Time for this weeks contribution to the Friday Fictioneers Challenge to write a 100 word story based on the photo prompt.
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Thank you Rochelle for selecting this weeks beautiful photo and to Dale Rogerson for providing it. This was a challenging one for me. I struggled with trying to ground the photo into a place and was unsuccessful so this week I went with the feeling, reverence, the photo elicited, from me more than a place it revealed to me.
The Dawning of Wisdom (Word Count:97)
Lisa rolled her eyes whenever her teacher stopped to point out another boring painting. She mimicked in a pinched voice “The sparing use of color contrasts sharply with the application of thick brush strokes.”
“Geez, get a life,” Lisa muttered. Who cared about paintings done by dead Canadians?
Following the pack through a narrow opening lined with arches, Lisa stopped dead in her tracks, dwarfed by the large canvas.
“How?” she wondered.
The stark solitude it portrayed mirrored her isolation. The soaring heights capped with light matched the hope she clung to.
How had the artist known?
This story is based on my experience when visiting the McMichael Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario. It houses the largest collection of paintings done by the Group of Seven, famous Canadian artists known for their landscape paintings. My favorite among the group is Lawren Harris. It was his paintings that literally stopped me in my tracks more then twelve years ago. I carry that feeling with me to this day.
Curious about these famous Canadian artist click HERE.
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