Prairie Fire at Night (Before Settlement)

Oil on canvas
9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)

Private collection

I woke up on the morning of October 4 thinking about historic prairie fires at night …and the moon. This study would inform a later work entitled Night Fire on the Grand Prairie of Illinois, c. 1491 (see link below).

Studio painting. Canvas mounted to hardboard.