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The Watcher, Tynemouth

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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
Aaron Penley, the author of a popular nineteenth-century watercolor manual, explained how to recover light areas from dry washes: “One can readily take out lights, either sharp and decided, with the scraper and knife, or by the usual process of wetting and rubbing out.” Homer combined these two steps, first wetting and blotting the area he wished to subtract, then scraping it. …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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