Written with Water: American Watercolors from Homer to Close

West Bedroom Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the distinctive qualities of the watercolor medium by examining works from 1881-1979. Artist Charles Burchfield once explained, “My preference for watercolor is a natural one. To paint in watercolor is as natural to me as using a pencil; whereas I always feel self-conscious when I use oil. Each work in this exhibition demonstrates the various ways artists use watercolors to evoke emotion and capture movement, time, and timelessness.”

Image Credit: Winslow Homer (1936-1910), Watching from the Cliffs, 1881, Watercolor on paper, 13″ x 19″, Bequest of Anne Cannon Reynolds Forsyth, 2003.2.1.