Prairie Morning Impression

Vermilion County, Illinois
August 27, 2021
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Private collection

After waking early to continue driving south to Georgia, I couldn’t settle on a good roadside spot to paint the gorgeous effect of morning fog over corn and soybean fields. Instead, I stopped a few miles south in Danville, Illinois, set up on a picnic table in a public park, and painted this impression of what I had just seen an hour earlier from the drivers seat.