Saturday, April 26, 2014

Portrait for the Cop Week Charity Auction completed:

Well it's done.  I'll be mailing it off the first of the month. I made a couple changes along the way.  One change I made was to the Fireman's helmet.  I thought about putting my own city name on the helmet to be as a symbol of where the artist is from, but I don't think our fire helmet's are black so it wouldn't look right.  I couldn't figure out what to put on the helmet, so I thought of using the name of a real fireman who passed on the job.  I googled firemen killed recently and up came a story from Boston.  Two firefighters were killed in a fire in Boston about a month ago.  One of them was Lt. Edward Walsh, so I used his name.  So the painting which is supposed to be a memorial to fallen rescue workers, Cops and Firemen, does include the name of a real fireman who's been killed.  I used the number 64 because that is something that is more personal to me.  It's also two numbers in my phone number.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Back to Painting:

I've just started back to painting some stuff.  I'm right now doing that portrait for the silent auction for the Cop Week Charity Auction.  The sale of this is supposed to benefit the fallen police and fire rescue workers families I think. I'll update the blog with the progress photos of this one. All new photos are added to the bottom.