Rainy Afternoon

Illinois Beach State Park, Lake County, Illinois
July 12, 2023
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Private collection

This scene was painted in a few hours among the black oaks at Illinois Beach State Park. Because of imminent heavy rain, I strung up a tarp where a few oaks stood along a foot path in the Park’s Nature Preserve. From that spot I had a view through the oak savanna toward the lakeshore and the adjacent sand prairie. Gusting winds and crashing waves on nearby Lake Michigan reminded me of painting on the Georgia coast.

More information about the site at: https://dnr.illinois.gov/inpc/area.area2lakeillinoisbeach.html

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