Round up

Round Up, Dog Studies, high contrast black acrylic painting, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Round up, black acrylic on prepared canvas, 2013-14,
30″ x 24″ x ¾”, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis (Private Collection, Terre Haute, IN)

Herding and body blocking were typical strategies of Mookie, seen here rounding up Sadie and Dino.


strife, dog studies, high contrast black and white acrylic cat painting on paper, elizabeth lisa petrulis

Dog Studies, Strife, black acrylic on 12″ x 9″ paper, 2013, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis (Private Collection, Springport, IN)

Strife was often the end game of a play session between these two cats. Several people have used the term “Yin and Yang” to discuss these paintings. Topper and Lucy certainly had opposite (though not always complimentary) temperaments.

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See and read more about the Cat Series.