Radiant Tempest II
Oil and Wax, 12 x 12 inches
Triptych (2 of 3)
The motivation behind this triptych was to render the movement and luminosity of the aurora borealis and its effect upon the water.
“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)