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Apple Picking

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Description: American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
The third growth spurt of the American Society of Painters in Water Colors, like the first two, was launched by an especially large and stimulating exhibition that drew yet more attention from the press and a wave of new talent...
PublisherPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.183-215
Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
In the summer of 1878, as he painted Apple Picking (figure b), Homer followed traditional opaque watercolor technique in order to record two girls pausing in a sunlit orchard. To achieve both brightness and opacity, he used zinc white watercolor throughout, mixing it with and layering it under transparent watercolor. For example, he scumbled blue, pale green, and pink watercolors, each mixed with white, across darker preliminary washes to give the effect of light …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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