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Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor painting entitled Red Shirt, Homosassa, Florida in 1904, while in Citrus County. This artwork was done during the last phase of the painter’s life, as he passed away only six years later. He took recent visits to Florida beginning in 1888, producing some of his best work like A Norther – Key West and The Gulf Stream. It was only in the 1900s that Homer was able to reach stability in his artistic career and especially his financial situation. The American painter began selling his art to museums at a great price, and no longer had someone to support after his father passed away.
The painting Red Shirt, Homosassa, Florida is an excellent example of Homer’s watercolor landscapes. He began to work with this medium in 1873 and quickly mastered it, abandoning his career as a commercial illustrator about two years later to dedicate himself to painting. By the end of Homer’s career, he almost eliminated the human figure of his work, concentrating on the power and magnitude of nature. In this particular painting, a person is fishing on the bottom left corner, but his size is almost insignificant to the grand nature surrounding him. Although the artist alludes the viewer into noticing the fisher by painting him in vibrant color and stating his presence in the title, this probably is not the focal point of the work.
Homer created a simple composition in Red Shirt, Homosassa, Florida, placing a small horizontal stripe of blue pigment on the bottom to represent the river, as well as brown and green pigments for the coast for the river banks. The fisher is in a gray raft, and his fishing rod is in the air, depicted merely as a thin white line. Large bushes in many shades of green and red highlights can be seen growing next to towering palm trees. The background is dark blue-green, possibly because of the position of the sun. The sky is a watery blend of beautiful shades of blue and pink, while some obscure gray shadows build up in the top left corner. Homer enjoyed working outdoors to capture the landscape as he truly saw it, giving considerable attention to the sunlight – as did the French Impressionists.
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