Friday, December 18, 2009

Lupines in Lone Pine, 11" x 14", Oil on canvas (SOLD)

Lupines in Lone Pine, 11" x 14", Oil on canvas. This painting was inspired during a visit and photo shoot to the Lone Pine area with a grand view of Mt. Whitney. When my parents went hiking in days gone by, my father use to photograph the Lupines for my mom. I remember seeing them in bright blues, however these were shades of purple. This painting is framed and the price is $500. If interested please contact me at ***As a Christmas Special you may take 40% off thru the first week of January (free shipping in the USA)***. I hope you enjoy. Contact me at Thank you, Eleanor

Monday, November 30, 2009

Three Apples, 11" x 14", Oil on canvas (Available)

Three Apples, 11" x 14". Oil on canvas. Framed outside measurements,16" x 19-1/2".
This is one of my very favorite paintings, and I say that with all humility. I love the colors and the apples themselves. One of my favorite frames which I can't seem to find again. Doesn't matter one bit to me if the apples seem like they may roll off the dish. Ha. To me it just works and I can't really explain why other than my gut tells me it's good. Of course we all know art is subjective. I had a very hard time photographing the colors accurately, hence you get it this way where the color seems true. The price, framed, is $600. My contact is Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it. Eleanor

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Earthy Geraniums, 10" x 10", Oil on Gallery Canvas (on Hold)

Earthy Geraniums, 10" x 10", Oil on Gallery Canvas(no frame needed), was painted with palette knife and bristle brush. I enjoyed painting with the unusually dark and earthy background. I tend to paint with lighter or bright colors. There is something very soothing, peaceful, and dramatic in this painting. Right now I have it hanging on my living room wall and it is very happy there. This painting was one of my experiments using gallery canvas. I painted the left hand flower turning the corner to just peak from the side. My touch of whimsical, I guess. The price of this painting is $400, and I'd be happy to have it on your wall too. Contact is Thank you, Eleanor

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kira, 9" x 12", Watercolor, (Children's Portraits) (Commissioned SOLD)

Kira, 9" x 12", Watercolor, (Commission-Sold). This painting was such a pleasure to do because Kira is so sweet and special, really quite captivating. I love children anyway, but this one really tugged at my heart strings. I waited to put this finished portrait on here until I got permission from her parents. I am going to have note cards made from this painting as well as one of Katie, which you can see on previous posts here or on Daily Painters Marketplace at Two beautiful little girls. It was my pleasure to paint this commission and if you'd like me to paint one for you, please contact me for details. Prices vary, $300 for this size (unframed). Matting and frame done for you at my cost. My contact is at Thank you, Eleanor

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunflowers and Dutch Iris, 20" x 14", Watercolor. (SOLD @ the Autry Museum)

Sunflowers and Dutch Iris, 20" x 14", Watercolor. This painting was done for the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum in Los Angeles, where it was purchased. I had decided to paint flowers, so chose these because I thought it could stretch the imagination and fit in a western motif. Before I framed it to go to the Autry, I had it photographed and it was used up north for the inside cover of a friends memorial service. She was a dear friend and I'm pleased that it went to both places. It seems that some paintings take on a life of their own, and this one had a good run. Please contact me at if you would like me to paint you a picture. Thank you, Eleanor

Monday, November 9, 2009

Posies and Pomegranates, 9" x 12", Watercolor (Available)

Posies and Pomegranates was created almost a year ago when I was trying to paint something for a Christmas Card. I wanted it to be very loose, watery and colorful. I had something in mind, just looking at the flowers on my sink as I drew this one. Strangely enough I had been painting all day long and as I got up to wash my brushes, was compelled to do this one on the run, quickly standing at the kitchen sink. It is loose because I hurried it, not always a bad thing. I used it for my card and also I made some prints. The prints are selling for 35 dollars/free shipping. This print looks very good matted in 3-4" soft white. Call me if interested, thank you. Eleanor

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

French Lace, 11" x 8", Watercolor (SOLD) in Canada

French Lace, 11" x 8", Watercolor. This painting was inspired while sitting at a table having some wonderful after dinner conversation. All during dinner I noticed the gorgeous roses in the pink frosted vase and I couldn't keep my eyes off of them. I recognized them to be French Lace, a white rose, lightly tinted with shades of pink and blush. I remained a bit awe struck so decided to ask if it would be alright if I painted them right there at the table. Several people stayed while I painted, having a good time. The price is $250, white matting, pewter color frame. I hope you enjoy this painting. Contact is at Thank you, Ellie

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Box of Strawberries, 5" x 7", Watercolor (SOLD)

Box of Strawberries, 5" x 7", Watercolor. This painting came about when I went outside and saw the beautiful day, so clear and warm, with just a hint of a subtle breeze. I wanted to bottle some of the great weather we've had the last few days, if only I could. Of course that wouldn't be possible but I could paint something bright and cheerful. I noticed the strawberries I had just gotten, and immediately knew what I'd paint. I hope they cheer you up when you look at them. One friend said now he wanted some strawberry shortcake, ha. The price is $100/free shipping. Please contact me if interested at Thank you, Eleanor

Monday, October 26, 2009

Boat on the Shore, Lyngdal, Norway, (Sold)

Boat on the Shore, Lyngdal, Norway, 12" x 16", Oil on canvas. I painted this from a photo sent to me by a friend. Both of our families originated from that end of the world, so I love painting pictures to remind me of my heritage. I suppose part of me will always be there because of the things I experienced while growing up. All of our special days and holidays centered around those customs. My Grandma said it best though one time when we went to Mount Wilson. She sat down on a big rock and looked at her tired feet, and said "Uffda". They were happy good people, honest and real. The price of this painting is $350. Contact me at Thank you very much. Eleanor

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sailing in Balboa Harbor, 14" x 11", Oil on gallery canvas (On Consignment)

"Sailing in Balboa Harbor" began on a ferry boat ride from Balboa Island to the mainland. I was with my friend, with camera in hand. Click, click, click, and I knew this painting had begun. I hardly go anywhere without my camera, just like my own father took his Graflex. It's just the way of it when you have this gene in you. I look at this painting and it's like I am there. I see the boats, water, and the ferris wheel. I can feel the sea breeze on my face. The price is $400/free shipping. Thank you very much, Eleanor

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Illusions of Hydrangeas, 16" x 16", Oil on gallery canvas (SOLD)

Illusions of Hydrangeas, is painted with bristle brushes and palette knife on
gallery canvas. I chose oil paints in lovely pastel colors reminiscent of the hydrangea flower. I watched this style evolve from my garden flowers to impressionism with a flair towards the abstract. The price is $400 dollars/ free shipping. If interested in this happy painting, please email me at Thank you, Eleanor

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nautical Reflections, 11" x 14", (Recently Sold)

Nautical Reflections, was a really fun oil to paint because of the beautiful colors and reflections in the water. I painted it from a picture I was given and it was the first time I had done an oil where the sails mirrored in the water. I love to paint nautical scenes and can almost feel as if I am there which makes it easier to visualize and put on canvas. This painting is available and if interested please contact me. Thank you, Eleanor

Friday, October 9, 2009

Boats on the River Delta, 11" x 14", Oil on canvas

"Boats on the River Delta", was painted loosely from a photo I took with my trusty camera. It was Opening Day on the Delta, April 2007. I was with nice friends on the AVANTI, riding around on Dutch Slough in Bethel Island on a somewhat cloudy day. People were so hospitable that the weather didn't hamper a thing. Lunch at the San Joaquin Yacht Club, a formerly operational riverboat called The Sutter. That was a memorable day for sure, and I wanted to paint it to remember so many of those nice people. This painting is available and if interested please email me at Thank you very much for viewing my paintings and I hope you enjoy. Ellie

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lilies of Maine, 11" x 14", Watercolor

Lilies of Maine, 11" x 14", Watercolor. This one was most fun to paint, a commission piece for a friend. She brought me a photo of some of their yearly travels to Maine, with this one in mind. Come to think of it, I have two groups of friends that go to Maine on a yearly vacation, and they can't say enough good things about the beauty there. I've painted the Boats of Booth Bay Harbor for the couple who are there right now, and then this one for another dear friend. She knew exactly what she wanted and was very happy with the outcome. Of course I loved the flowers but the chair which was most challenging was probably the most fun. I do love a challenge. Just wanted to show it to you, as I love to do commissions pieces. At one point in this I thought there was a never ending winding around of leaves and vines, but in that confusion I saw beauty. Thank you, Eleanor

Friday, September 25, 2009

Boats of Acapulco, Giclees from Original Watercolor

"Boats of Acapulco", giclees made from original watercolor in sizes medium & large. I painted the original (which is SOLD), from a photo I took with my trusty camera as we bounced around Acapulco, MX, on a rickety tour bus. I recognized it as I describe it to be, a true Kodak moment. The boats were lined up in the most nautically picturesque and natural way. Hard to describe to the fullest, but I quickly slammed the window down, leaning out to get that one perfect shot. The bus driver was speeding around the corner but I just had to try for it. At that moment I knew I had it in the can so to speak. This painting has become the first of my boats, and to date the most popular giclee. The sizes/prices are as follows. 10-1/2" x 14"= $110.00, 14" x 18"= $165.00. If you are interested in ordering a giclee, please email me at,

The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printing technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other digital processes of reproduction. Thank you very much, Eleanor

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Loose Roses, Green, 5" x 7", Watercolor

Loose Roses, Green, 5" x 7", Watercolor. This was a fun and quick, loose painting of roses, one of my favorite subjects. I love roses, bright or pastel, loose or tightly painted. The natural colors found in our California rose gardens are just breath taking. To be able to capture the true beauty of a rose, would be an immense gift which I will forever strive for. I don't want to paint just like a camera though, because why would I? To do it my own way, and in that I can still see them gently swaying in the warm breezes out in the sunlight. I hope you enjoy this. The price is $50.00, shipping included. Thank you very much, Eleanor

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

View from the Bus, 9" x 11", Watercolor

"View from the Bus", 9" x 11", Watercolor. This original watercolor was painted from a photo I took on a bus trip returning from Reno, Nevada. A group of us went there to play the slot machines, eat the buffet food and see some shows. The bus was crowded and I felt like a sardine, not really feeling like any more party. As we were heading up I-80 towards Donner Pass, I snapped quite a few pictures out the window. This was a small farm off to the right not far from Boomtown, which would be north if I still had my sense of direction. I had fun painting this and enjoyed the colors. The price is $250, free shipping or framed. If interested please contact me at Thank you very much, Eleanor

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Feeding Chickens on the Farm, 7" x 10", Watercolor (Gifted to my Niece)

"Feeding Chickens on the Farm", 7" x 10", Watercolor. This is a rather pastoral watercolor I painted from a photo my father took. I was eleven on this particular vacation to the Big Sky state. It was a clear but unusually dry, hot day. To keep my sister and I cooler our Mother put braids on top of our heads and I remember wearing sandals. My sister and I were out with our Aunt while she fed the chickens. Auntie was an amazing tiny woman, always wearing a crisp starched apron over a freshly ironed dress. She was married to my Mother's brother, Nicholas. When my Uncle wasn't at the Capital,in Great Falls, he worked hard with the boys out in the fields. Big noon meals were served, with fresh poultry(I won't explain it here, ha) or meat, two vegetables, salads, including homemade pies. In preparation for the meal my aunt would go out to to the garden and with a big pitch fork, dig up fresh russet potatoes. I often wondered how she knew where to aim the pitch fork, never missing. It must have been obvious, but I was a city girl from Pasadena. This particular red barn was called the "Bunk House", where the ranch hands slept. At 12 noon my aunt would ring the bell. We never knew if they could hear it but miraculously we could see them coming in from any which direction to eat. Dinner, a short nap and back out again. Suppertime was small, then to bed early only to do this over the next day. Sundays were for church..and visiting. If you are interested please contact me The price is $250, shipping included. Thank you, Eleanor

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Half Lemon and Apples, 6" x 8-1/4", Watercolor

Half Lemon and Apples, 6" x 8-1/4", Watercolor. I painted this one morning in my studio, after I realized I hadn't picked any flowers or for that matter hadn't needed to. I love fresh fruit and it is one of natures best subjects to paint, and don't forget vegetables too. I had a personal challenge with myself to see if I could paint the half lemon to look like just that. I tried to disregard what it was and just paint what I saw and felt. I recall needing to use Cerulean Blue, which made me smile..for a Lemon?? Oh well, I was really going to paint it objectively. I matted this painting in a natural 8" x 10" earthy color with just a hint of rose. I hope you like it, I really do. Actually, you won't see any here that I don't like because why would I show those? ha The price is $50, with free shipping. It would look nice in a kitchen. You may reach me at Thank you so much, Ellie

Pink Geraniums in Mothers Canning Jar, 18" x 12", Watercolor

Pink Geraniums in Mothers Canning Jar, 18" X 12", Original Watercolor, was inspirational for me to paint because it reminded me of some very good times. I went down into the basement to get one of my Mothers canning jars that she used when canning peaches and boysenberries. Her peaches were just the best and she made such good peach cobbler. Since she loved the pretty gardens so much, it just seemed fitting to put flowers in one of these jars. The bright pink geraniums were in full bloom, so why not? I hope you enjoy this watercolor as much as I enjoyed painting it. If interested you can reach me at The price of this painting is $300, free shipping. Thank you, Eleanor

Monday, September 14, 2009

"At Waters Edge, Feda, Norway" by Eleanor Erickson Hargrave

"At Waters Edge, Feda, Norway", 16" x 20", Oil on canvas. This picture was taken at the Fedde Waterfront Estate, on the water ways of the Feda Fjord. This land use to be spelled Fedde, after the family who yet own this property, some of whom have migrated to the US. In more recent years the spelling has changed to Feda. The family here in the USA, make trips to Norway every so oftem, and it was on one of those trips where this picture was taken. The daughter even played the organ in that white steepled church, on a visit there, bringing up many memories of their Grandfather who was born there. Our families have known each other since way before I was born. My family lived in Bergen and Oslo. This painting is very near and dear to my heart, and I am humbled that I was given this God given talent to be able to paint it. The price of this painting is $1,400,(reasonable offer will be considered. Please contact me at my studio, Thank you very much. Eleanor

Friday, September 11, 2009

Persson's Nursery, 10-1/3" x 12", Watercolor

This is a colorful watercolor that I painted after visiting "Persson's Nursery", in Pasadena. It is over by Eaton Canyon Golf Club on Sierra Madre Blvd. I love the colors at any nursery but this one looked especially inviting on this day. The weather was clear and crisp, so very pleasant to be outside. The view is looking east and the mountains are on the left. The price of this is 200 dollars(unframed), free shipping. If interested please contact me at my studio, Thank you very much for stopping by and viewing. Eleanor

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

French Lace and Eden, 20" x 14", Watercolor (Available)

"French Lace and Eden", an Original Watercolor painting done from real life. These are both names of roses that I have in my yard. French Lace are Floribundas, with a creamy white color, darker hint of pink or apricot in the center. Eden is an English climber, with a beautiful pink cup shape. Smaller yet full with approx 40 petals to each bloom. One of my favorites, so delicate and full of aroma, just beautiful. This painting is $600, matted and with white frame. Free shipping in the USA. If interested, please contact me at, or 626 795-2545. Thank you very much, Eleanor

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wild Horses, 11" x 14", Watercolor SOLD

"Wild Horses", was a watercolor I really enjoyed painting because of my Montana, summer cowgirl, experiences. My Uncle(Mom's brother) and his family had a big farm just seven miles outside of Valier, not far from Birch Creek. We visited up there in summers, and I loved seeing all the beautiful horses. My cousins with adjoining cattle ranches use to take the "wild horses" up to the base of the Rockies to graze and stay for a season. This is where I got my love of horses, hence this, my first watercolor of horses. This painting was shown at the Western Heritage Museum (Gene Autry Museum) in Los Angeles, where it was recently sold. My cousin knew Gene Autry and I find it a huge honor to have had my little painting end up there. Thank you for viewing my work. Eleanor SOLD

Spring Flowers, 11" x 14", Watercolor, SOLD

"Spring Flowers", 11" x 14", Watercolor. This painting has a long history behind it. I painted it to send via email to a long time dear friend who was terminally ill and in CCU. I painted it from the vision I had in my mind, not from any I had here in my studio. I couldn't send real flowers so this had to be it. They were appreciated and that was what mattered, just to bring a little joy. This past spring I sold it to the Mother of one of my son's former baseball team mates. She's a super gal, someone I've always admired. The story ends happily, and "Spring Flowers" had a good run.. Thank you for coming by to see my work. Eleanor SOLD

Cactus Flower, 15" x 20", Watercolor

"Cactus Flower" was painted from a photo given to me by a good friend from my high school days. The color is fun and bright which can clearly cheer up a room. The price of this painting is 500 dollars, and if interested please contact me though the studio. Shipping is free in USA, otherwise please contact me for additional charges. Thank you so much, Eleanor

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Navajo Girl, 8" x 10", Oil on Canvas

Navajo Girl", 10" x 8", Oil on canvas. Although I have been painting in watercolor for a while this was my very first attempt in oil. I like it so much and believe I painted this one straight from my heart. I was going to keep this one forever but in the beginning of 2009 it found a new home. I had giclees made on canvas as well as on watercolor paper. If you are interested in a giclee, please contact me at my studio., 626 795-2545. Thank you very much, Eleanor

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pink Roses, 12" x 9", Watercolor

"Pink Roses", was easy to set up and paint. I picked the roses from my garden and put them in a vase that I bought from the Scadinavian Festival in Thousand Oaks, CA. I just added the lemon for some warmth. I have good memories of that day. The price of this original painting is $175, shipping included. Please contact me at Each time I look at these roses I smile. Thank you for viewing my paintings. Eleanor

Friday, September 4, 2009

"Girl with the Hat", 11" x 14", Oil on canvas

"Girl with the Hat", was painted from photos after a day trip to the LA Zoo. Our art class from Art Center College of Design, went there to draw the animals and scenery. I found this gal to be such a fun subject and her hat and sweater made it a challenge. I hope you enjoy this painting and if you are interested please contact me at the studio. Thank you so much, Eleanor

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Katie, 7-3/4" x 6", Watercolor.

"Katie", is a very whimsical and fun watercolor painting of one of my Granddaughters. I like the way it captured her face, and she is beautiful. It is not for sale but if you are interested in having me do a commissioned painting, please call or email me at my studio. I love to paint portraits of children in watercolor. I have two commissions in progress right now, and I love doing them., 626 795-2545. Thank you very much, Grandma Ellie

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Orange and Yellow Tulips, 11" x 8", Watercolor

Orange and Yellow Tulips is a watercolor I did from a photo while in Walnut Creek, CA. A clear and crisp day, so beautiful with the tulips billowing out from huge pots in their luscious color. I took photos instead of shopping, hence the watercolors. Matted and framed in Nantucket white. The cost is $225($200 if the pair, see below) If interested please contact me at the studio, or 626-795-2545. Thank you so much, Ellie

Roses in Tall Vase, 14" x 18", Watercolor

Now, this one has a story. It was one of my very first paintings (probably 4th) I wanted something to put over the mantle so painted this. I remember trying to paint as Van Gogh did, notice the vase. It is very rugged artistically speaking, yet somehow I've liked it enough to stay up over my mantle for the past five years. Now I'm going to sell it and put something else up finally, yet I will miss it. I'm asking $400..and you can email me if you'd like it. It is in a custom white mat, with inside soft blue color.(22"x28") Thank you, Eleanor

Saturday, August 29, 2009

"First Bloom", 24" x 18", Oil on Canvas.(Available)

This original oil painting is of "Shabby Chic Roses", and is lovely and quite unusual. Large open roses in a stately (Orrefors Swedish) crystal vase. This painting is also framed in the same distressed white style, and would be a compliment to any room with that feel. The price is $750. If interested you may contact me at the studio. or 626 795-2545. I hope it finds just the right home because there is a lot of TLC in this piece. Thank you, Eleanor

Radish Up, 8" x 10", Watercolor

Radish Up, is a very happy and whimsical painting, just right for the kitchen or dining area. The painting is 8" x 10", and is nicely framed with the total outside measurements being 13-1/2" x 17". I enjoy painting vegetables and fruit but it seems that radishes are my specialty. I seem to get a kick out of painting the little tail(not sure what it's called, but now I will look it up) The price of this painting is $275. If you are interested in it, please contact me at my email., or phone my studio. (626)795-2545I. Thank you

Watneys Pub, 15-1/4" x 12", Watercolor

This watercolor painting was done after setting up this display from flowers and objects in my garden and kitchen. I very much enjoyed doing this one and I hope you like it. It was both fun and whimsical trying to paint the coffee mug. This painting would look wonderful matted and framed, either in a dining room or kitchen area. I know it's hard to say about our own work, but I like it. If interested in purchasing, please call me at the studio 626 795-2545 or send an email. The price is $400. Thank you, Eleanor

Daffodils at Mayacamas Vineyards, 18" x 18", Oil SOLD

This oil painting was done from a photo taken at Mayacamas Vineyards in Napa, California. This winery is owned and operated by the Bob Travers Family, friends from high school. If you like wine you will love theirs especially. This painting was done on gallery canvas and needs no framing. If you are interested in this painting, please send me an email. or call my studios at 626 795-2545. Thank you. Ellie

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Boats of Booth Bay Harbor, 11" x 14", Oil on Canvas

I painted this original oil from a photo sent to me by some dear friends. They vacation in Maine each year and love this particular area at Booth Bay Harbor. I love nautical things anyway but deep blue water with the red and white accents, and the church, just blew me away. I guess it reminded me of our flag in better times. Asking price is $325, directly through the artist. Please email me at or call 626-795-2545. I hope this painting finds a very nice home, because it's one of my favorites. Thank you, Eleanor

Orange Tulips, 9" x 12", Watercolor

This watercolor painting was from a photo I took while up in Walnut Creek, California. The gals I were with went trying on clothes while I, along with my trusty camera, went out for a photo shoot of the gorgeous potted tulips. There were huge pots of them, just brimming with oranges and yellows. This painting is for sale at $225, and it's in a nice white Nantucket frame. You can purchase it directly from me by phoning my studio at 626-795-2545 or sending me an email. Thanks for stopping by. Ellie

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hot Pink Vinca, 8" x 10", Watercolor

I went to the nursery one morning to pick out a few bedding plants for my garden. I just couldn't plant them until I captured them with my watercolor paints first. It is an original 8"x 10" watercolor, matted and framed. The cost is $225, framed or $150, unframed. Shipping free. You can purchase it directly through me at my Blog or else you may contact me through my website. Thank you, Ellie (Eleanor)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Red Geraniums, 8"x 6", Oil on canvas (I traded this to another artist for her painting)

This is a small, bright and pretty red flower painting. Just ready for a frame or display easel. I have geraniums on my patio, and was admiring this shade of red so much that I brought it in and painted it. It is available for $99.00, shipping included. Just contact me via email, or call on studio phone, 626-795-2545.

Sweet Peas and Hot Wheels, 14" x 10", Watercolor

I picked a bouquet of Sweet Peas to put on my kitchen table, when I noticed the fragrant scent that reminded me of my Mother's flowers. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed my son's Hot Wheels car and decided to combine them in the painting. I like the play between the warm and cool colors and to me it adds a bit of whimsy. This painting is a 14"x 10" original watercolor. If you would like to contact me about this painting, please call my studio at 626-795-2545. Thank you for stopping by my Blog and I hope you come back often. Ellie

Monday, August 24, 2009

Myrtle Creek Nursery, Watercolor (Available)

Myrtle Creek Nursery, original watercolor.

On a trip to Fallbrook, California, I stopped by the Myrtle Creek Nursery and took some photos. These flowers sparkled with color in the sunlight and how could I not paint them? I painted a large oil first, which sold to a lovely couple in Tennessee. Now I've completed this watercolor which is 11-1/4" x 14-1/4". The price is $400 and can be purchased directly through me at, or at the studio. Phone is(626)795-2545. I hope you have enjoyed viewing my paintings. Thank you, Ellie