GEORGIAN CHROMA XI
Oil and Wax, 12 x 12 inches
The colours and behaviour of Georgian Bay (Ontario) waters along the northern Bruce Peninsula shoreline, an area to which I have been regularly returning since my youth.
“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)