Tail, a black and white high contrast black painting, featuring Mookie, his tail, and Dino, by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Tail, black acrylic on 12″ x 9″ paper, 2013, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis (Private Collection)

Mookie’s luxurious tail is featured in near silhouette here. Dino lost his in an accident. (His Elizabethan collar shows up in paintings I’ll post later.)

Frightened and hurt Dino became lost in the woods and our search was unsuccessful. The next day, by instinct, we brought Mookie who led us to the injured Dino.

See and read more about the Original Series. See and read about the (Elizabethan) Medical Collar Series.


Merge, Dog Studies, High contrast black and white acrylic painting, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Merge, black acrylic on prepared 9″ x 12″ paper, c.2009, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

This composition is an example of my interest in positive/negative. How the placement of shapes of objects creates interesting shapes of the background and how these two elements interact.

Round up

Round Up, Dog Studies, high contrast black acrylic painting, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Round up, black acrylic on prepared canvas, 2013-14,
30″ x 24″ x ¾”, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis (Private Collection, Terre Haute, IN)

Herding and body blocking were typical strategies of Mookie, seen here rounding up Sadie and Dino.