Engine 27


What a great vehicle - another good painting Paul

This looks great Paul. I love it.

Thank you Heather and Denise for your kind comments they are very much appreciated.

Good one Paul.

That’s a great truck Paul, like how you placed it in the scene.

Love it! You’ve got the rust and patina sussed, looks so good.

Nice one Paul,

Thank you Katy, Fiona, Anthony and Linda for you kind comments . I was worried about what to do as the background , and decided on the fire house, the as alway the worry is will it be to much and crowed the painting. I think it’s worked by using paler paint and not to much detail.

Great character painting Dixie.

A very interesting painting.

Back to Vintage Paul ! As always great rust.

Thank you Tessa, Stephen and Richard for your kind comments they are much appreciated.

Love the muted colours in this Paul - very good

The title is at odds with the visual. I read your explanatory note and yes, American fire stations have huge fire trucks and that is why I love this version which shows a near broken down fire engine.

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24x32 cm watercolour on 200gsm paper which is from a very large studio pad I bought . A made up scene used several photos for reference. In America the tendency is to call fire stations fire houses and they are all linked with a fire engine . So Engine 27 is located at Fire House 27 etc . Sometimes it has hook and ladder of pump and ladder under the house number . Unlike British fire engines the tendency in the USA Is to have highly chromed and very ornate truck.

About the Artist
Paul (Dixie) Dean

I have sketched most of my life on and off I became interested in watercolour following a spinal injury whilst in hospital but did not follow it up. My eldest daughter bought me a beautiful wooden box set of half pans about twenty five years ago I dabbled on and off until retirement twelve years…

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