Monday, February 19, 2018
Minnesota Vikings Stefon Diggs Minnesota Miracle Painting
My painting of the Minnesota Vikings 'Minnesota Miracle'- Stefon Diggs catch of the Case Keenum pass which propelled the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs only to be crushed there by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles responded by beating the Patriots in the newly constructed US Bank Stadium and inspiring the theft of a seat. Many millions spent on security and an entire seat walked out of the stadium. Terrorists bring things in; burglars take items out. I think it should be standard courtesy for the host of the Superbowl to offer the winning team a complete row of seats as a goodwill gesture. It would be a nice thing to do. The bar in St. Paul which threatened to throw beers at visiting Eagles fans is a blight upon the memory. Seriously, why. This game also featured the halftime show wherein Justin Timberlake threatened a hologram of Prince and was instead cowed into performing a fakey duet beneath a bedsheet.
This is a 3 by 4 foot acrylic painting on a stretched canvas. Stefon is embraced by Cayleb Jones from the training squad. Caylebs face was very difficult to paint ( I worked from screenshots ) so after the second try I took a pic of my own face in a similar position and painted from that. It worked.
The original painting, and canvas prints of the painting, are available on my Etsy.
The Vikings are trying to trademark the term 'Minnesota Miracle'. Paul Allen was the first to use the term in his call, so I'm not sure how that could happen. Big money=big greed=disruptions in spacetime.
I posted the image of this sports painting originally on my Twitter last week. Making an effort to catch up on blog posts...the hand coding makes it difficult to want to do. I use clunky and dysfunctional computers.