Journeys of Women V

Coming up next week, the opening reception for Journeys of Women V Art Show at the McKinney Center in Jonesborough, TN. So proud to have 2 pieces that were juried in. Open to the public from September 8 thru September 16. Come out and see my work!

Susan McClellandJourneys of Women V

Blood Agate

Newest mixed media piece “Blood Agate”. Taken from an agate found at the Spruce Pine Gem and Mineral Show, Spruce Pine, NC. Beautiful reds and blacks in this piece. I added hand cut glitter to add some interest. Multi layers of oil paint and epoxy resin. Difficult control of epoxy.  One of my best!

Susan McClellandBlood Agate

New Commissioned Pieces

These are the latest commissioned pieces for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. While small (6 x 6 and 5 x 7), these pieces have a large impact. They give a glimpse of the local mountain landscapes through the medium of Encaustics. They are “Blue Ridge Morning”, “Blue Ridge Evening”, “Blue Ridge Valley I” and “Blue Ridge Valley II”. 

Susan McClellandNew Commissioned Pieces

Exciting New Mixed Media Piece!

“Pearls of the Cave” . I really had fun with this new mixed media painting. I love sculpting and being able to mix painting and sculpture is the zenith of my work for me. Taken from an old photo of cave pearls which are spherical stalactites formed on the watery floor of a cave. I used low fire clay, joint …

Susan McClellandExciting New Mixed Media Piece!

New Mixed Media Piece – “Chrysocolla Calm”

I found this lovely stone at the Spruce Pine Gem and Mineral show this past summer. I was drawn to the beautiful blue greens and the subtle veining. I added some natural aqua colored stones, Wax Metallic in Patina color and hand cut glitter to ramp up the texture a bit! The soft , soothing colors lead me to call …

Susan McClellandNew Mixed Media Piece – “Chrysocolla Calm”

Exciting new Mixed Media piece!

Introducing my newest mixed media piece taken from an agate found at the Spruce Pine, NC Gem and Mineral Show. I added gold leaf to give it an extra shine. With this piece I get even closer to the vision I have , the perfection I am striving for. However, I am reminded of a quote by my greatest influence …

Susan McClellandExciting new Mixed Media piece!

FRAG Art Show

This past Saturday December the 3rd was the 31st annual FRAG Holiday Art Show in Kingsport, TN. FRAG stands for Fringe Art Group and is made up of local artists who’s work is more Avant-Garde–(‘noun. 1. the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods’). …

Susan McClellandFRAG Art Show

“Nautilus Reborn” – New Mixed Media

Love this new Mixed Media piece I just finished framing. I call it “Nautilus Reborn” 15.5 x 18.5 with the frame.  It is 2 layers of Epoxy Resin and oil paint. My inspiration was a nautilus fossil I found at the Gem and Mineral show in Spruce Pine, NC. The shabby chic frame came from the Tobacco Barn Antiques in …

Susan McClelland“Nautilus Reborn” – New Mixed Media