A review of his painting shows that he made paintings of 28.63 by 44.75 inches; hence, one of Elkins assortments present in the Philadelphia museum of arts. His painting is a theoretical demonstration of how to rescue humans from submerging ship on the sea. It symbolises two humans dangling on breeches lift, which is suspending from a rope and winch on the upper side. His painting made a historical discovery of the breeches lift early 1884 in America as a system of saving lives in a sinking ship. Besides, he made many of his artwork in grey sheds portraying enormous seas experiencing a rainstorm.
Firstly, on the line life image, there is a salvaged person sprawling on the backside of the lift in the insentient state. Secondly, is the second person with puzzling face of a flying shawl whose arms are tightly embracing the insentient person. Winslow used the watercolour techniques in his painting. The art institute of Chicago shows them well with colour charts, planings, and videos. He usually used oil paints watercolours, oil solvents, turpentine and paintbrushes. He also made use of a charcoal pencil to sketch the images before he paints them, a painter easel, linen clothe and canvas.
Winslow Homer always loved the isolation and private life which inspired him to enter the painting career living mostly silent. Besides, he developed an interest in how people were strangling in the seas in time of storms to rescue life using the breeches buoy and the fleeting moment of persistence on the sea. His father was a sort of inspiration after recognising his son's career in an oil painting by taking him to an oil painting school to gain more skills.
He also met the New Yolk Helper city weekly who was the reliable American magazine artist and took him as an illustrator where he learnt more skills on painting. After a short while, Homer left the American magazine and met Frederick Rondel, who was a Boston genre painter for more painting lessons. He completed his experiences within one month, and he made a purchase of the essential oil paintings and left the training and begun painting as a job in his studio.