“Big Bend Lake, in Des Plains Illinois, is the site of a 280 million year old impact crater basin. This space rock was estimated to be about five miles in diameter and if it happened today would be catastrophic but it happened 40 million years before the beginning of the Triassic period well before dinosaurs.” – geocaching.com
I made it back out to the old crater basin today for more plein air painting. Gorgeous day – very windy and colder than I expected, no meteor activity. Click on the painting to see the listing on etsy.
This reminds me of a novel I finished recently, The Last Policeman by Ben Winters. I thought it was very good. The doomsday meteor makes an interesting twist on the “noir” mystery genre.
UPCOMING EVENT: The Art Post Gallery in Northbrook is hosting an Art by the Inch Competition. I had fun seeing several fellow Glenview Art League members in line to pick up one of the eighty 6 inch square canvases a few weeks ago. The theme is “botany magnified.” I’ll be dropping off my painting soon. The show opens on April 18 with wine and appetizers from 5 to 8 p.m., and presentation of the winners at 7 p.m. All paintings will be on display through May 5, and are for sale for $150 each.