Monday, May 16, 2011

Winslow Homer's Apple Picking

I love this painting. It's my favorite Winslow Homer out of everything he ever created. I first viewed it at the Terra Museum in Chicago years ago. It's a small watercolor, only 7x8 inches, but Homer uses the medium effortlessly and creates an amazing sense of light that suggests the warmth of the morning sun. There's no detail at all, and yet it all appears to be there. There's no dramatic story, only the simple emotion and the sense that you're there as well. You can almost feel the sun yourself.