Hot August Saturday afternoon. Red sun. Study after Eakins Swimming Hole, maybe on the Wapsipinicon, but more likely on the walls of the Amon Carter in Fort Worth. 24-7 in a big gold frame. I love Fort Worth. I go swimming every chance I get.

Jack Balas, 2020; EAKINS SWIMMING HOLE STUDY (#1974); India ink on paper, 30x22 inches