black and white acrylic paintings featuring the legs of recumbent dogs

Limbs, 2014-15, (Dog Studies, Limbs), acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis.
This close cropped view highlights the open versus closed demeanor of the two dogs.
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MODELS In their later life Dino and Mookie would often rest close together while facing each other. I could not resist painting all the protruding legs and ears and noses.

The painting process was a meditation on the differences and similarities between the two characters.