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West Stand Paintings

Massimo Giovanni

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Make sure you tell him if he’s going to sit for you he needs to keep his clothes on!
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ps Your painting is very evocative. Look forward to seeing more scenes of Roots Hall.
If you made it a dark and moody style portrait you would capture the essence of Cricko the ZoneLord. In Lowry style would work too, with a "The Scream" style take ala Edvard Munch
 
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Cricko

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Rob1920

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Brilliant, great style of painting as well. You really must do the other stands. Sort of thing you should be able to buy prints of in the club shop. Dare I say you could even do stands at other clubs & get a little art business going!
 

chirpy

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Much appreciated, wish I could transfer all the likes I've had on here to instagram as it would show everyone what a special place Roots Hall is to us shrimpers.
 

Ghost of C.F.

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I wonder if @Shrimperstrust might be interested in talking to you about this? There's no doubt that there might be some interest for the planned "museum" at the new ground.
Is there a plan to have a new museum at Fossetts ? Its quite a good idea but if it gets dropped from the plan at the last minute no worries - I have noticed that a lot of clubs display photographs, prints and drawings in their hospitality suites and lounges . Chirpy definitely has got talent so lets do that and put his work on show for others to enjoy. . On a trip to Boston United's new ground I saw some great murals along the walls of the concourse depicting former legends at the club - so if Stan isn't getting paid as some people are saying we can display an image of him in recognition of all the good work he is doing.
 

OldBlueLady

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Is there a plan to have a new museum at Fossetts ? Its quite a good idea but if it gets dropped from the plan at the last minute no worries - I have noticed that a lot of clubs display photographs, prints and drawings in their hospitality suites and lounges . Chirpy definitely has got talent so lets do that and put his work on show for others to enjoy. . On a trip to Boston United's new ground I saw some great murals along the walls of the concourse depicting former legends at the club - so if Stan isn't getting paid as some people are saying we can display an image of him in recognition of all the good work he is doing.
The Trust is planning a museum of some sort, whether that's within a bar area or what is still under discussion.
 

Strykr

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The Trust is planning a museum of some sort, whether that's within a bar area or what is still under discussion.
Will people be able to buy bits of the stadium as it is torn down, seats, bricks, turf etc? Could be a good money spinner for the club
 
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I’ve painted a picture of the West Stand entrance, been using it for 44 years! For anyone who uses instagram it can be seen at keithbird.art. If you like it like it. I might do some more paintings of our wonderful Roots Hall before it disappears! Cheers. UTB’s

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So it was YOU in my bedroom with your easel and your brush out! :Winking:

That's the view from my upstairs window!!!




I'll have a print.

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ozzie

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Great stuff Chirpy. my very first game i went to,alone 1967,i went through that gap between the houses.
Also went through that gap,like many fans v Liverpool 1979...went through it as a juvenile an adult...and next time i get over as an OAP..great stuff,great memories,great painting
 

Voice of Reason

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Great stuff, thank you all for your comments, I've had a few instagram requests regarding availability of limited edition prints so this is something I will probably look into. Will see whether I get continued interest but I'm thinking of painting the North bank entrance next (so many great memories of that stand when it was the home end) Please give it a like on instagram, I want to show the artworld the passion of the shrimpers!!
Count me in for a print if you decide to produce them. I've got a couple of prints by a local artist Richard argent. He can be found at www.footballcartoonhistories.co.uk.
They are very good
 
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