Doug’s Knob, June

Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
June 13, 2018
Oil on canvas
18 x 26in. (66.04 x 45.72cm)

Private collection

Over the years, I have been repeatedly drawn to a distinctive grove of oaks nestled into a rich hilltop prairie remnant at the heart of the Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands. By painting the flora of Doug’s Knob at varying times of year, I’ve been able to explore some of the ever-changing colors and textures that define the tallgrass prairie.

See Field Museum Field Guide for this painting (page 4).

Location of Nachusa visitor’s center: https://goo.gl/maps/i5e3XBExocqXfP1Y6

Painted on location, finished in the studio.

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