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Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor painting entitled Hurricane, Bahamas in 1898, during his second trip to the tropical location. The artist initially worked as a commercial illustrator and only began experimenting with watercolors at the age of thirty-seven. Self-taught in the medium, Homer became very famous for his watercolor portrayals of tropical locations like the Bahamas, Cuba, Bermuda, and Florida, in bright and vibrant colors. These paintings varied from more realistic and detailed works to looser and more expressive paintings.
The artist worked in similar ways to the Impressionists, even before meeting them – which caused a natural influence of the artistic movement upon Homer’s work. One of the similarities was painting outdoors to observe the natural sunlight and its fleeting effects – what the French call painting en plein air. Homer’s watercolors varied from Impressionistic approaches, with expressive and loose brushstrokes, to a more realistic and detailed portrayal, creating his unique style. During the end of his career, most of his work depicted nature and the sea as the central figure, with almost no people. Homer wished to eliminate the narrative in which the human figure imposed, letting the magnitude of nature speak for itself.
In Hurricane, Bahamas, Homer depicted a typical storm scene of a tropical landscape. With a cool color palette, the artist portrays many houses in the forefront of the paper. The gray-green rooftops contrast with the bright red details. On the right side, some green vegetation grows over a roof with orange flowers. Rising beyond the hight of the houses, the coconut trees sway in the strong wind of a coming hurricane. With simple brush strokes and only a few tonalities of green, Homer gave a beautiful illusion of the depth of the trees which stand at a certain distance.
On the left side of the paper, a small area of the sea can be seen in light blue, and the sky takes up most of the composition. On the top corner of the painting, dark clouds gather in beautiful pigments of blue and green, getting lighter as it hits the horizon. The middle of the composition is struck by a bright light, almost as if Homer intentionally let the off-white woven paper showing to create a drastic contrast in the landscape.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Hurricane, Bahamas, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Hurricane, 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.
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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.
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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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