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Breaking Storm, Coast of Maine, detail

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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
Homer painted wet-on-wet throughout Breaking Storm, Coast of Maine (figure b) as he attempted to suppress detail and create atmospheric effects evoking land, sea, and sky seen through a veil of rain and humidity. Working in this manner involves introducing a new wash into one that is still wet, allowing colors to run and blend without solid boundaries. Complete control is impossible, but the unpredictable results lend spontaneity to a picture. …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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