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Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor painting entitled A Garden in Nassau in 1885, during his first trip to the Bahamas. The American artist arrived in the winter of 1884, and during his stay, he made more than thirty paintings in this media. Homer focused on locations that showed how life truly was for the natives, instead of going to famous tourist spots. This approach made his art very loyal to the culture and the people of Nassau.
This colorful artwork shows a small boy looking up at a coconut tree that stands behind a tall wall. The composition leads the viewer's eyes precisely where it needs to go – with the focal points being the small boy and the large tree. Both figures draw the eyes to one another, creating an imaginary diagonal line on the paper. On the left side of the composition, on the forefront, a light brown path that the central figure stands on also forms a diagonal line, but in an opposite position. With loose and watery brush strokes, Homer represented the vegetation outside the gated garden in a dull manner. However, the plants on the other side of the white wall are vibrant, colorful, detailed, and full of life. There is a light blue, ornamented wooden gate in the position where the figure stands and specks of bright red flowers to the right. Like the Impressionists, Homer was influenced by the Japanese woodcut prints brought to Europe and America, as these artworks portrayed breathtaking landscapes in vibrant colors.
The small boy wearing white clothing holds his arms over his stomach, looking at the coconut filled tree with an eager longing. Art historians examined this work with infrared technology and discovered that Homer initially drew three boys. Two older kids were climbing the wall on the left side of the gate, attempting to take some coconuts from the tree. Homer’s change of idea, actually changed the spirit of the artwork – as the boy went from a role of the lookout to just a kid looking and wishing for something better. Homer used transparent and opaque watercolors on thick, ivory woven paper. He began drawing the composition with graphite and used techniques like scraping, blotting and rewetting while painting. The artist became famous for his watercolor work, as he beautifully mastered this technique.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Garden in Nassau, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Garden in Nassau that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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