Month: October 2013



Pastel Pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes 26cm x 20cm

So here is my finished pastel piece of Eric.  Really enjoyed doing this quick drawing – it was a welcome break from the acrylics!

Thank you to LostArt for the use of the original photograph.


World Superbikes Jerez 2013

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Unfortunately I couldn’t make it down to Jerez for the weekend 18-20th October 2013 for the final round of the World Superbike Championship.  My husband, however, was lucky enough to be there to see Tom Sykes win the World Championship.

Here are just a few of the photos taken that weekend:   My husband and Carlos Checa; the superclean trucks of Team Alstare Ducati; Javi Forés;  Ayrton Badovini’s garage; outside the Kawasaki garage; the starting grid; Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam; in the pits; and the starting grid of the Supersport race.

Ayrton Badovini

A Badovini finished

Acrylic on Canvas 41cm x 33cm (Not for Sale)

Here is my finished painting of world superbike racer, Ayrton Badovini, on this year’s Team Alstare Ducati, on which he has had a pole position and a third place podium.  He was 2010 FIM Superstock 1000 champion winning 9 out of the 10 races.  (We were in the Grandstand at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia that year & watched him win.)

A very big thank you to Team Alstare for permission to use the original photograph taken by Kel Edge, Team Alstare photographer.

Ayrton Badovini wip3

A Badovini wip3

Another good afternoon of painting – and this is coming along really well.  The shadow of the bike on the tarmac needs a little more work, but otherwise I’m happy with the background.  I have added colour all over with the reds and blacks really making the bike stand out now.

Next update will be with this painting finished – hopefully this weekend!

Ayrton Badovini wip2

A Badovini wip2

Been a busy few hours – I’ve added a couple of layers of paint to the background, still of which is not finished.  I need to add a little more blue to the top and then add a bit of ‘tarmac’ at the bottom so it doesn’t look like the bike is floating in the air!!  I have added a light colour to the bike and rider, so I don’t get confused when I get down to doing the detail.