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Winslow Homer painted the iconic artwork entitled Early Evening, also known as Sailors Take Warning in 1881, and reworked the painting later in 1907. While creating this image, the artist was living in the village of Cullercoats, as well as Tyne and Wear, both on the English coast, where he stayed for about two years. While on location, the artist observed the locals and their lifestyle. Different from his previous works, which portrayed women in leisure and couples engaging in conversation, all with a light-hearted atmosphere – hard-working men and women of the Cullercoats were depicted with a different atmosphere by Homer.
During these years on the English coast, Homer worked almost exclusively with watercolor painting. His palette became soberer, and the dimensions of his work became larger. The artist would paint outdoors on many occasions, so to observe the natural lighting upon a landscape. Watercolor was a perfect medium to paint on location because it is a lot more practical and it allows a series of techniques that range from more realistic portrayals to looser and Impressionistic approaches. In fact, Homer was already working on location before meeting the French artists and learning about their technique of painting en plein air. Because of their similarities, the American artist was positively influenced and engaged more with modern painting.
In the oil painting Sailors Take Warning, two women stand on a rock with a gloomy expression and some vegetation at their feet. Both wear dark dresses with a white apron which flows beautifully in the wind. The woman to the right looks at the bright red crochet she is making and wears a checkered red and black scarf over her shoulders. With a sorrowful expression, the woman next to her seems to have one hand on her friend’s back, while the other hand holds her needlework as well.
Homer used an unusual composition using a low viewpoint, placing the central figures over the light yellow sky of the late afternoon. Because of this placement against the light, the forefront is covered with a dark shadow. On the bottom left, in between the rocks, a man wearing a helmet and dark clothing look up at the two women. Some dark blue and violet clouds are hovering in the sky that creates a similar angle to the rocks in the forefront. The white crescent moon gives a mysterious atmosphere to the artwork.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Early Evening (or Sailors Take Warning), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Early Evening (or Sailors Take Warning) 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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