"A Salida Sunday Afternoon on the Arkansas River" oil on canvas, 36"x48" gallery wraped. I painted this studio study form sketches and photos taken over the summer. A single sketch or photo never has what I am looking for and trying to express; in this case the fun and business of it all. The river in the summer is a favorite hangout for just about everyone from children,teenagers,older folks,fishermen,rafters kayakers,swimers to just people watchers. The later can be done from the shore, the "F" Street Bridge,The Salida Steamplant patio,or one of the shore restaraunts