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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
Homer painted Stowing Sail (figure b) on December 22, 1903, in Key West, during his fourth trip to Florida. During that month, the average maximum and minimum temperatures were 70 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit with total precipitation measuring 71 inches. These were ideal conditions for painting outdoors, and everything about this watercolor points toward rapid, plein-air execution. …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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