I think I could say that Winslow Homer is my favorite painter…although I am quite partial to Melissa and Lottie. I guess then I should say that he is my favorite “dead artist”. 🙂
Anyway, I’ve always tried to seek out his work at any museum we visit and for me these were the highlights of yesterday’s trip to the Clark.
There was a great exhibit of his work at the Boston Museum of Fine Art many years ago that we loved and before that I was made familiar with one painting at the Freer Gallery, part of the Smithsonian, in Washington. I first saw Early Evening with a girlfriend and then Mary Beth and I saw it again when we visited back in the late 80’s. It now hangs…well a copy, of course…in our dining room.
I don’t remember the exact story, but Homer did this over many years always seeking out a certain light to paint. No digital cameras to save the light and color for future reference.