Detroit Lions 2011

Tino Paolini

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Watercolor Painting

Tino Paolini

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.

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$595.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS
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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 (Light Blue), 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 2011 Detroit Lions uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Detroit Lions uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Detroit Lions products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Tino Paolini for Heritage Sports Art Inc.

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:

Detroit Lions Uniform Print

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 scott@heritagesportsart.com 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 questions@heritagesportsart.com .

 

History

After losing their final 8 games of the 2002 season, head coach Marty Mornhinweg was let go and disgruntled San Francisco 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci was brought in to replace him.The  Mariucci-led  Lions got off to a great start with a solid 42-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field under the leadership of QB  Joey Harrington who threw for 4 touchdown passes. However the joy would be short lived as the Lions lost their next 6 games, and also lost rookie WR Charlie Rogers for the season to a collarbone injury. The Lions finished the season in last place for the third straight year, but this time at least it was with a record of 5-11, an improvement over the two previous years (2-14 in 2001 and 3-13 in 2002).The strange thing about these Lions, they would play solid football all season at home at Ford Field (they went 5-3 at home) but on the road they lost all 8 games for the 3rd season in a row, thus establishing a new NFL record for futility with 24 straight road losses.Prior to the 2003 season, the Lions completely redesigned their uniform and while it took fans some getting used to, it has been fairly well received. This 2003 home uniform features some subtle yet significant changes that truly enhance the style, but still keep it tied to the teams traditional look. The new jerseys integrate a new color for the Lions black please note the black sleeve stripes, black trim around the numbers, black around the collar, and black cuffs on the short sleeves.  Also featured in this jersey is the teams nickname Lions in black block letters under the collar.The silver helmet with the Lions logo remains much the same as previous years, but the logo is now outlined in black.If you look closely at this, and every NFL uniform worn from 2002 onward, you will notice an NFL Equipment patch on the jersey's neckline and on the upper left thigh of the pants. This NFL Equipment patch is larger (its a bit bigger than the size of a golf ball) than the previous NFL shield patch (about the size of an average postage stamp) that had been worn on uniforms in the same two places almost without exception since the 1991 season.

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