She Loves the River


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Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "She Loves the River"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Artwork Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019

Additional Artwork Information:


Artwork Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/09/2019
Region Depicted in Painting: Northern California
Sub-Region: Del Norte
Region: Somewhere in California (Just not the Coast)

Plein Air Logistics:

Miles Hiked: 4-6 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Climbing or Vertical Scrambling Using Hands, Deep Creek or River Crossing, Full-On Bushwhacking, Off Trail Wilderness Tromping
Access Logistics: Sneaky Public Access Easement
Geological Hazards: Awkward Footing on Uneven Terrain
Botanical Hazards: Lots of Poison Oak!, Thorns and Brambles
Biological Hazards: High Grass- Tick Country!, Mosquitoes, Mysterious Insect Bites/Stings
Weather Logistics: Rain!, Threatening to Rain
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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She Loves the River

Painted on location, 2.5 miles from the road. A challenging back-country hike with all my gear to paint this one-day late birthday gift for my wife last year…

It’s true, she loves the river⠀
And it’s steady constant force⠀
The ocean is just leftovers⠀
And she prefers the source⠀

She leads me through the briars⠀
Stinging nettle, oak, and sorrow⠀
Some pain for the present moment⠀
But the rest we’ll save for tomorrow⠀

The path is narrow and overgrown⠀
If it’s even a path at all⠀
Two roads diverged and we took neither⠀
She heard the river’s call⠀

Down the bank we scrambled and slid⠀
Grasping roots along the way⠀
These roots they hold back mountains⠀
They can hold us here today⠀

Scraped and bruised and winded⠀
At last we find relief⠀
We swim and laugh and stub our toes⠀
Even blessings hold some grief⠀

My mind drifts off to the coast and its songs⠀
Why oh why am I here⠀
I followed her and would do it again⠀
But we should have brought more beer⠀

How we ended up together⠀
A mystery untold⠀
I am a pool of simple pleasures⠀
She is the mountain, faithful and bold⠀

It’s true, she loves the river⠀
And it’s steady constant force⠀
The ocean is just leftovers⠀
And she prefers the source


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