Doug’s Knob, October

Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
October 20, 2017
Oil on canvas
18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)


Seasonal view 5 of 6 at Doug’s Knob, a high-quality hilltop prairie remnant and small oak grove at the heart of the Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois (see all six below):

From the south side of Doug’s Knob, little bluestem dominates the view. Its prevalence in this section is a result of having to control the broadleaf weeds that followed years of cattle grazing. It will take a bit longer here to establish the diversity found on other parts of the knob, but in the meantime, the texture and color of little bluestem in October is a fine placeholder.

Painted on location, finished in the studio.

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