|Homer - Fishing Boats, Key West|
His paintings made me thirsty to learn watercolor.
|Soon Start, watercolor, 4 x 7"|
This was one of my first.
|Moonbeam at the Finish, pastel, 8 x 11|
You can see how he influenced this one - one boat in shadow, the other catching the sun.
|Homer - The Coral Divers, 1885|
Without using gaudy color he caught the brilliant sun and light of the tropics.
|Raising the Mast, watercolor, 11 x 14|
Seeing his vision of what I was looking at honed my own.
|Sail Abeam, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"|
|Beach Lineup, pastel, 18 x 24"|
|Homer - Hauling Anchor, Key West|
Even now, nearly 40 years after discovering his tropical watercolors, I am still mesmerized.