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”

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

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!

“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

New Series …Opal Madness!

This is the first of a new series of Mixed Media pieces. It is achieved by layering epoxy, oil paint and hand cut glitter. At least 6 layers were used to complete this look. Light plays wildly on this work and every angle gives you a different detail. I have another in this series being completed however, it is done …

Susan McClellandNew Series …Opal Madness!