The little bit of Singerie above is my homage to the Salon des Singes, Chateau de Chantilly. It of course pales next to that amazing little room. That said, it was great fun to paint. This little bugger is my portrait of Michael Schapa, friend and client. Michael was raised in Israel, hence the Eastern garb, an army man, hence the saber, on his knees, because his beloved Eleanor demands it.