Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Eve and Her Dog


"Eve and Her Dog," small work in progress, charcoal & pencil on mylar (approx. size 8" x 10")

I've been having a lot of fun doing this small charcoal for a family friend. Eve and her husband, Gus, originally met my father at NYU law school. Later on, Eve became my very first art patron in life, when she asked me to make an oil painting for her family. I was just 12 years old! I still remember how thrilled I was, and believe it or not, Eve still has that painting I did of Brutus, their large family dog.

I'm working here from a small polaroid of Eve as a lovely bathing beauty, catching some rays with another favorite dog of hers, up on a city rooftop. Still thinking about developing the background a bit more.

3 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

This is wonderful Mona! I love their pose and facial expressions. So sweet!

artbyakiko said...

You have captured a happy moment of your friend and dog very nicely. I just love their expressions!

DEB said...

Your WIP's look like finished pieces...I don't know how you do it! She's lovely!!