A Tree Grows in Grayslake

     Bur Oak Silhouette   There is something so deeply satisfying about a grand old open-growth bur oak tree, standing there against the horizon. I see this one nearly every day as I drive past it, and thank God and the forest preserve district that it didn’t fall victim to developers. I’ve wanted to paintContinue reading “A Tree Grows in Grayslake”

Treeline, Rollins Savanna

Here is a painting I completed last fall.  As you know, I’m very partial to this former farm which has been saved from development.  Just think~it could have been acres of beige mcmansions and pavement. I’ve been reading that more and more people are becoming disenchanted with the suburb, and are returning to the city.Continue reading “Treeline, Rollins Savanna”

Companion Pieces

It took me forever to get this painting the way I wanted it.  Finally it occurred to me that painting the trunk in shades of lavender would make the landscape beyond pop, and now I’m happy.  As you can see it wears a little frame, a “floater”.  Love those. http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com Just put the finishing touchesContinue reading “Companion Pieces”

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