On a cold/white/grey day I felt the need for a burst of color. So I painted this image from the Summer. This antique fire truck appears all around Keene Valley as the days pass. I found it one August morning sitting on the front lawn of the Roostercomb Inn, a new inn filled with beautiful rustic furniture made by the the owner.
I love how the light reflects off the surface of the almost pure cadmium red of the fire truck and contrasts with the green grass.
I had done a small painting of some kayaks on the porch of this house a couple of years ago(older post) but the house was yellow back then. The truck is also in an earlier painting (Sentinel).
10x10in. oil on birch