- 12” x 24”
- Acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord, .5” birch cradle
Here is a map of the territory I cross often, cruising from Kansas to northeast Missouri and Illinois. Technically, I could take a boat to all my haunts. Having walked and biked a bit along the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, floating is appealing. But going against the current on the Mississippi River, watching for river traffic and running headlong into floating debris, is a different story. That’s where guides are nice. The Kansas River has a rare, official Riverkeeper, who protects and teaches about the river. And you can also kayak with them. The organization is called Friends of the Kaw.
A list of places marked on this map painting are:
In Kansas: Lake Perry, Clinton Lake, Lawrence, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, Kansas City, Kansas River, Leavenworth, Lansing and Atchison.
In Missouri: Canton, LaGrange, Palmyra, West Ely, Hassard, Monroe City, Indian Creek (Swinkey), Moberly, Kansas City, Ft. Osage, Arrow Rock, Boonville, Columbia, Jefferson City, Hermann, Weldon Springs, St. Louis, Clarksville, Louisiana, Hannibal
In Illinois: Quincy. Alton
In Iowa: Keokuk