Thursday, April 14, 2016

Virginia Zoological Park Farewell Event

Two weeks ago I volunteered to participate in an event at our local zoo, a farewell to two female elephants, soon moving to another larger zoo in South Florida. The zoo asked if some artists from my art center could come to the zoo and do some artwork in public of animals of our choice. I asked to be set up near the Crested Cranes but when I arrived, there were only Bongos! Oh well, I really do like Bongos. They are fun to paint because they have those cool stripes and other spots. So I took my watercolor kit and paper and attempted to paint a Bongo while talking to lots of interested kids and their parents. It was very cool that day and a bit windy. There was no desire by my easel  to remain upright so I gave up and sat at the table!

Happy for warm sun on my back!
Hey, come back here.
From that, I am working on this Bongo watercolor painting.

Another zoo view from my spot.


  1. Oh Annie, I like this bongo with its living stripes.
    So different than the one you had painted some years ago ...

    Crested cranes would come soon !

    1. Hi there, I'm glad you like it! I like it much better than the colored pencil drawing. At first, watercolor was my favorite medium. Interrupted by printmaking!

      The cranes had moved to Australia! (The Australia exhibit, that is.) A friend took some photos for me.