Gensburg-Markham Prairie

Cook County, Illinois
July 10, 2017
Oil on canvas
9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)

Private collection

Painted quickly between summer rain showers, this small field study explores the wide range of patterns, textures, and colors produced by the rich species diversity of this extraordinary prairie remnant.

See Field Museum Field Guide for this painting (page 2).

Prairie dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum )
Purple prairie clover (Dalea purpureum)
Fen phlox (Phlox glaberrima interior )
Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginianum)
Prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Painted on location. Canvas mounted to hardboard.

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