New Work 2018 “Opal in Black”

I’ve been working on this piece since November. I finished it about a month ago but because of the recent severe cold snap, I have been unable to finish the frame. My studio is wood heated so spraying any flammable substance isn’t possible. The short warm spell last week allowed me to spray the frame flat black. This piece is 

taken from a black opal. 6 layers of epoxy resin, oil paint, hand cut glitter and metallic pigments make a luminous painting I call “Opal in Black”