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The great American painter Winslow Homer concluded the seascape West Point, Prout's Neck in 1900, which he considered being one of his best works. The artist owned a studio in the peninsula where he had a magnificent view of the ocean, overlooking Cannon Rock. Homer’s landscapes and seascapes from the beginning of his career were bright and optimistic. After visiting a fishing village in New England in the early 1880s, he was marked by the conditions the inhabitants were in and how they struggled to survive. This influence leads his paintings to have a heavier side, mostly portraying the battle of humankind and nature. However, by the 1890s, Homer dedicated himself to depicting the dynamic force and beauty of the ocean itself.
In a letter to a patron, Homer wrote about how much he was pleased with the final result of the painting, even though this wasn’t everyone’s view on the work. Some critics stated it was a good marine painting, but referred to it as mournful. The painting West Point, Prout's Neck was done over a series of visits to the same location on the same time, where the artist would observe the movement and formation of the clouds, as well as the changing colors of the sky. Homer also wrote in a letter about this masterpiece, stating that he portrayed the scene at precisely fifteen minutes after the sun had set.
Homer’s way of working was very similar to the Impressionists, as he was open to experimenting with new techniques. He also painted modern themes, like ordinary scenes of the everyday life. The most similar aspect of their way of painting landscapes is that they worked outdoors, or as the French called it, painting en plein air. This technique enabled artists to observe the natural sunlight and its effects upon the landscape. In West Point, Prout's Neck, Homer explores the rich tonalities of gray on the turbulent waves that crash on dark rocks in the forefront. On the left, a massive bubbling wave almost reaches the top edge of the canvas. The horizon line is marked with a dark, thin strip and right above it, the artist inserts a beautiful gradient that starts at bright red. The sky changes from orange, to pink and holds some dark violet clouds as well.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of West Point, Prout's Neck, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of West Point, Prout's Neck 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 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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