History of a Painting - The Fire Dept.

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History of a Painting - the Fire Dept.

 

Acrylic Painting by larry Johnston©

I have painted several fire related paintings, which make up my fireman set.  In choosing a fire station, my first choice was my most familiar. I grew up in Cassopolis, Michigan until was 10 years old.  Living in an upstairs apartment less than one block from the volunteer fire department, I became familiar to the sound of the siren that alerts everyone when they are needed.  It was not much of a fancy fire station, but it was ours.  As a young boy, I was always fascinated by the water tower that sat behind the station. This painting was one of my early paintings, so you can see the difference in my artistic talents from then.

As part of the Fireman's set, it became a big seller all over the country.  Other paintings included: The Fire Dog, Fire Truck, Miami fire station and the hose reel.

Tomorrow, I will highlight the Fireman's set of 4 paintings.

 Check out some of my other Paintings and the stories behind them:

Barber - Set of 4,....  Barber Pole,....  Shrimp Boat,....  Hot Air Balloon - Set,....  Los Angeles Theatre,....  Florida Lighthouses set,....  Fire Dog,....  Louis' Lunch,....  Fresh Fruit,....  Bumper Cars,....  Roanoke Weiner Stand,....  Skyline Chili & Weinermobile,....  Fried Green Tomatoes windw,....  Bradford's store,....  Monaco Bay Nightclub,....  milk silo,....  4-Seasons of Outhouses,....  Shrimp Boat,....  Wings for You,....  Texas Tavern,....  Columbia Street Roastery,....  FOX Theatre, Atlanta, The King & I,....  Luigi's Pizza,....  Tilley's Trolley,....  Sixes Road Mill,.... Savannah, GA Carriage,.... Hope Train Depot,....  Jackson Drink Stand,....  Euharlee Covered Bridge - Spring,....  Toy Ferris Wheel,....  Roselawn,....  Sewing Machine,.... Rosie's Diner, 2nd painting,.... Billy Goat Tavern,....    The Varsity - 2nd painting,....  The Varsity,....   Wickers End,....  LaSalle Hotel Rooftop Sign,....  Waffle House,....    Crown Point, IN Jail,....  Roses and the Old,....  Train,....  Norman's,....  Sinclair Gas Pump,....  Wicker Guest House,....  Ted Peter's Smoked Fish,....  Stone Mounain Grist Mill,....  Classic Milk Shake,....  Juke Box Song Selector,....  Thrasher Bros Warehouse,....  Wood & Swank Post Office,....  Restored Truck,....  Brown Barn Texaco,....  Weldy School,....  Broken Swing,....  Chicago Theatre,....  Bonnie Doon Ice Cream, S. Mich. St.,....  Armuchee House,....  The Corner Shelf,....  Loew's Jersey Theatre,....  Marathon Gas Pump,....  Calloway's Round Barn,....  River Street, Savannah, GA,....  Court House, Crown Point, IN,....  Pooles Mill Covered Bridge,....  Steak and Shake,....  The Peanut Shop,....  Hot Diggity Dogs,....  Wrigley Field,.... Piano Through a Window,.... The Coconut Tree,....  Barber Tonics,.... Pelican Diner,.... A & W Drive-in,.... The Lantern,.... The FOX Theatre, Atlanta,...  Tri-Way Outdoor Theatre,...  Rexall Drug Store,...  A Family Homestead,...  The Palace Theatre,...  Angel's Diner,...  Krispy Kreme, Gainsville, Florida,...  Bonnie Doon US31,...  Ross Diner,...  The Gag & Heave,... A&W Root Beer Barrel,...  Bonnie Doon, Lincolnway, Mishawaka, IN,...  Train Depot, Cartersville, GA,...  Dairy Queen,...  Firestone Store,...  The South Shore,...  The Gathering Place,...  4-Way Lunch,...  Mustard and Ketchup,... McDonald's,...  Lost Mountain Store,...   The Big Chicken,...  Euharlee, GA. Covered Bridge,...  Juliette, GA Church,...  Fried Green Tomatoes House,...  Whistle Stop Cafe,...   Whistle Stop Train Depot,...  Tilley Park,...   Jimmy's Hurricane,...   Barber Chair,...  Fire Truck,...   Rosies Diner,... Judge Roy Bean's   

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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County,

St Joseph County, or surrounding areas, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Elkhart, Indiana

or email larry@larry-johnston.com

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Patrick White
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Good Morning Larry

Thanks for the post. That ia a good looking firehouse. Have a great week

Aug 29, 2015 01:06 AM #1
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Will Hamm
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Hello Larry Johnston,  I was about 1/2 mile away from our volunteer fire station. I remember it well.

Aug 29, 2015 01:08 AM #2
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Sharon Parisi
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Morning Larry Johnston I'm looking forward to seeing your post tomorrow with the Fireman's set of 4 Paintings.

Aug 29, 2015 01:11 AM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
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I bet every time you look at this painting, you can hear the fire alarm and the busy firemen running out the door. Very nice.

Aug 29, 2015 01:55 AM #4
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Roger D. Mucci
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Never ceases to amaze me when someone at any age has artistic talents.....I have none for this kind of thing.  Well done sir, no matter when.....

Aug 29, 2015 02:38 AM #5
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Great painting, even the early work is a lot better then I could ever do. Have a great weekend!

Aug 29, 2015 03:15 AM #6
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Larry,

Another one of your paintings that I like. I have tp say I have liked all that I have seen on your posts. Another excellent work of art by you.. You folks have a great weekend. 

Aug 29, 2015 05:37 AM #7
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Larry I bet that painting brought back some great memories for you while you  were painting it.

Aug 29, 2015 10:43 AM #8
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Evelyn Johnston
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I think it is a very nice paining, and so popular, especially around here close to Cassopolis!

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Love the painting Larry. You have a special skill.

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Larry

The painting is timeless.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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