After reading Sue's blog about folks who profess to be animals lovers, I quickly answered and then, hours later, it started rattleing around in my heard.
I have always stated that I was an animal lover! Which, being a wildlife artist is true, but only to a point.
I have never done a painting of a monkey, chimp, or gorilla.
Reason: They are too much like humans! Monkey & chimps are a BIG turn off for me big time. Gorillas, on the other hand, I do care about & just never had the oppertunity to paint.
I have seen what monkeys & chimps (especially chimps) can do just for "fun" and it makes me shutter. Gorillas, on the other hand, are like gentle giants. They can be violent but only to protect their family. They don't go out of their way to kill for sport like monkeys & chimps do.
So I guess I am a hipocrite! But I do love most animals & would do my best to help when I can. Had many rescues in my time, of all sorts of critters, just no monkeys!