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Winslow Homer painted the seascape entitled Glass Windows, Bahamas in 1885. The painter was hired to produce a series of artworks of the port city, Nassau, in the Bahamas. The Century Magazine wanted Homer to illustrate an article about the location called “A Midwinter Resort.” During this period, the area didn’t receive more the one hundred and fifty visitors for the summer and began to grab the attention of North Americans that had health problems because of the cold climates of their hometowns.
The artist stayed about two months in the Bahamas and produced over thirty paintings. Deeply inspired by his surroundings, Homer portrayed the architecture, coral and sponge fishing, the vegetation of the area, as well as the unique and unusual features of the landscape, like seen in Glass Windows, Bahamas. Using graphite and watercolor on paper, the artist captured a beautiful and unlikely rock formation. The color palette beautifully blends warm and cool tonalities – contrasting the hot sun on the stones and the cold water of the sea.
In the forefront, a rock formation creates an angle on the right side of the canvas in shades of ochre, red-brown, and gray. To the left, a large structure covered in a brown shadow holds another rock, forming an arch of stone in simple shades of light gray and ochre. The ocean starts in a deep, dark blue, getting brighter as it gets closer to the horizon, and a white sailboat can be seen in the distance. The sky is light blue with many white clouds, and the artist matched the shades with the ones featured on the arch as if they could almost blend into one another.
Homer was creative with the title, as he interpreted this rock formation like an open window to a beautiful view. His technique is very precise and realistic, using the graphite to accentuate the shadows and give a convincing texture to the rocks. Originally a commercial illustrator, Homer eventually stopped working as a freelancer and dedicated himself to watercolor painting, which he became very passionate about his art. The painter quickly mastered this difficult medium and found a new path in his artistic career, working less with commercial work and following his passion as a true artist.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Glass Windows, Bahamas, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Glass Windows, Bahamas 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 plastic 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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