Everyone likes monkeys. And everyone likes bananas. (well, almost everyone) I don't normally paint such "sweet" subjects, but I thought that working on a stuffed animal would provide a bit of practice in drawing and painting round forms in preparation for the human figure. AND...there has been a renewal of interest in "Curious George"....both of our grandchildren love him! I think that one of E's first words was "George". George is a bit like artists (and children) in that he doesn't really speak, he communicates beautifully non-verbally, and he gets himself into lots of predicaments.