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The 101st running of the Indy 500 was a great race, with pace, strategy and luck all playing out in the final few laps. Takuma Sato passed Helio Castroneves with a couple of laps to go, and Helio did not have the car to be able to pass Takuma back. Right after the race I painted this image at the Firestone hospitality chalet in from of hundreds of Firestone guests. It took about 2 hrs all in, but was complicated by the fact that a thunderstorm knocked out the
power. However, a number of people in the crowd pressed against the stage turned on the flashlights in their phones to illuminate the canvas to allow me to finish!!
Before I was done, both winning car owner Michael Andretti and driver Takuma Sato came up on stage with me to celebrate with us and to sign the painting! I am happy to announce that Takuma has agreed to also sign a number of very limited edition prints of this image!! Please see to order:
Today we unveiled the poster art for this year's event, celebrating 60 years of racing at Laguna Seca!!!
Sometimes March can be a good time for me to catch up on commissions, do paintings for future shows and to explore landscapes and abstracts...as well as to fly my RC helicopters and planes! However, this March started with a bang!On Saturday night, March 12th at the IndyCar race in Tampa I did a live painting for Banker's [...]
I posted some new videos, some new, some old, scroll to the bottom of the video page here http://billpatterson.com/videos/
As usual it was another fantastic racing weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! Mazda had to be thrilled with pole for the first time in the Weathertech Sportscar Championship, and Ford score a huge victory with the Ford GT.On Sunday afternoon I hustled my setup over to the Porscheplatz hospitality tent and did a live [...]
I am honored to have been chosen by Firestone to produce the image to be used for posters available to the public from their Firestone dealers nation-wide, to celebrate the 100th running of the Indy 500. Can you spot the 1st winner in 1911, and the 50th winner in 1966?I now am making available a [...]
What a teriffic night at the Alamodome with VP Racing Fuels!!! Did a painting of the VP Fuel's monster truck at its inaugural race. Here I am with the finished product with Bruce Hendel, Director of Sales, Consumer Products, at VP Racing Fuels Inc., in their hospitality suite.