9 x12 pastel and watercolor on marble dust board I can't believe it. A dear friend and neighbor died this morning. She was the most positive and uplifting person I have ever known. She always had something good to say even when she was enduring pain in her body. Her three biggest loves were all people, all animals and the beach. This painting was painted in honor of Elly Gates, a magnificent soul. She will be missed by many. I can't believe she's gone.