Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 890mm x 1220mm
Artist: Cherie Roe Dirksen
I’m always inspired by a magnificent sunset. This painting came about when I was on the road to a little town in the karoo called Barrydale.
We passed the most spectacular lavender fields just as the sun was setting. I got an idea from there to try to reinterpret what I saw.
I needed a vast area to paint on, so I went for a larger than normal canvas. I wanted to really express the colours and vigour of a South African sunset — to do it justice and draw the viewer into the painting.
I wanted the rows of lavender to give a sense of depth as your eye travels to the center of the piece.
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