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.
May 1 - September 12, 2021
Chicago Botanic Garden
Picturing the Prairie: A Vision of Restoration
Published in conjunction with Philip’s 2021 exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Contributors include: Philip Juras, artist and author; Hank Paulson, foreword; and Stephen Packard, essay. Published by Little Bluestem Press, Athens, GA, 2021.