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The American artist Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor painting entitled Adirondack Lake in 1889. The painter took regular trips to the North Woods Club in the Adirondack Mountains of New York’s countryside where he would experiment with watercolor painting. Homer mainly depicted scenes of outdoor sports in breathtaking landscapes, like fishing and hunting.
The artist began his career working with commercial illustration, but by the 1870s focused more on watercolor and oil painting. Homer eventually stopped working with illustration and dedicated himself to building his artistic career. Working with watercolors was an excellent fit for the artist’s way of working, as Homer painted mostly en plein air. This technique is most famous because of the Impressionists, who painted outdoors to capture the fleeting essence of natural sunlight over a landscape. Although Homer and the Impressionists had many things in common, the American artist was already working in this manner before going to Europe and meeting the group – some believe they must have influenced Homer’s view on modern painting.
With a dark color palette, the artist gave a gloomy atmosphere to Adirondack Lake. By painting en plein air, Homer was able to capture the changing weather and this painting captures that mysterious atmosphere. The immense lake is featured in the forefront of the paper, and it mostly reflects the dark green and black towering trees that almost reach the top edge of the paper, to the left of the composition. There is a light brown boat calmly sailing on the water, which contrasts against the dark pigments. In the rowboat, there is a person fishing, and Homer seemed have captured the exact moment where the fishing rod is in the air.
The play on contrasting light and dark pigments is prominent in this landscape, giving the artwork a tremendous visual appeal. The far background features dark blue mountains, while the sky holds off-white bundles of clouds, which highlights the top of the dark green pine trees. The bright area of the sky reflects on the river, to the right of the paper. With streaks of light and dark brush strokes, Homer was able to capture the essence of gentle waves on the surface of the water. Near the top edge of the paper, the artist includes dark gray and blue pigments, suggesting that a storm is starting.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Adirondack Lake, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Adirondack Lake 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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If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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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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