Pittsburgh Steelers 2005

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an two pieces of original, one-of-a-kind artwork. Both images are glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 28” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the...

$995.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS
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This beautifully framed piece features an two pieces of original, one-of-a-kind artwork. Both images are glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 28” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original 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 (Yellow), 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:

These two original, one-of-a-kind watercolor paintings were used to create the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers uniform used in the creation of the Pittsburgh Steelers uniform evolution print shown below and tens of thousands of other Pittsburgh Steelers products that have been sold across North America. The original art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 2005 was a Super Bowl winning season for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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 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

What a glorious surprise! After twelve games in the 2005 season, the Steelers were 7-5 and in the midst of a three game losing streak. Even die hard fans were just about ready to write off the 2005 season. What happened after the twelfth game was the stuff of legend - the Steelers closed out the regular season with four straight wins and they needed all four just to make the playoffs as a wildcard team. Then they ran the table in the playoffs:In the AFC Wildcard game they went into Cincinnati and beat the Bengals 31-17In the AFC Divisional playoff they went into Indianapolis and beat the highly ranked Colts 21-18In the AFC Championship game they went into Denver and beat the Broncos 34-17And in the Super Bowl, they manhandled the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 for the franchise's 5th Super Bowl VictoryAlong the way many heroes were made and reputations cemented - from Ben Roethlisbergers remarkable sophomore season (168 for 268) to Jerome Bettis inspirational runs when it really mattered to Hines Wards 11 regular season + 3 post season TD's to Troy Polamalus Pro Bowl season - from Game 12 on, the Steelers were truly a team of destiny.On the upper right chest of the 2005 white jersey, you will see the Super Bowl XL patch worn by both teams in the Super Bowl. You will also see the Steelers logo in the upper left chest area, as well as the now familiar NFL Equipment patch under the V of the neck and on the upper left thigh of the pants.Please also note the fact that the helmet, as shown here, has no logo on the left side. As written earlier in this text, if you could see the right side of the helmet, you'd see the traditional 3-point Steelers logo a marking that has graced the right side of Steelers helmets since 1962. The 3 points not only represent three rivers, but were also the US Steel logo. Die-hard Steelers fans know that this logo is only on the right side of the helmet. The story goes that when the logo was proposed in 1962, owner Art Rooney wasn't 100% sure if he liked the logo so he had it placed on the right side only! The tradition has been upheld ever since and that's why the left side has no logo.

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