Thursday, November 21, 2013


Tammy Muente, who had given a presentation for us on John Singer Sargeant in February, 2013, returned for a Power Point presentation on Winslow Homer's Adirondack series watercolors.

Homer began his career as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly, covering the Civil War.
War for the Union 1862
Sharpshooter on Picket Duty
Veteran in a New Field
His travels to England resulted in a series of watercolors and oils representative of the fishermen's wives who waited eagerly for their husbands' safe return from the sea.

A Voice From the Cliffs
Inside the Bar, Tynemouth
Homer was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and sportsman who began using watercolors to represent the ordinary lives of Americans.  In 1873 he declared "I will live by my watercolors".  

The Gulf Stream
When Homer lived in  the Adirondacks, he painted a series of paintings dealing with his love of fishing and hunting.
Adirondack Lake
Sunrise, Fishing in the Adirondacks
Unexpected Catch
Canoe in Rapids
Leaping Trout
Breaking Trout
Mink Pond
Adirondack Guide
The Blue Boat
Hound and Hunter - Sketch in Watercolor
Hound and Hunter - Oil
Hunter in the Adirondacks
On the Trail
Deer Drinking
Fallen Deer
After the Hunt
Dogs in a Boat
Guide Carrying Deer
As more areas of the country were cleared for America's westward expansion, many of Homer's paintings show his concern for the changing way of American life.

Old Friends
The Pioneer
Woodsman and Fallen Tree

All paintings courtesy

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