Day Before Halloween Tree, by American Watercolor Artist John York, 11 x 14, unframed
I remember wandering up to my elementary school playground as a kid, the day before Halloween. My head was full of imaginings and anticipation about Halloween. There was a huge, (at least to me at the time) well climbed and used oak tree with dead leaves collected at its roots. I don't remember seeing another soul there that day. I think that visit to the playground inspires many of my paintings of old, solitary Halloween Trees! John York (The Halloween Tree Painter).