The Mississippi at CR-441


The Mississippi at CR-441 – Another painting from northern Minnesota. This location is about a half a mile east and upriver from my cousin Mike’s home and very close to my childhood home. It’s where the Mississippi river crosses under county road 441 just south and west of Blackberry, MN, USA. I took a picture of this location while traveling in the area August of 2011 before the leaves had started changing colors so I had to improvise somewhat to paint the location in full fall colors. As a child this was a favorite fishing location for me and I’m sure other children from the same area. I can’t count the hours from all those decades ago that I’ve spent fishing from the shore near where the boat is located in this painting. I really enjoyed painting this one and I hope you all enjoy taking a look at it. Your comments are welcome.

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Russell BakerSacramento, Northern California, United StatesAs a student in northern Minnesota I enjoyed being an artist. My uncle Charles: C. X. Carlson, a noted author, artist and muralist was a great influence me. I sketched and painted everyday until age sixteen or so, then it seemed as though life took over. Now, 40+ years later and retired, I have returned to the more pleasurable pastimes of my youth. This year, 2007, I started drawing, painting and playing music once again. It will be interesting to see where these endeavors guide me and how my skills in turn develop over time. Everything I offer here is an original. Some may be renditions of other works I find interesting, however originals just the same. If you see something you would like to purchase, email me.