text pencil drawing "Small Meandering River" by artist Joe Hardesty
Small Meandering River
Pencil on Paper
27.5" x 19.75"

Two men lie in the grass along the bank of a small meandering river – they are asleep next to a popular swimming hole. Both men are sunburned where their ripped jeans and t-shirts have left exposed skin. On the ground between them is a collection of empty beer cans. Protected by a covering of tall Northern Pine, the dawning light is not yet bright enough to wake them. At midstream, a lone white tennis shoe can be seen quietly turning circles in the gently swirling current.