2003–2010. Acrylic on canvas board. 14" x 17"
A couple of years after I completed Rachel's Menagerie I started work on a similar painting of my other daughter. However, before I could finish it I became sidetracked by...well...life. In the years following I twice pulled it out with the intention of finishing it, only to stall again. But finally, in 2010 I got around to finishing it!
I had intended to use a completely new set of animals (ones not used in Rachel's Menagerie), but Ellie really wanted a zebra in her painting too. So I acquiesced.