Rosie Quick Draw (videos)

Side by side images of 2 versions of a quickly and loosely drawn dog dozing in the sun. In these colorful portraits the second adds a grassy background.

This color quick draw was a warmup study for a commission. I did it shortly after I got my color paint pens. I use the term “quick draw” because these drawings are usually done in under an hour. (Not because the video is sped up.) I have included a real time video along with the sped-up ones to show the actual speed. See a couple of other quick draws of Rosie at the bottom of this post where you will also find a link to the commissioned painting.

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layering with a knife

Strawberry & Gilbert a colorfuland textured knife painting of sibling tuxedo cats

Here is a brief stop motion showing the accumulation of knifed on paint layers. The painting is a commissioned pet portrait: Strawberry & Gilbert, 2022, acrylic on board, 11” x 14”, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis (Collection of Smith-Brown Family, MA). For the double portrait the clients shared photos on the internet. After reviewing several photos of … Read more

Watch a commission develop!

A commissioned portrait, in black and white, of a woman, her horse and dog. The E3, (family portrait series,) 2018, acrylic on canvas, 16” x 12”, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

THE E3 VIDEO In this 2 minute video you will find some of the steps I take to complete a commission. There is a lot of work that goes into it even before brush can touch canvas. Omitted, are the communications with the client, intermediate steps, and the time in between actions. Time for contemplation, … Read more