1873, after working in oils for almost twenty
years, Homer began also to paint using watercolors.
For the rest of his life, this became as important
to him as his use of oil and he created many
of each. In the mid point of his career, his
subjects usually depicted the rural farm scenes
of Northeast America, children at play, and
fashionable resort views featuring mostly well
Winslow Homer did in showing the beauty of America
what many French Impressionists did for Europe,
and his body of work will shine as a legacy
to our great and beautiful nation.