Firefighter (Oil Painting)

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Title: Firefighter
Year: 2000
Medium: Oil Paint on Canvas

This painting was inspired by my father who is fire chief in his town. I saw an image when flipping through one of his firefighting magazines and based it on that. I chose the size of my piece and started from scratch. I built the frame with stretcher strips, stretched the canvas (cotton duck), primed the canvas with gesso, then went to town with my oil paints.

There is something I really love about this image, the colors and the textures. What thoughts and emotions does it bring up for you?

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