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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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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Blue Boat, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Blue Boat 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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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.
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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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