Why Winslow Homer


Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts (High Tide)
Oil on canvas
1870
66 x 96.5 cm
(25.98″ x 37.99″)
Private collection

Why I’ve been studying Winslow Homer’s paintings is that I was told not to repeat this glaring error seen here on the camera. I’m not letting those unruly figures find me on the beach. What kind of bird do you think I am?

But I reviewed his prolific works, and I found a few places in each painting that were done exceptionally well and well worth clapping. I even like finding the location of his rhyming name, and that he stamps his signature in all caps.

His completed pieces are housed in both private and public collections, where most can be found in the cyber museum at art renewal. His pieces are rather large and diverse, where he uses  graphite, pen, watercolor, and oil.

But most important to me is that each titled piece tells a little story that I like to study and then commandeer his style, especially since he’s dead, and has been dead  > 100 years.

What Homer is saying to me is, “Enjoy. Paint my picture any how. I don’t think I have anything to worry about.”

~ §tacy §weeney