Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Homer "Sloop, Nassau" 1899

This is a watercolor painting created by Winslow Homer in 1899. The painting depicts a boat in a dark and turbulent ocean. Homer was known for his paintings of raging seas and shipwrecks. It has been said that Homer would wait days just for the right light and go off at midnight just to get the moonlight on the ocean. In this particular panting Homer uses a dark grey sky to indicate that a storm is about to come. This painting leaves me with an eerie feeling like something is just about to happen. His use of dark blues and greens in the ocean give it a stormy effect and allow the water to look like it is in motion. I very much enjoyed this painting because it made me wonder what was going to happen next, and also made me feel bad for the people on the ship. 

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