24 x 24 in, oil on birch, 2008

Eli is an old bull who doesn't only look like he's been around the block, he has. He's thinking about Bella. It was fun to be up-close and personal with Eli, His depiction was almost  life-size and reminded me of the real elephants I'd been privileged to tend to and ride. Detail and attention to it mattered with Eli, but there came a point when it was time to stop.