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.


  1. That's absolutely beautiful. And, as a firefighter of 21 years, I am very touched that you took the extra step and included Lt. Walsh in your memorial portrait. Beautiful work.

    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I'm hoping to get this mailed off and to the place for the Cop Week auction.