The American artist Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor painting entitled The Blue Boat in 1892 and is now located at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Homer began his career as a commercial illustrator, working mainly with a Realist style. After a period of working with watercolor painting, the artist decided to stop working as a freelance illustrator and dedicate to his career as a painter. He took many trips to tropical locations, where he mastered the medium, portraying landscapes in Cuba, the Bahamas, Florida, and other sunny places. The difference in weather conditions – like during the hurricane season – and the different colors seen on the landscape were appealing to the artist, and he was able to experiment with different watercolor styles and techniques.
Although the way Homer painted outdoors was very similar to the Impressionists technique of painting en plein air, he did not have contact with the French artists until later in his career. The similarities between the artists influenced Homer to have a more modern view of his artistic production. His color palette became brighter, and he experimented with looser brush strokes because of this influence. The painter took many trips to the Adirondack Mountains during the time he produced The Blue Boat, possibly concluding this work on location as well. Homer would visit the North Woods Club, in New York, where he had direct contact with the wild nature. Many artworks portray the relationship between humankind and nature in activities such as fishing and hunting.
The painting The Blue Boat was executed in a very Impressionistic way and featuring many different techniques. In the forefront, the dark blue boat slowly drifts by the calm river which reflects the colors of the atmosphere in broad brush strokes. On the right side, there are some bundles of green and ochre vegetation, suggesting the river is not very wide. There are two men on the boat; one is rowing while the other is leaning forward with his hand on his hip. The background shows green fields and trees as far as the eyes can see. Homer used a beautiful palette os watery pigments to portray different vegetations with tonalities of black, green, brown, red and ochre. The sky is filled with beautifully detailed clouds in light blue and white.
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