Nikki Lauda fine art portrait painting oil on linen

Niki Lauda fine art portrait painting – WIP

Firstly a huge thank you for all the feedback and ideas from everyone on r/formula1 at Reddit for my recent post of Gentleman Driver asking which Formula 1 Legend should I paint next.

As promised in the thread the driver with the most votes would be next. So here we have the painting moved on a bit and almost onto the face. Trying to get the colour values right with the reflections always takes a huge amount of time along with the various logos. I think I need to pick an ‘old school’ driver next who only has their name and not a pile of logos making life difficult for the artist.

Watch this space to see the process and progress and see a oil on linen portrait coming together. If you have any questions or queries please post. I hope you enjoy watching.

If you like the Niki Lauda sketch you may also like Gentleman Driver my portrait of Graham Hill and the The Calm Before the Storm, my portrait of Senna or other petrolhead art here.