Monday, December 22, 2014

Kona Murray

Kona Murray was a proud Golden lab.  
She was trained as a service dog, so when her parents got her, they were very lucky.  She was a lady and well-mannered.  She now resides at Rainbow Bridge, where doggies go to wait for there parents.
Merry Christmas, Jenny and Brian.
May this bring you good memories of Kona.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

If I Were A Rich Man

If I Were A RICH MAN is an image from Cuba, where a dear friend and superb photographer, Gini Pringle made this image.  From the moment I saw it, it made me smile.  I just and to paint this man.  He seemed satisfied with his lit cigar, and a lap and hat adorned with his roosters.  A colorful scene in many ways.  I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dance Like Nobody's Looking

I have been experimenting with a more impressionistic approach
to humans and animals.  I love movement, and the human body is 
lovely to paint.  This was painted from memory of a model in class.

My Kind Of Guy...

Nothing like a boxer or bulldog or whatever....
To make you feel good.  They are big and sweet and they
LOVE their parents, eat anything, and
can hike a long way.  Enjoy!

Secret Pals...

Secret Pals is all about the company we keep.
These two little cherubs obviously enjoy being together.
I hope that Secret Pals makes you smile.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Emma Carson

Emma Carson is a LADY! 
 She is soft and feminine and loves her Mom and Dad.  
She proudly struts around the neighborhood, doing her little girly steps,
 and loves  it when a passerby oooh's and aaah's over her adorable little self. 
 Emma proves that great things come in tiny packages.

Friday, July 11, 2014


This is part of the DESERT SERIES that I am working on.
is a view of a mother peccary (NOT a pig) and her little baby in the desert at night.
I laughed while I painted this.  
Hope that it makes you smile or laugh too!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Simon and Garfunkel write and sing a lot of songs.  
If you listen carefully to the words, you can really understand some of their messages.
After changes, after changes, we are more or less
the same.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cole's FIRST BIG ONE!!!!

Here' Cole Deidrich, grandson of Andrea and Bob Diedrich, my cousins.  
This kid has attitude, and knows what he wants.
Also has a fine sense of humor -- for a guy.
Loves to terrorize the doggies and give HIM the couch.
Happy Birthday, Cole!!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Chloe Kurt

Chloe Kurt is the doggie daughter of my dear friends,
Carol and Karen Kurt, from Aspen, Colorado.
Chloe came to them as a puppy and has grown into a beauty.
She is smart, has attitude too, but is a wonderful hiker and
companion.  Happy Birthday, Carol.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Connor, My Darling Grandson

Connor is my darling 4 year old Grandson.  
He is full of questions, energy, and grins.
Just look at his darling face.  Don't you just want to nibble his cheeks?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Molly Klitten

Molly Klitten is the doggie of Gail and Marty Klitten.  
She lives with her parents and Mandy, another doggie who looks a lot like Molly.
Molly came to live with Mandy when Gail's mother needed to find her a home.
When I met Molly, I just wanted to pet her soft fur and kiss her darling nose.
She is sweet and adorable and gentle.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mulligan Pringle

Mulligan Pringle was a proud Airedale.  
He took care of his Daddy and Mommy, and then went on to Rainbow Bridge.
I couldn't help but painting him --
This pose is taken on a road trip to Santa Fe with his Mom.
What a guy!

Friday, March 14, 2014


Annie Taylor is one smart doggie.
She has made kids grin in hospitals and in schools, 
and so many others love her that we couldn't possibly count all of them.
She knows how to "Jump down, roll over, and play dead..." all in one motion!
Here's to Annie Taylor....
Adorable and sweet, and a gorgeous girl.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Queen of Havana

Nothing like an older lady enjoying her cigar
On the streets of Havana.
Image photographed by Gini Pringle.
Painted by Elle Gould.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Gorgeous Gertrude Polsby

Gertrude Polsby is the Grand Dog of my dear friend, Jill.
Still pinned to my paint board, she is freshly finished.  
She is soft and fluffy and obviously enjoys the beach.
Hope you enjoy her.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Some things are universal worldwide.
Children are beautiful.
This darling little girl was perched in her doorway in Cuba,
Mother not far behind her -- as my friend Gini, photographed her.
Smiling face and twinkling eyes,
Saying, "I know a SECRET....."
I couldn't wait to paint her.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Andrew's Schnauzer Daughter.....

It is my goal to paint two images for charity events
Each and every month.

This little girl is a result of one of those efforts.  
Sherry and Fred Andrew, friends of ours,  purchased a
Painting of their little angel -- 
I gladly painted her.

Happiness is.....

Monday, February 17, 2014


Once again, Gini, my dear friend, has provided me with 
a great image. 

This fellow has re-stocked his chewing' tobacco, and we caught him in the act.

Monday, February 3, 2014

More Rings.....

Mardi Gras brings out the un-inhibition in many people.
Thus we see one party after hours:
Guys in a ring.  The rat is outside of the ring.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


OK.  Let's face it.  Some people paint flowers and butterflies.
I paint rats.  Yep.  But isn't he adorable??

Friday, January 24, 2014


A playfulness found in the circus, a repetition of rings.
I photographed this lovely model over a year ago.
She posed for our class with a hula hoop. 
 I took her, her hoop, and imagined a circus like background with lights and action and fun.

I hope that you enjoy her.

Monday, January 20, 2014


Nudes are difficult for me.  
I love the tones of skin, but I somehow generally mess up something.
This is an image that I have thought about painting for a while.
Hope that you enjoy her.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Moko Polsby

MOKO is the Grand Dog of a dear friend of mine, Jill Polsby.  
She is also the daughter of Dan Polsby, son of Jill.
This sweet little girl was adopted and rescued recently.
Her sweet little girly girl face makes me want to kiss her on the head.