Archive for June, 2008

Watercolors by Winslow Homer

An inspiring book – Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light – written by Martha Tedeschi with Kristi Dahm, has sent me once again on a new path. The book features many works by the great watercolorist, but more importantly, Homer’s techniques and materials are discussed as they related to each piece.

Of course, my mind began trying to develop digital techniques that would create some of these fantastic styles. Homer’s use of light and composition are also quite intriguing, causing me to rethink some of my own thoughts on highlights and subject relationships.

If you have never seen the works of Winslow Homer, the online National Gallery of Art Exhibition is very well done. The Art Institute of Chicago Exhibition also has very informative resources. You may want to check them out as well as this book, I recommend it highly.