvas.

Michael Dunlop 2017 Isle of Man Senior TT oil painting by Billy. Work In Progress update 1.

‘The Doctor’ Valentino Rossi 2017 MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 oil paintings by Billy – fine art print available

‘The Doctor’ Valentino Rossi on his 2017 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP race bike print taken from my oil painting.

The Rossi 2017 art is available as a Limited Edition of 850 Giclée prints – A4, A3 or A2 with FREE UK P&P from:
http://www.billyart.co.uk/valentinorossi/valentinorossi.html

‘The Doctor’ Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP oil painting by Billy. Fine Art Print available now.

Fête Fatale Extract Read by Sharon Bill. A Debut Cosy Mystery.

Here is a link to a short extract of the debut cozy mystery, ‘Fête Fatale’ by Sharon Bill, read by the author.

‘Fête Fatale’ is available from Amazon in eBook 99p and paperback £7.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1549618458

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549618458
& available in multiple Amazon nation’s stores.

Here is the book back page blurb from Sharon Bill’s debut novel ‘Fête Fatale’: Continue reading

How To Take Your ABRSM Music Theory Exam Grades 1, 2 and 3 by Sharon Bill

Do you know anyone taking their ABRSM Music Theory exam soon?

How To Take Your ABRSM Music Theory Exam Grades 1,2 & 3 by Sharon Bill – exam technique guide.
Paperback £3.99 and eBook 99p from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1549623508

(I can tell you this little book and its info is great – I got 100% in grades 1 and 2 and a distinction in grade 3)
And also available on other Amazon nation’s stores.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549623508

Here’s the blurb from Sharon Bill’s book: Continue reading

Valentino Rossi 2017 MotoGP oil painting update – AGV crash helmet – by Billy

Here is a little update of me starting to detail up Valentino Rossi’s 2017 MotoGP AGV crash helmet and visor on my oil painting.
I love the ‘oil patches’ created by the tear off on the visor and the strong reflections of the painted trackside kerb 🖌🎨🏁😃

Detailing up Valentino Rossi’s 2017 MotoGP AGV lid – oil on canvas WIP by Billy

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting update. Detail of the Dainese Leathers left shoulder

Here is a detail of the Dainese chrome shoulder on Valentino Rossi’s 2017 MotoGP Yamaha Race Leathers on my oil painting 🖌️🎨😀🏁

It is lovely to do the reflections in the metal that contrast with the folds in the leather. Below the Detail image is a full picture of the Rossi art so far.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting by Billy. Detail of the Dainese Race Leathers left shoulder.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting by Billy. The full art so far.

Fête Fatale by Sharon Bill full cover art by Billy

Below is the Full finished cover of Sharon Bill’s debut murder mystery novel ‘Fête Fatale’. The original art is a watercolour on Bristol board. Full time-lapse is on my Youtube channel and in a previous blog post (go back two posts).

The book is available in Paperback and eBook from Amazon and can be read on Kindle Unlimited;

Here is the Amazon.co.uk link;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0756KRQHM/

& The Amazon.com link;

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756KRQHM/

Fête Fatale by Sharon Bill – Watercolour cover art by Billy for Sharon’s debut cosy mystery novel.

Here is the ‘blurb’ synopsis from Fête Fatale;

“A summer fête in rural Cheshire, organised by the Women’s Institute of Mossleigh, holds the promise of an idyllic day out in the best British tradition. Everyone is enjoying the festivities until a beloved neighbour is found dead among the bins and refuse of the village hall which saddens the holiday mood. However, it is only when Beth Williams and her twin brother Detective Chief Inspector Benedict James join forces that it becomes evident that all isn’t as innocent as it at first seemed.

Beth is a piano tutor and a member of the local WI. As such she has her finger on the pulse of the undercurrents of the village and is ideally placed to find all of the seemingly inconsequential domestic details which could give her brother the insight he needs. Together, if they each pool their own particular fields of expertise, they’re bound to get to the bottom of the business. Sordid crime might prevail amid the pastries and preserves for a time but, in the end, the culprit will get their just desserts.”

Fête Fatale by Sharon Bill is the first cosy mystery novel in ‘The Beth Williams Mysteries Series’.

Painting the Royal Welch Fusiliers raising the Flag Colours in battle for the RWF Museum time-lapse

Here is a time-lapse of my watercolour art showing the Royal Welch Fusiliers in battle raising the Flag Standard ‘Colours’ to rally troops and raise morale in the heat of the fight.All to the stirring tune of the 1812 Overture.

This piece of art was produced for the RWF Museum;
http://www.rwfmuseum.org.uk

and is part of their display used in banners within the Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum for visitors to view as they travel through the collection. Other paintings were produced for the RWF Regimental Museum and future time-lapses will be added.

Fête Fatale the debut novel by Sharon Bill book cover watercolour painting time-lapse

‘Fête Fatale’ The Debut Murder Mystery Novel from Sharon Bill available on Amazon in Paperback and eBook.

I have produced the watercolour illustration for the book jacket and here is a time-lapse YouTube video showing the art being painted.

Here is the Amazon.co.uk link;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0756KRQHM/

& The Amazon.com link;

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756KRQHM/

Fête Fatale by Sharon Bill book cover watercolor painting time-lapse

Here is a short time-lapse on Vidme of the art I have produced for ‘Fête Fatale’ The Debut Murder Mystery Novel from Sharon Bill available on Amazon in Paperback and eBook.

Here is the Amazon.co.uk link;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0756KRQHM/

& The Amazon.com link;

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756KRQHM/