Acrylic on archival paper.
Dimension 11 x 14"
The peacock spider is part of the jumping spider family. They are found in Australia in a wide range of habitats. When they court, the males raises his abdomen, expands and raises the flaps in the abdomen to forms a white-fringed, circular field of color, looking like peacocks. They lift a pair of legs to create movement to add to the display. They dance from side to side while vibrating their abdomen and waving their legs, it's quite a show.
I painted this piece with acrylic on an acid free paper. Acrylic paint is great to use when you want to work fast and you want a smooth finish.
Acid free paper can withstand better the elements of the environment in comparison to normal paper. The finished look when working on paper is a smooth smooth surface.