Paintings from the Midwest- October Savanna

October Savanna

"October Savanna"
Skokie, Illinois



Story Behind the Painting

I painted this scene Sunday, Oct 6, 2014 at the Brushes with Nature artist plein air event at the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie. Like last year, I started the canvas at about 1pm and finished around 3:30 using classic oil alla prima "wet in wet" technique to capture the natural afternoon light. I touched it back up yesterday to sign and add a few extra details.