Monday, June 18, 2007

Sam A Baker State Park

Goliath at the campsite

Samuel the snake charmer

My three on the trail with the naturalist

We spent the weekend at Sam A Baker State Park in the St. Francois Mountains of southeast Missouri, just north of the bootheel. Last night, I started two small paintings of the region including the St. Francois River and Big Creek. I chose to paint them in a smaller format, because the simple beauty of that place seems to occupy such a diminutive spot on the map.

Hopefully, I’ll have them completed and photographed in time for tomorrow’s blog posting. – DN

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