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The Outlook, Maine Coast, detail

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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
In The Outlook, Maine Coast (figure a). It appears that the artist covered select areas such as the faint pink clouds at left, the women’s faces, and the coat of the woman at left, and then spattered the entire sheet before resuming his work. He probably accomplished this by drawing his knife across a stiff-bristled brush that was moderately charged with wash. At the lower left, the spray takes on a vertical alignment; perhaps Homer started there and then learned to rotate his body while …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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