14 x 11 Oil
During a day of painting at the Bonnet House, I encountered a troop of monkeys high in the Seagrape trees and they truly put on a show! I took many pictures and used one as a reference photo for this studio painting. I think the two monkeys are mother and baby.
Painting the monkeys with their unusual facial features was a challenge for me, but I found the overlapping, backlit Seagrape leaves an exciting exercise. The painting was not completely finished when photographed. It was accepted in the Views of the Bonnet House exhibition, January 16 - February 28, 2010.