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The American artist Winslow Homer concluded the watercolor painting entitled Under the Coco Palm, also known as Under the Cocoanut Palm, in 1898. The painter would take recent trips to various locations including Florida, the Caribbean, Cuba, among other places, where he portrayed the landscapes and culture that he saw – mostly in watercolor. He began dedicating himself to mastering his watercolor technique in 1873, after working mainly with commercial illustration. He eventually stopped working as a freelancer and turned to a career as an artist.
The use of watercolor for outdoor painting was a good match – much more accessible to travel and use outdoors than oil painting. Homer worked on location to observe nature as it truly was and portray the natural lighting of the scene. Although his choice of working this way was not influenced by other artists, this technique was made famous by the French Impressionists, who called it painting en plein air. Homer eventually traveled to Europe and had contact with the group of modern painters, and we can assume they had a certain influence on Homer about his view on where contemporary painting was going and the new aesthetic possibilities that were opening.
In the artwork Under the Coco Palm, the painter portrays a vibrant tropical scene in expressive brush strokes. The central figure is a boy clinging to a coconut in which he drinks the water from, holding it with his two hands. Next to him, there is a stumpy coconut tree, and its fan leaves take up most of the top area of the paper in beautiful shades of green. These two figures are a lot more detailed than the rest of the painting. The boy’s face is partially covered by the green coconut, making only one eye – which looks up at the tree – and his chin visible. His dark skin creates a beautiful contrast with his light-colored clothing and surroundings. The forefront shows a blend of different brushstrokes, like spots of ochre, swirls of gray, and spiky strokes of brown and red, all over a light brown and watery base color. The background depicts some bushes and other vegetation in tonalities of green and details in red-brown. Behind the large fan leaves, Homer painted a blue sky to represent a sunny tropical day.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Under the Coco Palm, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Under the Coco Palm 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.
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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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