Monochrome Soft Pastel, 22 x 28 inches
This painting was inspired by the history and scenic beauty of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. “Aequoris” is Latin for “sea”.
“I studied the art of the ancients and that of the moderns using no systematized approach and without preconceived ideas. I no more wanted to imitate the former than I sought to copy the latter… I wanted to draw from the entire body of tradition a rational, independent sense of my own individuality. To know in order to create—this was my purpose.” – Gustave Courbet (1819-1877)