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The American painter Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor entitled Salt Kettle, Bermuda in 1899. The artist traveled to many tropical locations during this period to portray the different landscapes, like the Bahamas, Cuba, and many regions of the state of Florida. Homer concluded one of his best-known works entitled The Gulf Stream in the same year, while in Florida.
In Salt Kettle, Bermuda, Homer depicted a seascape with a view of a resort called Salt Kettle, which is open to this day. With expressive brushstrokes and vibrant colors, the artists gave life to this tropical landscape. In the forefront, a sandy bay with a pathway can be seen creating an angle on the right side of the paper in light brown. A shadow cast on the part of the path in brown-gray and purple, suggesting large constructions behind the view of the artwork. In the background, there is much vegetation in shades of green and a dark tree in watery brush strokes of brown, black, and red pigments.
The coast makes a curve along the ocean, and two large white buildings with green windows can be seen in the distance. The blue water was depicted with strokes of darker shades, as well as reflecting the Salt Kettle. To the left, Homer portrays the figures in very loose strokes of watercolor, giving the idea of a faraway city. The sky is light blue with many off-white and light ochre clouds and gets darker as it hits the top edge of the canvas. Many of the painter’s landscapes would feature an upcoming storm, contrasting the sunny day with sudden darkness.
Homer would mainly paint outdoors because he found it necessary to observe the landscape as it truly is, and this couldn’t be done in a studio. The Impressionists had a similar way of working in which they called painting en plein air. Although Homer was not inspired by the French artists to work on location – as he was already working this way before meeting them – his trip to Europe and direct contact with the modern artist must have opened his horizons to what direction art was heading. The American painter produced watercolors with precise Realism and detail, while in other works Homer painted with Impressionistic traits, like vibrant colors and expressive brushstrokes.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Salt Kettle, Bermuda, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Salt Kettle, 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.
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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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