Why did Winslow Homer apparently paint so few watercolours in 1882?
Putting some of Homer’s best watercolours together to tell the story of the fisherfolk of Cullercoats – the last in this series.
Initial reception to his paintings from Cullercoats was lukewarm at best, and most critics were dismissive.
When the boats came in – now an English expression – the women started the arduous task of transferring the catch from boat to shore.
Here are some glorious paintings of the work which the fishwives had to undertake when their menfolk were at sea.
One of the major themes in Homer’s paintings of Cullercoats was that of the fishwives watching for the return of their men.
Homer’s painting was transformed during his stay in Cullercoats. Why did he go there, and what did it offer him?
He never aspired to be an impressionist, but painted many works plein air, with loose brushwork, and conveying impressions.