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McCarthy Volunteer Fire Dept. Truck

old fire truck painting

A print of this painting is available at my online shop.  The original sold.

Monday this week, I went down to mail at the airport in McCarthy, Alaska. I had planned on making this painting of the volunteer fire department truck.  However, as I drove past Tony Zak, the fire dept. building, I noticed it was all in the shade, making me hesitant.  After socializing at the mail shack for an hour or two, talking to neighbors on finer points of snowmachines, (the Alaskan term for snowmobile)  I noticed the sun was getting higher in the sky.   I went back to the Tony Zak building, after returning some library books (this is a community center with a library as well as the FD) I got to work. The sun popped out and I was able to get some work done, My hands didn’t get all that cold despite the snow and colder weather.   Painting there reminded me of spring skiing!  Well I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I did making it!

old running Ford…

antique ford painting

An art print of this painting is available at my online shop.  The original sold.

I am back in Anchorge.  This car is parked on the parkstrip and is part of a BB’s character.  It was nice to see a restored auto for once.  I also liked the trailer behind it…well for lack of anything better to say I will keep this entry nice and short if any one has more info about this restored Ford give a comment…

Jason Lobo’s Red Ford

Old red Ford truck painting

An art print of this painting is for sale at my online shop.  The original sold.

Saturday, Jason Lobo was out of town so he asked Maria (my wife) to stop by to feed his various animals. He has two horses, two goats, a pig, a turkey, and a kitty cat.  The horses took some hay, while the rest of the animals, minus the cat, took some green pellet animal feed, even the turkey.  While Maria was searching for the pellet feed and cat food, I was painting this portrait of Lobo’s red truck.  Jason lives about a mile from our house and on the same road, the Sandstone trail, so if he needs to go to McCarthy he has to drive past our home out there.  It always seems that I am headed to town at the same time as Jason Lobo, which is very interesting, because normally he has all of his animals with him.  Just last week he was driving this truck, (without the animals) and he was using gravity to propel him down the hill (it’s all down hill from where I live out there).  We were on our way into town and jumped on the Jason Train!  First time jumping into a moving vehicle since my high school days!  MXY is always an adventure!

McCarthy Trucks Day 4

Antique Black GMC truck in Alaska painting

An art print of this painting is available at my online store.  The original is for sale at Dos Manos gallery in Anchorage, AK.

green antique truck painting

An art print of this painting is available at my online store.  The original is for sale at Dos Manos gallery in Anchorage, AK.

I have been working on these trucks now for a week! I love them! I think I will be incorporating them in my next big show of the year at the Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Loft.  I look forward to putting some growlers with the trucks maybe… So the old green truck is a MXY fixture that has been obviously turned into a public sculpture and garden planter.  It is a testament to the sweat and labor McCarthy residents of the past have endured.  The GMC is just plain (plein) sweet! I wish I had that truck although I may pass on the fastback because as an artist I always need to haul plywood. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have!

Shushana Ave Tripple Trucks

antique trucks in alaska painting

An art print of this painting is available at my online shop.  The original is for sale at Dos Manos gallery in Anchorage.

These three trucks are resting on Shushana Ave. in McCarthy, Alaska.  I know the red one runs, probably all three run.  The red Ford arrived this year and is in the possession of Mark Wacht, a local resident.  As for the other two they have been there since I started coming to WSENP in 2005.  Maybe somebody knows and I will fill you in on whose they are, and what they need to become mobile vehicles again.

Truck on McCarthy Streets

Antique blue truck in alaska painting

An art print of this painting is available at my online shop.  The original sold.

Continuing with the trucks on the Nizina Avenue of McCarthy, Alaska.  I still have about 6 or so more on this street to represent.  Feelin’ good painting outside after a long break!