This oil painting of Valentino Rossi on his 2018 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP prototype race bike took about 6-8 weeks full time work. It is possibly the most detailed single motorcycle racer oil painting I have ever done. I use Winsor and Newton Artist Oil Paints and Rosemary and Company Artist Brushes on a linen canvas.
It is available as a fine art print on the MotoGP page on this website.
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
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
At last here is my new fine art print taken from my oil on linen canvas painting of ‘The Doctor’ Valentino Rossi at his fist win for the Yamaha MotoGP team since 2010.
This image is from Rossi’s home Misano Italian GP round in 2014 and Vale has his custom Drudi Performance AGV helmet painted with ‘Helping Hands’
The fine art prints are available as a limited edition of only 100 copies in either A4, A3 or A2 size and cost £20, £30 and £40 respectively with free UK post and packing.
Valentino Rossi Misano Magic fine art print by Billy