I came across this commission piece.

I never met the woman who commissioned this in person. She saw my art, mostly portraits, in a coffee shop in downtown Winston Salem. She called and sent photos and I painted. I also offered a frame option, which I often do. I was intrigued by her response. She already had an antique frame which was why she wanted this size of canvas. I wondered if it was a family heirloom passed down to now preciously hold this new member of the dynasty.

The real story would be so interesting. But until I know it I like my musings about Claire and those pearls.