Artwork from Mason's Focus on Nature: Beyond Eden series
Original oil painting on canvas
#1 is an original oil painting on canvas by Rochelle Mason and is based on the Hundred-pace viper. The painting dimensions are 24 inches (61 cm) high by 48 inches (122 cm) long on 3/4" stretcher bars. The painting is protected with 3 coats of satin UV-protection, archival varnish. Your unframed, original painting will be shipped flat via FedEx when payment clears. Please contact the artist with any questions.
I spent nearly a decade wanting to paint a series of abstract snakes. #1 was the first in the series and I chose the beautiful Hundred-pace viper. I bought a couple 1-inch brushes and several small paint buckets from the local hardware store as this would be my first large-format abstract painting. My simple palette consisted of ultramarine blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and titanium/zinc white. I applied the brush strokes quickly trying to not get caught up in detail, which has been my painting style since childhood. Because the large brush strokes resembled the size and shape of scales, I went in and defined those shapes, which I absolutely love doing, getting lost for hours on end. I feel the colors are pleasing as is the "flow".