The “Home, Sweet Home” Cottage, East Hampton, Long Island
In the early days of the movement, the Impressionists tried to stick to a goal of not using black in their paintings. Thankfully, they got past this arbitrary limitation. Because black is what makes
this painting. It's very much an Impressionist painting, but the use of dark hues like black and raw umber really make the colors pop and give the imagery weight. There must be a million brushstrokes in this painting...it makes it feel alive.