Natures Way

Natures Way

I saw a tiny yellow crab spider, sitting on a red rose bud.

Looking through the camera lens I saw a tiny yellow crab spider, sitting on a red rose bud. When the picture came back from the developer the leaves had blurred away. I used a technique of glazing to develop the background of transparent leaves one on top of the other. For added drama the sun glanced across the rose and spider turning the reflected light orange on the yellow spider. The use of deep purples in the shading of the rose leaves complemented the bold use of orange. The use of different bold shades of reds, oranges, pinks and burgundy with a wet on wet technique developed the rose. The use of orange in the curling rose leaves added unity to the painting.

Melia my soul mate, asked why I called the painting Natures Way? In response I said nature provides us with great beauty and sometimes through, in a surprise.

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