Artwork from Mason's Focus on Nature: Beyond Eden series
Original oil painting on canvas
#9 is an original oil painting on canvas by Rochelle Mason and is based on the Wolf spider face. The painting dimensions are 36 inches (91 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.
In my research of beautiful spiders, I came across an electron microscope image of a wolf spider face and instantly fell in love. Here was a perfect example of being able to see incredible beauty in ANY organism if you just look close enough. Fine hairs and eight eyes, and this little guy measures only one-quarter inch! A lot of artistic freedom simplified the complexity of the wolf spider into flowing lines, undulating waves, curving brush strokes and simple colors, plus gold. This arrangement of the eight eyes is characteristic of the wolf spider (his eighth eye doesn't show in the painting). I also had quite a bit of fun with the background, defining loose, spontaneous brush strokes. This painting is one of my favorites as it feels so simple and serene.