New Orleans Saints 2000

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

$595.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Silver), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 2000 New Orleans Saints uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this New Orleans Saints uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other New Orleans Saints products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Please note re New Orleans Saints paintings from 1969 to 2006:
- The fleur-de-lis logo that appeared on the helmet remained the same throughout this period of time. Because this was a difficult logo to paint and because we wanted to show constancy over this period of time, we used the helmet logo painting done in the 1967 painting on all of these other helmets. Thus when you purchase your framed original piece of art, the helmet logo will be reproduced (ie it will not be an original painting) and will be added to the original artwork, just as you see in the electronic image on this website.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by the National Football League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NFL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at .



Finishing the 1999 season with a 3 - 13 overall record, Saints owner Tom Benson fires 22 employees, including president/general manager Bill Kuharich as well as head coach Mike Ditka.Following through on his promise to "take whatever steps are necessary ...", Saints owner Tom Benson hired Randy Mueller as General Manager of Football Operations, and Arnold D. Fielkow as Director of Administration. Mueller joined the Saints from the Seattle Seahawks, where he spent the previous 17 years in player personnel, including the last 5 as vice president of football operations. Fielkow joined the Saints from the Southern League of Professional Baseball, where he was president as well as general counsel for 6 years.Randy Mueller hired former Saints assistant coach & defensive coordinator Jim Haslett as the 13th head coach in the club's history, forming one of the youngest GM/head coach combinations in all of pro sports. Haslett spent the previous 3 seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers.Signing their 8th free agent acquisition of 2000, former San Diego Chargers DT Norman Hand, to a 5-year deal, marked their busiest off-season in club history and places them at the top of the league in free agent activity.After a 1-3 start, the Saints began a 6-game winning streak, their fourth longest in club history, by beating the Chicago Bears on their turf 31-10.In a 31-15 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the Superdome, brothers Willie (Saints) & Terry Jackson (49ers) became the first pair of siblings to score in the same game since 1924.The Saints beat the defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams on the road, 31-24, for the franchise's 200th all-time victory.This white jersey with black lettering carries the new logo on the shoulders and the leg of the pants a Fleur-de-lis. If you look closely at the neckline and the top left thigh of the pants, you will notice a small NFL patch. Most uniforms added the NFL logo beginning in 1991. The only exception is in 1994, when the teams occasionally wore throwback uniforms celebrating the NFL's 75th anniversary.Note also the mask of the helmet has changed, as well as the addition of a visor. The helmet itself stays the same with gold colouring, as well as the black Fleur-de-lis, which represents the French colonists who settled in Louisiana.

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