Boodle, the studio cat, is attracted to paper and boxes like a magnet to iron. You can imagine the havoc this plays in the studio. Unfortunately an attitude of entitlement has developed and forced me to ban her when I … Continue reading →
Megaphone, 2014-15, Medical Collar Series, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis BEFORE
Dino and Mookie in Megaphone II, revised 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis AFTER
I have updated the video on the making of “Megaphone. Since I last posted a video showing the progression from drawing to finished painting, I realized I was not actually finished. As you will see, near the end, I dispensed with the strict technique of layering black washes on a white surface. Instead I began mixing values adding white, gray and black over each other. At this point I had also begun using acrylic mediums (particularly glazing and mat mediums) another departure from painting the Original Dog Studies. It may be subtle but there is more detail and refinement. Here then is the updated video.
Learn more about the paintings on the Medical Collar Series portfolio page. See the video on the making of Ghost.
Ghost, 2015 re 2017, Dog Studies, Medical Collar Series, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 x 1 1/4”
See the painting Ghost, from the Medical Collar Series, progress from photos to finished painting.The video below uses stop motion or stills to show my process from composing with reference photos through drawing and layering paint. Today I do most of the photo manipulation digitally. And I have a much better camera. Since the painting evolved over 3 years it also represents changes in my painting technique. Mind you I was not painting on it the whole time. It was several months, even a year, between paint applications. It began with just black acrylic washes layered to build up the dark areas. Then the technique evolved into mixing values, using various acrylic mediums, and interleaving white, grays and black. Though I appreciate the discipline of a strict technique, I felt freed up and relieved to be able to correct areas.
I went back into the painting after I thought I was finished because something was not right. Something was bothering me. You can see I changed the angle of Dino’s head and added highlights on the eyes and faces of Mookie and Doug. Here are a few images showing key changes along the way. Find the video below these pics.
Ghost progressing from
2015 (top left) to 2017 >
Ghost (Medical Collar Series), 2015 revised 2017, acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 24″
Mookie and Dino, the Snow Dogs, would like to send you holiday cheer and best wishes for the New Year. Oops, the animated GIF should be here. Due to technical difficulties I present a still instead. See more art featuring Mookie and Dino and read some of their stories.
The design for Nedtones Volume 2 is done. I’ll be posting paintings but in the mean time here is my first attempt at a GIF, and my second attempt at designing a CD album cover for original music by Ned Tennis. Read about designing Nedtones Vol. 1 here. I used Paint dot net to design the graphics, and Microsoft movie maker and Instagiffer to make the GIF.