Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media (Textured Acrylic, Spray Paint, Foil, Redwood bark, Fixed Oil Pastel) on Canvas Board

12″ × 16″

Painting Description and Inspiration:

“This is another one of my music-inspired artworks done to the process of ‘letting go and letting it flow’.

I decided to explore the classical composer, Handel. Even though I did have a preconceived idea of doing a landscape, what emerged was extremely complicated but rather interesting. I used a lot of mixed-media, such as bits of the Giant Redwood bark that I had picked up in Tokai forest to metallic strips of foil that give this painting a unique ‘elemental’ feel.

I started off listening to his ‘Water Music Suite’ which I think lent to the overall ‘element’ theme. I saw all four elements immediately — when I stepped back from the painting — air, water, fire and earth.

The final touches of this painting were the cloud high-lights which gives a peaceful calmness to the painting. The hand in the clouds (can you Handel it? lol) was not intentional, it just kind of popped out as I was working on the sky."

— Cherie Roe Dirksen


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So much is taken for granted on a daily basis and I want to bring to the forefront colour, vibrancy, frequency, pensiveness, wonder, reflection, action and energy through my passions.

My art is how I interpret the world around me, it is how I see this life – a palette of unbelievable colours and a sea of energy. The potential every living thing has and the knowledge that everything is a manifestation of a Divine essence is, in itself, pure magic.

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 1 year ago

    beautiful work:)

  • Thank you, Robin xxx

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Very fine technique Cherie, both pieces are beautiful.

  • Much appreciated, Jim…thanks. xxx

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you for the feature! :)

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Please participate in this forum:
    Features and some group news – 2013/03/02
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    Remember you can enter this feature to our monthly Featured works challenge.

  • Thanks for the feature! :)

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 1 year ago

    JUNE, 2013
    Please PLACE the nominated work in the JUNE FORUM

  • Thank you, Mary! xxx

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafson12 months ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature, Leslie! xxx

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

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