Saturday, June 15, 2013

Father's Day 2013

Winslow Homer, Dad's Coming, 1873. Oil on wood, 9 x 13 3/4" (22.9 x 34.9cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

     This year for Father's Day I chose to share a work by the American artist Winslow Homer, who excelled at watercolors in particular.  The work pictured above was painted in 1873 when he spent the summer in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  It is a subdued painting of a mother and her two children awaiting the return of their father who is a fisherman.  The moment of watching and waiting is wordless and heart-stirring.  I offer this one up for those of you who are (like the figures in the painting) calmly, patiently, and quietly waiting for the return of a loved one to your home.  I wish them a safe journey and wish you a joyous moment of celebration upon their safe return!

And so it goes...

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