oil on canvas (84cm x 62cm)

Stage three is complete. All the details are done and I’ve kept as much of the drawing stage as I can.
Stage four will be oil and liquin glazes but not much! Then its varnish time and ready for a show sometime!!
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  • Dan Elbourne
    Dan Elbournealmost 4 years ago

    Oo! I like this one. Kinda dreamy and vicious at the same time :-)

  • Thanks Dan!! I like your comment :-))) I have tried to create an ambiguous painting here. I want the work to have charisma and mystery….
    thanks again for stopping by!!!

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 4 years ago

  • Thankyou Ushna for the feature!! I am honoured and I really appreciate your support!! I hope you are doing well dear Ushna!! :-))))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyalmost 4 years ago

    Love this Stephen. I may have to do a “Beetle-off” with you as i have recently been looking at photos of stag horn beetles and having some ideas. Right after I do something with a Rat King idea I’be been pondering

  • Rats and beetles… are you exploring the murkier realms of the animal kingdom!! NICE!!!! Thanks for the comment L!! Thinking of you and I hope everything woks out after your terrible weekend :-)))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizalmost 4 years ago

    superb! wow!

  • Thankyou Helene!!! I hope you are well!! I am so glad you like this!! One day you will see my work near to you… I promise!!!!!!! (and i can hopefully see your paintings one day too) :-))))))))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 4 years ago

    Man- that’s a killer. Killer GOOD that is. Love in the monochromatic treatment- heightens the crazy impact of the beetle vibe. Wow.

  • Thanks Yvonka!! Great comment!! It makes me smile!!! :-))))))))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 4 years ago

    It’s turned out wonderful!!

  • Wait till stage 15!!!!!!!!! only kidding!!!! Maybe one or two phases to go!! I need to nail this one and move on to other things!! Thanks for your lovely support Frannie!!

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 4 years ago

    Looing magnificent !! The monocrome really highlights all the details – Beetles and Bird completely rock, love it Stephen.

  • Hey facebook friend!!! how are you??!! I’ll catch you on FB over the weeks ok!! I hope you have an art page I can look at!! Thanks for looking Anita!!!

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work! My birds always try to eat my necklaces, too.

  • Haha!!! Not a good idea to have a heron on your head… you might end up with an egg on your face!! Thanks for looking Cindy :-))))))

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 4 years ago

    This is just superb..how amazing ..she’s alive!
    beautifully created and a suprising one to view!
    well done!

  • Hi Catherine!! I’m glad it surprised you!! Thanks so much for the lovely comment!! How have you been doing?? Its nearly bloody April!! Has 2011 been ok for you so far???

    – Stephen Mclaren

  • Fay Hartwell
    Fay Hartwellalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic image! Wow!

  • Thankyou Fay!! Pleased to meet you!!!!!

    – Stephen Mclaren

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