painted scenarios in black and white acrylic featuring a dog in a veterinary  collar

Megaphone, 2015-2017, Dog Studies, Medical Collar Series, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36", Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis
Final version. "Megaphone" features Mookie who helped us find the injured Dino after he panicked and ran off into the woods. The composition accentuates Mookie’s expressive posture in relation to the tip of Dino’s nose. The positive shapes of Mookie's floppy ears and loose scruff are amplified by the white background, while his target shaped shoulder fur echos Dino's nose which mysteriously pokes out from the opening of his medical collar.
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See a video showing the  development of “Megaphone”. And another showing the process and development of “Ghost”.   Read a little more about Dino’s accident. Read about Doug in this Meet the Model post.  Back to main page for Portfolios.

DINO was hit by a car and his tail was eventually removed. These paintings were inspired by the medical collar designed to keep him from fiddling with the injury.

The collar seemed to amplify the intimate interactions between our dogs. It tickled me, generating imaginary conversations between the dogs in my head.

Medical Collar Series