the egg snatcher by Stephen Mclaren


Small (16.4" x 20.6")

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acrylic on canvas with two mirrors 2004 – 2010
75cm x 60cm approx
a mad colour explosion from last summer depicting the african mask design with birds and beetles. After years of monochrome work, this was like a holiday! It survived years of sitting around doing nothing and was a bit like my other painting ‘the mare’ but last year I turned it into the mask as in ‘beetlecrushers’
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as of 22/3/11 this has received over 1100 views. Thank you for stopping by!!


parent, children, protection, birds, eggs, beetle, mask, splatter, acrylic, colour

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  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyover 3 years ago

    nice Stephen!

  • Thankyou Lynnette :-)))))))))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 3 years ago

    stunning! love the color and symmetry here! fantastic!

  • Thanks so much Helene!! Hows NY today?? I hope you are doing well and busy painting xx

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Nice line work and near symetry to balance out the energetic colors and spatters.

  • Thankyou Cindy!!! This took quite a transformation last summer when I had done a couple of beetle paintings. I changed what was a simple face into birds by changing the background. I like it but years of monochrome work makes me not take this seriously. Thankyou for your lovely encouragement!! It means alot :-))))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Kay Hale
    Kay Haleover 3 years ago

    I love it

  • Thankyou so much Kay!! You make me smile :-))))))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 3 years ago


  • THankyou Vitta!!!!!! Your praise and appreciation is wonderful!! I’m delighted!!!!!

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 3 years ago


  • /thankyou Donna!! Hows thing today.. I hope things are ok :-))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • LizzieBrayden
    LizzieBraydenover 3 years ago

  • Thankyou Lizzie for featuring this painting!! I am thrilled!!!!!

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

  • CORE is a fantastic group and to be featured is an honour.. an absolute HONOUR!!! Thankyou Ushna for you wonderful support. Have a great weekend!!! :-))))))))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

    Your welcome & have a great weekend you too!

  • ArtLacoque
    ArtLacoqueover 3 years ago

    Love to see that work full of wonders featured in Ethnic arts……
    Congratulation Stephen!!

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