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Valentino Rossi 2017 MotoGP Yamaha YZR M1 oil painting by Billy WIP 1

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

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP oil painting by Billy WIP 1

Joey Dunlop 2000 Isle of Man TT oil painting progress

Joey Dunlop’s body is pretty much done now on my 2000 125 Ultra Lightweight Isle of Man TT oil painting. I will complete his left glove when doing his left leg too. This is just a detail crop from the  full painting.

Detail of Joey Dunlop 2000 Ultra-Lightweight 125 TT oil painting work in progress by Billy

Detail of Joey Dunlop 2000 Ultra-Lightweight 125 TT oil painting work in progress by Billy

Joey Dunlop Oil Painting 2000 Isle of Man TT Arai Helmet WIP time lapse video

Here’s my oil painting of Legendary TT racer Joey Dunlop in the 2000 Ultra Lightweight TT on his beloved 125 two stroke Honda motorcycle. This short work in progress time-lapse and shows the section of Joey’s Arai Crash helmet being painted.

Joey Dunlop 2000 Ultra Lightweight TT oil painting update

Well I have painted some railings this week 🖌️🎨 and not DIY 😉 the railings at Braddan Bridge on the famous TT course.
The background now down on my Joey Dunlop Isle of Man TT oil painting & onto Yer Maun next 🇮🇲🏁
 
Joey Dunlop 2000 Ultra Lightweight TT oil painting by Billy. WIP Braddan Bridge railings complete.

Joey Dunlop 2000 Ultra Lightweight TT oil painting by Billy. WIP Braddan Bridge railings complete.

Billy the Artist Kawasaki Commissioned Oil Painting Jonathan Rea the 2016 World Superbike Champion

In October 2016 I was contacted by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director of Kawasaki UK, about a possible painting of Jonathan Rea as it was looking ever likely that Jonathan would win back to back World Superbike championship titles on the ZX-10R.

When it came to the last race weekend at Local International Circuit in Qatar Jonathan secured the WSB title in the first race and the secret project began.

 

Billy the Artist with the finished Jonathan Rea 2016 World Superbike Champion oil on linen canvas painting commissioned by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director, for Kawasaki UK

Billy the Artist with the finished Jonathan Rea 2016 World Superbike Champion oil on linen canvas painting commissioned by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director, for Kawasaki UK

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My Oil Painting of Jonathan Rea the 2016 WSBK Champion commissioned by Kawasaki UK

Kawasaki UK commissioned this oil on linen canvas painting of Jonathan Rea riding the Factory Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike when he became the 2016 World Superbike Champion.

The oil painting shows Jonathan piloting his ZX-10R Superbike at the Losail International Circuit in his custom double WSBK Champion Gold Arai crash helmet.

I then had to work 12-15 hour days to complete the art to dry in time to be given to Jonathan. The oil painting was presented to Jonathan Rea at the Cornmarket Motorcycle Awards on January 27th 2017. Where Howard Dale , General Manager of Kawasaki UK and Craig Watson the UK Sales Director, also presented him with an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ as he was the first rider in World Superbikes to win back to back titles for 17 years since Carl Fogarty. Jonathan also won the Joey Dunlop Trophy, for Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, back to back and for the fourth time in total.

Jonathan Rea presented with a commissioned oil painting from Kawasaki UK

I was recently commissioned by Kawasaki UK to produce an oil painting for Jonathan Rea to celebrate his 2016 double WSBK Championship ‘Back2Back’ victory with the KRT racing team riding the Kawasaki ZX-10R.

The painting was presented to Jonathan by Craig Watson and Howard Dale at the Cornmarket Bike Awards in Belfast on the 27th January 2017 where he also received a ‘Special Achievement’ award and the main award of ‘Irish Motorcyclist of the Year’ with the Joey Dunlop Trophy for the second year running and fourth time in total. You can see the art in this BBC NI short interview with Jonathan via the link below 🖌🎨🏁🏆🏆

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/38783567

Jenny Tinmouth 2016 Honda BSB Oil Painting slide show video

Here is a short slideshow of my oil painting of Jenny Tinmouth. The 1st lady of BSB on the factory Honda Fireblade.

Jenny will co-sign the pre-ordered fine art prints by 4th December 2016. The print will be titled ‘Full Factory’ and is online here.
http://www.billyart.co.uk/jennytinmouth/jennytinmouth.html

Prints are A4 £20, A3 £30 or A2 £40 with Free UK P&P (+ £10-£13 fro international orders)

The oil on linen canvas painting shows Jenny on the factory Honda Fireblade Superbike that she rode in the 2016 British Superbike Championship.