ROUNDS & REFLECTIONS

Orbs, balls, circular, elemental, water, reflections, repetitions, distortions, color.

Aureole, 2020, black & white acrylic on canvas, 30” x 24”, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis
Strong light illuminates the dog from above and the outline of the orb which reflects back its face.
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For more equine images see HORSES and for horses with people see FAMILY PORTRAITS. Find another collaged group portrait “Cat Pile Up” in FACES n LIMBS. For earlier iterations of the circular form see MEDICAL COLLAR SERIES.

a black dog mouth relaxed open, faces a white dog yawning from within a medical collar. a high contrast acrylic painting by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis
Megaphone Yawn, more info in the medical Collar Portfolio.

ROUNDS and Reflections started with simply wanting to add a toy ball into the composition.  While developing designs the ball morphed, changed sizes, and organically wanted to reflect.

Water and color came next from a reference photo originally chosen only for the dog with ball. But the water was so beautiful and primal. It also offered another surface for reflection and begged for different paint handling.

What I’m saying is everything is not planned out at the start; the method is a combination of intention, experimentation, accident, and new intentions. Rinse and repeat.

I’m just following the muse.

Medical Collar Series

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