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 moreWatch a commission develop!

WORKS IN PROGRESS: Horse Shadows (midway)

a still from a progress video showing Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis painting "Horse Shadows"

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a still from a progress video showing Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis painting "Horse Shadows"

The below live action video lasts less than 34 seconds but represents 25 minutes of work in the studio (through the miracle of editing and accelerated motion).

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UPDATED VIDEO on making “Megaphone”

Black and white painting of two dogs, one seen only by the tip of its nose through his medical collar.
Dog with floppy ears and a loose scruff looks sideways at an others noes protruding from a medical collar. High contrast black and white painting by Elizabeth Petrulis
Megaphone, 2014-15,  Medical Collar Series,  acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis  BEFORE
Black and white painting of two dogs, one seen only by the tip of its nose through his medical collar.
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.

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SEE “GHOST” PROGRESS from start to finish.

Black and white acrylic painting of three dogs, one seen through a translucent medical collar. A close up of 3 faces two in profile one straight forward.

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 … Read moreSEE “GHOST” PROGRESS from start to finish.