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Crayons at the ready!...sorry, oil paints.

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Here’s an excellent use of taxpayers’ money. Would anyone care to nominate a suitable location and the most suitable “ceremonial robes”.  How about head down on a bus in full camouflage combat gear? Be quick, applications close on Friday.

https://www.gov.im/media/1364116/20190111-quick-quote-web-advert-cot-eoi-004.pdf

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My god, you can only imagine how Fieldmarshall Vice Admiral Viscount Watterson fancy dress is going to be. 

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It’ll be the Manx equivalent of Audie Murphy.

 

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Should get Smetlana Cameron to do it, she gets so life like in her paintings, she'll probably get that bit of sick on his chin!

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finished...

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23 minutes ago, b4mbi said:

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Absolutely apt.

Grima Wormtongue.

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This is not a new thing, Svetlana did the last one however she no longer lives here, perhaps she'd return for such a wonderful commission opportunity. Or not.

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I hope it captures his legacy in full.

Unconscious on a bench, vomit dripping from his chin with the derelict Marine Biological Centre in the background.

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11 hours ago, Kopek said:

Should get Smetlana Cameron to do it, she gets so life like in her paintings, she'll probably get that bit of sick on his chin!

Well you'd assume that would be the default anyway, given that Svetlana Cameron did the most recent three portraits.  It's a bit weird that they bother to put it out to tender at all, but maybe she's too busy or can't stand Watterson or whatever.  She no longer seems to live on the Island, so maybe it's too inconvenient.  

I suppose if you're going to waste money on the vanity of politicians you might as well do so in a traditional manner rather than dreaming up new expensive ones.  Maybe, now it's been put out to tender, they'll award it on price and it will be done by a five year old for a bag of Haribo or, more likely, they'll give it to someone who can't actually paint, but is very good at bullshitting (admittedly a core skill in contemporary art) and filling in forms.

It's interesting (but not surprising) that Watterson has decided to get his portrait done so soon after becoming Speaker - they still don't seem to have one of Rodan 12 years after he first got the job.

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He should be posed and painted nude; perhaps in Romanesque attitude, with just the speakers wig and a bowl of fruit strategically placed to cover his modesty. It would nicely symbolise a government which retains a sense of theatre but which is bereft of ideas and policies.

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They should put it out to that IBM AI Bot that does portraits for nothing

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

...they still don't seem to have one of Rodan 12 years after he first got the job.

Not all bad news then.

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How can a hospital have waiting lists yet we're still able to spend money on an oil painting of this vain prick?

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