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Monday, June 1, 2009

Spider Watercolour and Embroidery by mimilove

Original one of a kind, hand painted, watercolour painting with hand embroidery on stretched canvas.

A free loose style painting of a big leggy spider!

I've kept the painting free style to keep the colours fresh and bright, sketchy pencil marks are also visible. Colours are shades of bright yellows and turquoisey greens with flashes of violets and reds.

Spider is hanging off his web which is a mass of crissy crossy embroidery silks in various lilac/lavender shades.

In addition to the Creepy Crawly chorus from Boris the Spider by The Who I've also hand stitched the lines:"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly, 'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy" From Mary Howitt's The Spider and the FlyThe "parlour" is all prettified with a positive confetti of wee stitches in pinks, greens, reds and blue, pretty silky/glittery daisies and a few french knot buggy bits skittering about.

But wait! Is it a bird?! Is it a plane?! ..Nope, it's Spiderman Spiderman doing what ever spider can...in this case, just hanging around, doin his thing in amongst the floweryness!

The main charity mimilove supports is Cat's Protection Centre http://www.tamcats.co.uk/

Mimilove gives a percentage of her sales and also donates artwork and jewellery for fund raising events.

2 comments:

  1. Love the colors!
    Angie at LonesomeRoadStudio

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  2. Incredible! I love the mix of mediums!

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