Monday, 6 August 2007

The Evening Kick-off, Chelsea

20 x 28 inches/50 x 70 cms
Acrylic on canvas
Sold Private Collection

This painting came about at the suggestion of a Chelsea fan who gave me some images of the ground as it was in the 1970s. It was a fascinating project, involving a lot of research into the original stadium buildings and even what the fans would be wearing. I also wanted to create the more dramatic atmosphere of an evening match, and that sense of anticipation in the crowd.

4 comments:

Flowerpot said...

well done you - really atmospheric.

Nikki said...

Thank you f'pot. I really appreciate comments....as you know, creating can be a solitary process!

Max said...

If you wish to sell this, then let me know. I am an avid fan of yours upon visiting St.Just on my yearly visit.

I loved All Souls Church (and I told you so on your opening day!)

Keep up the good work

Max x

Nikki said...

Dear Max

Thank you for your kind comments, that was such a nice gallery at Morvah. This one sold to a collector with a keen interest in football subjects. I had an exhibition in Penzance this summer - perhaps you caught that on your visit. Let me know if you'd like to be added to my mailing list, and do keep looking at the blog!

very bests
Nikki