This is Liza and her friend Ollie. I was inspired by the spontaneity, the love and affection I saw when she was giving Ollie a drink of water from her hand. The photograph this is based on is from a couple of years ago. I looked at it several hundred times before I finally cropped it, decided on the composition and sketch it last november. Two days ago I finally plunged into doing the final piece. Liza and Ollie are done in color pencils (10x8")
Happy Birthday, Liza!