I am not sure if Melissa was making the same connection to the old novel as I am here with her title “A tree grows in Grayslake” . I am guessing she is. 🙂 Be sure to click through to see her latest painting. She has found a lovely oak standing alone against a beautiful sky. Here in New England they are fewer and harder to find in a natural setting so we have to find other ways to create separation.
You may be shocked to discover that I have used fog to accomplish this. 😯I have been driving by this old Oak for years waiting for a scene like this. When I set out on Sept. 17 in a thick fog spreading through Amherst, I was just hoping it would be the same in Quabbin Park by the time I got there. At first I thought it had thinned too much, but “upon further review” I think it is just as I wanted it.
Please click the image to see it larger and “separated”. 🙂