Artwork / Baby Sees ABCs / T Is for Tarantula

greenbottle blue tarantula in a web, arachnid art
Gwenn Seemel
T Is for Tarantula
acrylic on panel
14 x 14 inches


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The first names embedded in this image are Tahnya, Tamara, Taous, Tarana, Taryn, Tasha, Tayva, Ted, Teela, Teja, Tenya, Tess, Texas, Theresa, Thinh, Tiffany, Timothée, TJ, Tom, Tonisha, Tony, Torch, Trevor, Trey, Tristan, and Tyler.

I am still terrified of spiders, but, after painting this tarantula and styling the hair around her eyes to look a bit like bushy eyebrows (see detail below), I think they’re adorable too! It’s a bit like how this painting helped me embrace another ill-loved animal.

You can see the making of T Is for Tarantula.

arachnid painting
detail image