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;
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’.
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.
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.
Here is my Valentino Rossi 2017 oil painting WIP update. The Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP prototype race bike is complete and so are Rossi’s Danes gloves. Just The Doctor’s leathers and AGV crash helmet to go now.
Valentino Rossi 2017 MotoGP oil painting update by Billy – YZR M1 completed
A simple overview video explaining the construction of the major scale for music. This basic music theory lesson for beginners and there are lots of videos coming from Sharon Bill covering many aspects of music theory for all instruments and music students and not just the piano.
Enjoy and share with your music student friends and subscribe to Sharon’s channel for future music lesson fun.
Here is a great short video explaining Tones and Semitones (whole step and half step). It is a simple music theory lesson for beginners and there are lots of videos coming from Sharon Bill covering many aspects of music theory for all instruments and not just the piano.
Have fun with this, share with your music student friends and subscribe to Sharon’s channel.
Here is a quick little update on my new Valentino Rossi ‘The Doctor’ oil painting of him on the 2017 Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP prototype race bike.
This little shot shows the pencil line, then turps in first with a brown line to seal the graphite and then washed in with very thin oil colour to give the canvas a tooth for me to add the background and detail layers to the painting.
Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP oil painting by Billy WIP 1
My oil painting of Joey Dunlop’s 26th and final Isle of Man TT Victory in the 2000 Ultra Lightweight 125 TT on the Honda RS125 is now completed. The scene shows ‘Yer Maun’ rounding Braddan Bridge on the famous Isle of Man TT course on his way to that record 26 TT victories.
The art is also being reproduced as a limited edition fine art print with permission from Joey’s widow Linda Dunlop. The Giclée print is available in A4, A3 or A2 sizes with free UK P&P. Check out the website for all the details and the full HD time-lapse video of the Joey Dunlop art.
Joey Dunlop ‘Yer Maun’ 2000 Ultra-Lightweight Isle of Man TT oil on linen canvas painting by Billy of Joey’s 26th and final TT victory. The oil painting shows Joey taking Braddan Bridge corner on the famous Mountain course.