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grommet37 Inactive Member24 Sep 2014 12:40 p.m. PST

The things I find when researching this hobby, possible wilderness scenarios and terrain-building inspiration… I rediscovered this guy, who must've once been (and now is again) my new favorite artist.

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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2014 1:56 p.m. PST

When I was in elementary school in the '70s, our English class had a book that contained the following Winslow Homer painting:

That image has never left me, and eventually he became one of my most favorite artists. I have a book in my collection that chronicles Mr. Homer's artwork while he was a correspondent with Harper's Weekly, entitled Echo of a Distant Drum, which I highly recommend.

By the way, this painting, called "Boys in a Pasture", is from 1874 and, at least to me, perfectly encapsulates what it must have been like to experience life in 19th Century rural America:

Coelacanth24 Sep 2014 6:30 p.m. PST

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The Gulf Stream, 1899

This is the one that has stayed with me.

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Toshach Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member24 Sep 2014 6:47 p.m. PST

Yup. I love Homer. The Gulf Steam is one of my favorites too.

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