So, Carlos and I have a new "friend" living down stairs in one of the bushes. It has managed to weave one of the biggest webs I've ever seen. Everytime someone breaks the web, it's up and functional again by 10pm every night. The spider is seriously HUGE, I don't know that I've ever seen one as big as this guy, aside from the wolf spiders we had in Seattle (and the one I did an Irish jig on in Canyon Country my senior year in college). It's freakin' HUGE.
So, I tried to paint it from memory tonight. The painting is almost 2 inches square, and of course, is in gouache. Top one is obviously a mess up. Was smart enough to prep two little squares just in case. ;)