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The American artist Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor seascape entitled North Road, Bermuda in 1900, only ten years before his death. During this period, the painter traveled extensively to tropical locations, like Nassau, in the Bahamas, Cuba, Bermuda and many places in the sunshine state, Florida. Homer had been working for many decades on watercolor painting and mastered this craft by experimenting different techniques and styles. The artist ultimately gained his fame and recovered his financial stability by selling his watercolor artworks to museums and art collectors.
Homer initially began his career as a commercial illustrator and worked mainly with oil painting, as well as printing techniques like lithography and woodcuts. By the end of the 1950s, the artist moved to New York to study at the National Academy of Design, where he continued working as a freelancer. Homer was hired to portray the scenes he encountered during the American Civil War, and he created socially aware artworks that were highly praised by the critics, helping him become more well-known as a serious artist. He eventually abandoned commercial illustration to dedicate himself to painting alone, mainly watercolors but continued with oil painting as well.
In North Road, Bermuda, Homer created a captivating composition in a rather simple seascape. He portrays a line of trees that seem to have grown sideways, almost adjacent to the hill on the left side of the paper. The trees eventually grow upwards and carry bundles of dark green leaves that cover the top left corner. The ochre colored ground is covered with cool shades of watery blue pigments, while the sunlight peaks through the leaves. After some piles of rounded rocks, a light pathway follows the line of trees and coasts the water, which was painted with a single shade of blue with different quantity of water.
To the right of the composition, there is an area of what seems to be an island, depicted in the water. Homer placed a large ship over the horizon line in the far distance, and the composition of the work leads the viewer's eyes to this final point. There are large bodies of beautifully detailed clouds in shades of grays, white, and light blue that cover most of the sky, giving the landscape a peaceful atmosphere.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of North Road, Bermuda, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of North Road, 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.
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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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