Second New Work of 2018 “Aussie Opal”

This has been a fun piece to work on with so much sculpting. I have been experimenting for a while with using epoxy resin as a sculptural element. I pour tinted resin in stages, using a sponge brush to place it only where I want it. After drying over night, I come back with another layer in a different shape …

Susan McClellandSecond New Work of 2018 “Aussie Opal”

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  …

Susan McClellandNew Work 2018 “Opal in Black”

FRAG Art Bizarre December 2017

6 new small encaustics ready for the upcoming FRAG Art Bizarre happening this Saturday December 9, 2017 from 6 til 11 at the Model City Center in downtown Kingsport, TN. These are 6 x 6 and 5 x 7. Taken from local blue ridge mountain landscapes. They are clockwise from top right: “Deep Valley I”, “Deep Valley II”, “Blue Fall …

Susan McClellandFRAG Art Bizarre December 2017

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”