As promised, here’s the collection I visited on Friday morning. I’m not going to try and recall all the details that Pam had about each picture – I know I’ll confuse the stories and I think it would take ages – but where possible I’ll identify them and leave the rest to dear, dear readers. I’m just posting my photos of what they have there.
Back to the paintings: let’s start downstairs, in the main extension built to house the Group of Seven Collection. Come with me now on a wander past the canvasses – why not put on some nice music and grab a glass of tepid white wine and pretend that you’re at a real private view? (I’ve tried to name any pictures that aren’t clear)
My plan to post everything I saw at the gallery has hit a snag – until I find an alternative, uploading is just too slow! So, dear reader, please accept my apologies for now, and enjoy what we’ve got here. One day I’ll finish the task…
As a final offering before pausing this project I’d like to share with you another ridiculous coincidence, of which ther have been many: Susie told me on Saturday that her father Morley actually designed the buttons on the amazing Clairtone Project G2 record player that lives in the Crombie House, and by complete chance they were discussing it just before she left Toronto a few weeks ago. He used to be a designer, before becoming a film-maker, and is also responsible for the letter ‘i’, in the shape of a pickle, used on every jar of Bick’s Pickles!