On August 18, 2020 I made an effort to enjoy the summer despite so many activities being cancelled due to Covid-19. My housemate RJ and I, and his dog Malcolm went to one of my favorite Minneapolis parks to enjoy nature. RJ and Malcolm patiently put up with me dragging them along a path… that used to be in use and now was more of a trail with broken wooden steps, looking for the view I had seen many years before.
Although I didn’t sit down by the river to paint, and didn’t actually get a good photo to work from I got the idea, and parked myself at a park bench near fellow summer baskers for a few hours to do this painting.
In 2003 I also sketched the Stone Arch Bridge from a similar vantage. It’s available now as a print.