Winslow Homer was an exceptional artist who created landscapewatercolor paintings with his main focus on marine life. His landscapes have cooltone colors with giving emphasis on objects with warm tone colors. He has portrayedthe motion of the sea successfully. In his painting Salt Kettle, Bermuda (1899)he has painted the calm and composed sea, showing no movement of any life andputting emphasis which is in contrast to the painting A Fresh Breeze in which theartist has depicted the violence of the sea with clashing waves by the use ofwhite on the rocks and flowy dresses on two ladies passing by. In this painting,the artist has given emphasis on the baskets carried by the ladies and theflowy scarfs they were wearing by warm tone colors. This shows the versatilityof the artist in depicting different emotions.
John Singer Sargent was another remarkable artist whopainted watercolors with his focus on objects and humans, showing detail. Hisportrait Bedouins show two gentlemen with scarfs on their head and daggers intheir hands. He has shown force and the emotion of a warrior ready for battle withthe sharp eyes on the faces of the warriors. The use of different shades ofblue on the painting provoke the feeling of sadness.
In his landscape TheBridge of Sighs, he has painted a bridge with a boat underneath with men rowinga boat and two passengers enjoying the scenic beauty. In this artwork, theartist has used different shades of blue which provide a sense of calmness. Thedifferent use of white in both the paintings change the emotion of thepainting, even though the artist has used blue to depict the emotions.