Clifftop Verdure

Fults Hill Prairie, Monroe County, Illinois
May 9, 2019
Oil on canvas
9 x 12in. (30.48 x 22.86cm)

Artist's collection

The blooms of pale beard tongue, rose vervain, and columbine appear among the spring foliage of Fults Hill Prairie. Protected from prescribed fires, cedars cling to the edge of the limestone cliff. Spring flooding along the Mississippi River have inundated Kidd Lake below.

Painted on location.