Winslow Homer’s painting Northeaster is an oil on canvas done in 1895. It’s absolutely beautiful and it caught by eye because of the earthquake and tsunami that just hit Japan recently. The colors or the waves and sky are very dark making it look like it is a bad storm. Winslow Homer is known for his sloshing dark sea- scenes. He was well liked during his lifetime but critics were taken a-back by the harsh images and lifestyles he depicted.