Artwork from Mason's Focus on Nature: Beyond Eden series
Original oil painting on canvas
#10 is an original oil painting on canvas by Rochelle Mason and is based on Greenbottle blue tarantula legs. 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.
This was a magical painting for me as it "appeared" in no time at all. After researching "beautiful tarantulas", I found the splendid greenbottle blue. Her legs were so beautiful and softly-furred I just HAD to paint them. As usual, I wanted to disguise the actual creature I was painting so I made the legs look abstract, but kept the element of furriness. The colors used at the tops of her knees make it look like a light is shining on them, creating a wonderful 3-D effect. The swirling designs in the background lend to the overall softness of this amazing arachnid.