Thursday, September 29, 2011

Smoke Jumper 126

24" x 24" acrylic on deep canvas
 Don's wife, Ginny, commissioned me to create this dynamic scene of him in action during a training session.  As an instructor, Don teaches new recruits how to fight fires while keeping safety forefront in their minds.  I've watched them train and am amazed at how they can work so hard carrying the weight of so much equipment!  They must be totally dedicated to go through such rigorous training.
I was so pleased to be present at the Fire Academy when Ginny surprised Don with his painting today.  Now they are good-naturedly arguing over where it will go.... as they both have offices within the Fire Academy.  Hey, you guys....I can always paint another one!

1 comment:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

What a fantastic painting (and gift).