Heather Soos


Black and Yellow Garden Spider

Acrylic on Hardboard

30 x 30 inches

Available for Acquisition

I first encountered this large, colorful spider and its impressive two-foot diameter web, while walking trails near my home in Nova Scotia. I thought it would make a good painting subject and was re-inspired by another chance encounter many years later. I decided to make a life-size painting of the web to give the full impression of standing right in front of one. The web is painted subtly but in sharp focus against an out-of-focus background to imitate the way our eyes suddenly bring what was invisible into sharp focus when we are only inches away from it.

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