Spring Creek Sunrise

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

Private collection

Sunset views from the west facing gravel hill prairie are fantastic, but I think the ephemeral scenes of early morning there have captivated me the most. By the time I got to the foreground of this quick field painting, all the colors had switched to bright daytime and the fog had vanished. I completed it from memory sometime later.