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.

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Mookie Wilson in snow

Mookie Wilson in snow, Dog Studies, High Contrast black acrylic painting, qquickly brushed by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Mookie Wilson in snow, black acrylic on prepared boards, 2007, 9″ x 4 ½” , Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Mookie Wilson in snow was a typical scene. This quickly brushed portrait is really a precursor to the Dog Studies series. It was the beginning of my use of black and white.

Mookie had a thick coat and was at home in snow. He loved to eat it, even scooping it up as he ran.

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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

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

Strife

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

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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