As the Curator of Clara’s work I’ve had the privilege of discussing Clara’s pieces with many different people from all walks of life. Her work has been described as “having Group of Seven characteristics”, “whimsical”, “sentimental”, “kind of like Gramma Moses”, “interesting”, “obscure”, “beautiful”, “skilled in her painting techniques”, “good treatment of light”, “good brush strokes”, “painted on location”, “ethereal” and the list goes on. And you the reader have your own
In the last Curator’s Highlight, “Input From Ann M” Ann said that she and Wayne would do some research, find the location of the stump fence and send me some photos. Their word is good:
One more thing I meant to say about Clara's fences; they often help direct the viewer's attention to her focal point in the painting(s). You know that of course, but maybe not all viewers of the work realize it as they look.
I have found and taken photos of the tree root
As I’ve mentioned in past Curator’s Blog viewing art is like proofreading: you think you’ve seen every detail but the more you look the more you realize how much you’ve missed. That’s why it’s imperative to get ongoing feedback from you, the readers. On Saturday, January 30, 2016 I wrote a piece “Fences Make Good Neighbours” based on Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”. I was so familiar with the phrase but inadvertently omitted the first word “Good”. Well, I stood to be c