Painting of Sunbury Railroad Prairie Nature Preserve, Illinois, by Philip Juras

Sunbury Railroad Prairie

Livingston County, Illinois
2022
Oil on hardboard
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Private collection

How could I not be moved by golden summer sunlight spotlighting a small remnant of the Grand Prairie of Illinois? I was also moved—in a different way—by the mosquitos rising from the prairie-filled ditches on either side of the Preserve’s former rail bed.

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