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Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor painting entitled Boy Fishing in 1892. The artist found inspiration during his many trips to the North Woods Club, which he took over several summers. The Club was located in the Adirondack Mountains, New York, near the hamlet of Minerva, and was excellent for fishing trips. Homer felt free to experiment with watercolor paintings and would often travel with his materials – which were easier to handle on the go than oil paint.
The painter enjoyed the brute force of the outdoors and often portrayed subjects like hunting and fishing. By this period, Homer had been dedicating himself to this media for about twenty years, and he mastered the craft. In Boy Fishing, Homer depicts the quiet and peaceful side of nature. The artist would often tend to two contrasting visions of nature: the nurturing and the depriving nature. This watercolor is simple but shows the essence of Homer’s work, as he valued the themes of the everyday life.
The Impressionists played a significant role in the artist’s career as they also valued life in nature. These modern painters were inspired by the Japanese artists and their woodcut prints, which held themes considered very modern at the time. Homer was inspired by the looseness of the Impressionistic paintings and acquired some of these values in his own work. Artists like Claude Oscar Monet and Pierre Auguste Renoir painted en plein air, meaning they painted outdoors to capture the natural lighting of the surroundings and Homer was inspired by their work.
The river divided the paper virtually in half and was painted in shades of blue and reflects all other colors of the composition. Homer painted a dark boat with a white inside, which creates an angle with the surface of the water as the man pulls his catch out of the water. The central figure wears an ochre-colored hat, a blue shirt, and suspenders. He pulls his fishing rod back as it bends, creating a dramatic curve in the air. With the other hand, the fisherman holds a net while his beautifully vibrant red and blue fish splashes around. Like in many of Homer’s paintings, the protagonist’s face doesn’t show, leaving room for curiosity. The background is loosely painted with shades of green, brown and yellow.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Boy Fishing, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Boy Fishing 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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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,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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