Jack's Firehouse, oil on Ampersand Gessobord, 5 x 7"
A Fairmount landmark, Jack’s Firehouse is a prime neighborhood meeting place. One of the best times Pat and I have had at Jack’s was the birthday of Lori “do one thing that scares you each day” Koch. After deliciousness and revelry in the restaurant we set off for Jack’s VIP Halloween tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary. Lori marched us straight to the front of the line. Gulp! She alone donned the glow-in-the-dark necklace giving the haunted house ghouls permission to invade her personal space. At some point during the tour she went missing. There are tales only she can tell.
But hooray! It’s summertime! This painting of Jack’s sidewalk is one of sunshine, heaping towers of cumulus clouds and a lovely excuse to break open my brand new tube of Gamblin King’s Blue.