Seeing Winslow Homer’s Studio

A visitor expressed an interest in going to see Winslow Homer’s studio in Maine. I love his paintings of the rugged coast, so I checked for information about the studio at Prout’s Neck, north of Kennebunkport. Unfortunately it isn’t easy to visit.

First off, it is open to tours 2 days a week and on those days, they only give 2 tours. The tours are limited to 10 people each and it costs $55. To take the tour, one must go to Portland Museum of Art. For us, that’s an additional half hour drive over the hour and 10 minutes it would take to get from New Hampshire to Prout’s Neck. Then the museum transports the tour members to the studio for a 2 hour tour and then back to the museum.

Sigh… Too expensive and too far for an easy day trip. We may take a drive one day and at least see the scenery along that stretch of coastal Maine.

There’s a web cam so you can see the view from Homer’s studio (keep in mind, that you won’t see anything after dark). You can also watch some videos on Youtube about Winslow Homer’s paintings, his life and his studio.

Celebrating the American Artist, Winslow Homer

The great American artist, Winslow Homer was born February 24, 1836. His work is highly valued today as some of the greatest American realism painting. I’ve collected some of his art, now available on posters, cards and framed prints for your enjoyment.

Be sure to watch the videos about the influences on his painting and also the ones that explain individual paintings. This will give you an even greater enjoyment of Winslow Homer’s contribution to American art.

Winslow Homer: Noreaster fine art Canvas Print
Winslow Homer: Noreaster fine art Canvas Print by Virginia5050

His paintings of people appeal in a different way than his seascapes.

Morning Glories - Postcard
Morning Glories – Postcard by dchaddad
Check out other Winslow homer Postcards at

Links for Learning More about Winslow Homer

Bill Gates bought a Winslow Homer painting for 36 million dollars.


3 thoughts on “Seeing Winslow Homer’s Studio

  1. Kathy Glascott August 9, 2015 / 4:42 am

    I hope that you did enjoy the museum when you went.

    • Virginia Allain August 9, 2015 / 12:33 pm

      Maybe I should have titled this post as “Not Seeing Winslow Homer’s Studio.” The times, distance and price put us off.

  2. Kathryn Grace August 12, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    I’m SO disappointed that you didn’t get to visit his studio. The museum certainly makes it difficult–and limits much of the paying public from ever seeing it. I suppose that is, in part, to prevent being overrun with tourists.

    As beautiful as Winslow’s seascapes are, that Morning Glories painting tugs at my heart. Even with this tiny photograph of it, I’m drawn in and want to stay.

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