Elwood Loves His Girls, 36" x 24" mixed media on panel, is a happy piece about ranching. I had started doing this cowboy/rancher piece when my friend, Barbara Dahl, sent me a packet of old letters, school reports & photos of her uncle (or maybe great uncle) Elwood. It arrived in the mail as a surprise and was perfect timing. Within 15 minutes some of the ephemera was in the piece. Having been raised on a ranch I know how flirty those long eyelashes on the cows can be so I figured Elwood loved them, his girls. My Elwood is such a Tom Mix dandy of a cowboy with his hat tipped back, pants tucked in his boots and a cigarette in his hand.