Limestone Bluffs

Fults Hill Prairie, Monroe County, Illinois
June 11, 2018
Oil on canvas
9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)

Private collection

Perched on a limestone cliff high above the Mississippi River flood plain, Fults Hill Prairie is the most dramatic of the prairie remnants I visited in Illinois. To convey that, I chose multiple painting perspectives, including this one near the cliff edge where  eastern red cedars seem to cling to the edge of an abyss, their dark forms contrasting with the atmospheric background and the green contours of the loess hill prairie.

Painted on location, finished in the studio. More perspectives below.

Exhibition History