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.
The Long View, Prairie Paintings from Illinois Nature Preserves
June 24, 2022 - February 5, 2023
Illinois State Museum at Dickson Mounds
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd. Lewistown, Illinois