Oil on panel, but I made sure to apply a pretty heavy texture to my gesso to at least give the panel some tooth.
Yes, I made a work of art that is cute. I was working within tight constraints... had to do a very small painting of an object that related to my life yet was under 7" tall. I grabbed this monkey (monkeys connect to me in a number of ways anyhow) out of the hands of The Tonight Show's "Dirty Bob" guy and have kept it ever since. Hence this monkey painting.
Yeah, that's my excuse.