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Detail: Effects of Blotting on Rough-Textured Paper
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Homer exploited paper texture in several ways in The Water Fan. He mixed heavier pigments into his washes that settled within the low points on the surface to create a speckled look. Homer...
Detail: Effects of Blotting on Rough-Textured Paper
Video: Infrared Photography
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See another example of infrared photography that reveals minimal underdrawing.
National Gallery of Art work featured in video:
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Video: Infrared Photography
Video: Chalk Resist
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See another Prout's Neck watercolor in which Homer made extensive use of chalk resist.
National Gallery...
Video: Chalk Resist
Video Demonstration: Wet Scraping
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Aaron Penley, the author of a popular nineteenth-century watercolor manual, explained how to recover light areas from dry washes: “One can readily take out lights, either sharp and decided, with the...
Video Demonstration: Wet Scraping
Video Demonstration: Sanding
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English watercolor artists of Homer’s era commonly used sandpaper as a reductive tool. One popular authority wrote that, when “carefully employed,” it “is one of the most successful ways by which...
Video Demonstration: Sanding
Video Demonstration: Wet-on-Wet
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Painting wet-on-wet involves introducing a new wash into one that is still wet, allowing colors to run and blend without solid boundaries. Complete control is impossible, but the unpredictable...
Video Demonstration: Wet-on-Wet
Video Demonstration: Laying a Flat Wash
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Laying a flat wash is a fundamental technique for depicting sky and water in a landscape painting. After crossing the length of the sheet with her brush, which is loaded with color, the painter...
Video Demonstration: Laying a Flat Wash
Video Demonstration: Rewetting and Scraping
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Here, the artist demonstrates how Homer would have created the yellow wildflowers seen in North Woods Club, Adirondacks (The Interrupted Tete-a-Tete) by wetting and scraping away green...
Video Demonstration: Rewetting and Scraping
Digital Simulation: Original appearance of For to Be a Farmer's Boy
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New evidence from colored washes that are now faded provides the opportunity to create digital simulations to approximate the unfaded appearance of three watercolors:...
Digital Simulation: Original appearance of The Sponge Diver
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The Sponge Diver, 1898-99. Watercolor, over graphite, on moderately thick, moderately rough, cream...
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