The painting is a very recent one by my brother, artist James Gurney.
Mike lost his firefighting job when his department downsized.
The bank foreclosed two years later. He loaded his TV and his tools into his pickup and covered the load with a black tarp.
He muttered to Jane, “At least the truck’s paid off—sure wish the tank was full,” and they drove south to Tennessee.
Link to my brother's blog, Gurney Journey is in the column to the right under "Blogs I Read."