A friend at work asked me if I would paint a plate for her and I agreed. Well, the plate turned out to be this wonderful bright red, maybe thirty-six inch diameter floor model. I've started sketching some Vervet monkeys and giraffes. She said her living room where this usually sits on a stand is done with African animals, so she wanted this to coordinate with those. I'm using a high-definition paint and pattern from a Donna Dewberry pattern book for the background, begun last night. I'll post more as I near the finish with this.