LIMB SERIES

black and white acrylic paintings featuring the legs of recumbent dogs

Away 2, 2015, (Dog Studies, Limbs), acrylic on paper, 9" x 12", Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis.
In this smaller version of "Away" the pointed forehead and pointed ear punctuate and emphasize the diagonal corners, while a mosaic of parts in the center echos the multi faceted relationship of the two dogs. I think of the configuration like a box full of puzzle pieces.
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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.