After 3 months of research, designing, drawing, and painting, the Tigers Dream Scene was unveiled last night on Channel 7's national broadcast of the Richmond v Carlton game. Can't wait to celebrate with the Richmond family at the Homecoming event tonight where the painting will be officially presented and auctioned.
It is already creating a buzz amongst the Richmond faithful as they enjoy the cream of Tiger talent from the past 50 years assembled on the hallowed turf of the MCG. The scene centres around Royce Hart's iconic grab in the 1967 Grand Final. Up there with him hovers a young Richo whist beneath them circles the most awesome midfield a Tiger fan could imagine.
KB, Roger Dean, Rioli, Cotchin and The Flea await the crumbs as Sheeds "takes care" of Bruce Doull. The headband goes flying as Billy Barrott comes through to help finish the job. Watching on is Geoff Raines, Deledio, Ian Stewart and the Ghost, Jimmy Jess. In the background Lawrie Fowler famously bowls over Big Nick in the 73 GF and even Matthew Knights gets in on the action with his famous stoush with Libba. Good thing he has Francis Bourke to help him out.
Watching on expectantly from the goal square are Michael Roach and Barry Richardson. The great Tommy Hafey watches all this unfold before him.
Surely this is… Tiger heaven.
I am working towards producing prints of the image for release in time for Xmas. Stay tuned. You can join the mailing list to keep up with any developments