MEET THE MODEL: Doug

Black dog (Doug) with white muzzle, tongue hanging low, one ear up one down, peering out of a soybean field.

The name of our first dog was inspired by a Gary Larson “far side” cartoon featuring a man peeking around a tree in a fenced yard, and a sales man at the gate looking at a sign that reads “Beware of Doug”* (My husband’s idea.) * I am not posting the cartoon here in respect … Read moreMEET THE MODEL: Doug

STUDIO CAT TEMPORARILY BANNED from studio!

Orange studio cat Boodle sitting in a Dick Blick art supply shipping box and the brown wrapping paper that cushioned the supplies.

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.

Orange studio cat Boodle sitting in a Dick Blick art supply shipping box and the brown wrapping paper that cushioned the supplies.
Boo staking her claim.

Unfortunately an attitude of entitlement has developed and forced me to ban her when I pack or unpack paintings.

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Tail

Tail, a black and white high contrast black painting, featuring Mookie, his tail, and Dino, by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Tail, black acrylic on 12″ x 9″ paper, 2013, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Mookie’s luxurious tail is featured in near silhouette here. Dino lost his in an accident. (His Elizabethan collar shows up in paintings I’ll post later.)

Frightened and hurt Dino became lost in the woods and our search was unsuccessful. The next day, by instinct, we brought Mookie who led us to the injured Dino.

 

See and read more about the Original Series. See and read about the (Elizabethan) Medical Collar Series.

 

Lick

Lick, Dog Studies, high contrast black acrylic painting, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Lick, black acrylic on prepared board, 2013,
4 7/8″ x 5 5/8″, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

To lick was one of Sadie’s self appointed duties. Sadie took it upon herself to groom the other dogs, particularly in the ears.  Mookie loved ear cleanings. I enjoyed the visual counterpoint.

See and read more about the Original Series.