Red Earth


Oil on Canvas


1 1/2 Gallery Wrapped

Genuine Turquoise

Accompanied by a letter of authenticity

ORIGINAL – this is the original, there are no reproductions done or going to be done of this piece


Elements Series

Elements Series; incorporating semi-precious stone and unique pieces of the earth in a creative way.

This painting is part of my mixed media “ELEMENTS” Series where I want to bring in elements on the earth into my art. I love nature, I love finding things that have been created by nature such as semi precious stones and other items from the earth.

I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty that you find in each semi precious stone. I work with mostly Grade A and B semi precious stones; sometimes I use the same stones that are in rough form before they are faceted that you see in a fine piece of jewelry.

Most of the stones I use have been gathered for a year in order to incorporate together into my art. I get them from all around the world from various locations and venders.

Each semi precious stone also has individual properties that generate energetically from the stones. This is by wearing the stone, touching the stones and by having them in a room in your home.

I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with the properties. I have included some of the properties of the stones in the description so you will be aware of their specific properties; some are healing, energizing, loving, calming, resonate with different chakras, and evoke emotions.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I love creating them.

From the Artist; Tesa Michaels

I tiled this painting “Red Earth” due to the inspiration I have found in the red dirt in Colorado. I wanted the earth to be textured, rough, raw and cracked, as if the turquoise was coming our of the earth.

The top of the painting is what I call an abstract sky. I used the colors to complement the deep red earth. I then took copper leaf and added it to the horizon to further create more depth and drama of the turquoise.

I love how the cool, rich Turquoise contrasts with the warm colors of the painting. I wanted this piece to be grounding and all about the earth with the genuine chunks of turquoise embedded into the painting to give it more texture.

I incorporated a lot of texture into this painting which added a lot of  depth to this piece,  which I felt then created a lot of intensity in this painting.

This painting also changes depending on the light that hits it. In the right light the copper stands out and reflects the light, while in a dimmer setting the painting takes on a more deep and rich mood.


Stones Used in this Painting:

Copper: Channeling and grounding higher vibrations. Conducting and enhancing stones energies. Sunshine will energize copper.. Helps relieve laziness and passivity. Stimulates optimism and initiative. Provides connection to physical and non-physical bodies. Activates and opens the base chakra. Balance blood flow in the body, helps treat arthritis and stimulates the metabolic process. Sign of Taurus & Sagittarius

Turquoise: Resonates with Archangel Michael. Absorbs negative energies. Enhances intuition. Aids in clarity and vision. Good for balance and courage. Good for the throat chakra. Excellent grounding stone brings wisdom, understanding, energy, love and loyalty, protection, wholeness, good luck and truth. Strengthens and aligns all chakras. Brings communication skills to emotional issues, creativity and intuition. Used in ancient times to protect property against damage.. Enhances trust and kindness. Promotes romantic spontaneity. Sign of Sagittarius, Pisces & Scorpio.



Additional information

Dimensions 5377260058 × 537724057 in


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