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Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor painting entitled Sloop, Bermuda in 1899, at the age of sixty-three. The artist made many trips to tropical locations like the Bahamas, Florida, and Cuba. During this particular trip to Bermuda, Homer painted about twenty-five watercolors featuring the exotic landscapes in vibrant colors and expressive brushstrokes. The painter had changed his way of preparing his composition, depending less on the initial underdrawing.
It was only in 1873 that the artist fully embraced watercolor painting – as he primarily worked with oil painting and printmaking. Like Paul Gauguin, Homer was profoundly influenced by the cultures of tropical locations near the Ecuador line and was even hired to produce paintings of the tropical areas. The Impressionists were influential on Homer as well, as they worked with expressive brushstrokes and intense color palettes.
This modern movement also made painting en plein air famous throughout the art world, meaning they painted their landscapes outdoors, instead of in a studio. The fact is, Homer was painting outside before meeting the Impressionists, but this similarity helped their affinity. Homer developed his own style of watercolor painting, producing works that ranged from more realistic representations to very modern and Impressionistic paintings. Initially, the artist received some negative feedback for his new choice of media, but his production ultimately helped his financial situation as it was very successful within the public.
In Sloop, Bermuda, Homer portrayed a beautiful sailboat, also known as a sloop, almost centered on the paper and with two people on board – possibly a father and child. The sails are wrapped and curled, creating swirling white figures in the sky. On the back of the sloop, many colored fabrics hang in shades of brown and ochre. The is a small orange-brown raft behind the main ship, creating an interesting composition. The water was beautifully painted with broad and watery brush strokes in many shades of green, turquoise, and royal blue. The right side of the background is the darkest area of the composition, almost reaching a pure black pigment – which gives an idea of a human figure in the distance. The horizon shows dry land in shades of brown and ochre, suggesting that the artist was on a boat as well. Indicating a brewing storm, Homer used a watery base with blue-gray pigments on the sky.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sloop, Bermuda, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Sloop, 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 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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