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Winslow Homer painted Flower Garden and Bungalow, Bermuda in 1899, during one of his many trips to tropical locations. During this particular expedition, the artist produced about twenty-five watercolor paintings, focusing on bright lights, broad brush strokes, and saturated colors. During this time the painter was looser with his initial drawing and didn’t rest on on it as much, working more directly with the paint.
The artist began embracing watercolor painting in 1873, having worked a lot with oil painting and printmaking as well. His love for traveling to foreign locations made this medium a natural choice to work with while away from his studio. Homer enjoyed the landscapes and architecture of warm places like Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. Despite the initial negative feedback from the critics, the painter made a name for himself with his watercolor paintings – producing works that varied from realistic and detailed portrayals to looser and more Impressionistic takes. They became very popular and sold well, helping Homer settle his finances.
In Flower Garden and Bungalow, Bermuda the painter captured the essence of a sunny and tropical landscape. In the forefront, a row of full bushes with orange, red, and yellow flowers bursts with vibrant color. The bottom right side casts a shadow and was painted in tonalities of dark brown earth. On the right side of the composition, Homer played with the juxtaposition of a variety of green tonalities, representing different layers of vegetation, including palm trees and banana trees. There is an area of light blue-green pigment with green specks almost centered on the canvas, representing a field of grass that leads to a body of water.
Behind all of the vegetation and next to the calm river, a bright yellow house with a white rooftop and chimney pops from the landscape. In front of the vibrant construction, a child wearing red clothing is running after a couple of chickens. These figures were painted simply but represent the action perfectly. The background shows a gradient blue pigment depicting the water and forest areas on the horizon in dark green. The sky is cloudy and painted in light blue and gray, as is the beginning of a storm was brewing, but the vibrant sun is still shinning.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Flower Garden and Bungalow, Bermuda, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Flower Garden and Bungalow, Bermuda 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.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.