Handel — Elements II by Cherie Roe Dirksen

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."

— Cherie Roe Dirksen

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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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    I got tried just reading all the mediums and materials you used, so I know I wouldn’t have the energy to try something like this. Amazing piece Cherie, beautifully done.

  • Ha ha…thanks, Jim . I always have a lot of fun doing mixed media — it’s easier done than said. ;)

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

  • John Rivera
    John Riveraabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous image and work!

  • Thanks so much, John :)

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 2 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature, Anthony! xxx

    – Cherie Roe Dirksen

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

    FEBRUARY 17th, 2013
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