Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Texanna Rural Fire Department

“Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.”
– George Sheehan

Texanna Rural Fire Truck
16″ x 20″ Acrylic on Canvas

Do you remember this painting?  I originally posted it here.  I changed the sky, so that it would match the rest of the painting better and called it done.

Yesterday, it was donated to the Texanna Rural Fire Department.  They were thrilled to have it, as it is a portrait of their old International truck.  It’s new to them and it’s still in use.

Here is Phillip Nichols with his new painting.  It will be hanging in their community center.  Cool!

About George Sheehan

American doctor George Sheehan changed course midway through his life. He was born in Brooklyn in 1918 to a cardiologist father and grew up to follow in his footsteps. At age 45, bored with his life, he began reading philosophy and took up running. Within five years he ran a 4:47 mile, the fastest ever clocked by a 50 year old. He started a weekly column and became medical editor for Runner’s World. He wrote eight books. Bill Clinton dubbed him the philosopher-king of running. He died in 1993.

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