7/19/2014

Seascapes: Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer (American, 1836—1910) is best known for his marine paintings, so it's fitting that the new theme of "The Sea" begins with several of his works. His intense interest in the subject began in the 1880s, when he moved to a cottage just 75 feet from the sea, in Prout's Neck, Maine.

Some of Homer's sea paintings include figures and dramatic narrative, but these paintings focus exclusively on the drama of nature:

Eastern Point oil on canvas 30.2" × 48.5" 1900

Weatherbeaten oil on canvas 28.5" x 48 3/8" 1894

 Summer Squall oil on canvas 24.25"x30.25" 1904

Prout's Neck, Evening watercolor 359 x 536 mm 1883/1890

Glass Windows watercolor 13 15/16" x 20 1/16" 1885
"I prefer every time a picture composed and painted outdoors. The thing is done without your knowing it."

"It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white... A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests color."

"When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway."- Winslow Homer

2 comments:

  1. A real master!!!
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. homer is the bomb..such a talent with all painting genres

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