"Spiritual Awakening, King Hill"

by Michael Boss
Alkyd on Panel
20" X 30"
From the Collection of Linda McDonald, Medford, Wisconsin

In the spring of 2009 I was asked if I would consider painting King Hill on the north bank of the Saline River Valley in Rooks County, Kansas. In June, Steve Mayo, Linda McDonald and I met on King Hill for an extended image taking session. Linda related her history with the area and we discussed the atmosphere of the painting.

The hills were still very vivid in greens and pale violets and adding the red tinged hard red winter wheat made a very subtly colored painting. The Saline River Valley may be one of the best kept "secrets" of Kansas.