Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ely Ford Crossing, Lacey-Keosauqua IA State Park

Size: 16.5" x 22.5"
Medium:   Soft (chalk) Pastel on Wallis sanded paper

Here's another for the series...."Along the Mormon Trail"  that I've been creating for the Burns Gallery in Bonaparte, IA.    I can understand how easy it would be to cross the Des Moines River in the 1800's if the water level was as it is today. 

It's been 10 years since I've seen the water level this low (lack of rain in Southern Iowa this summer) and I have to say....I think the river is beautiful when it's like this.  Sand bars and clear water for a change verses viewing a muddy-fast flowing river.