Chihuahua Legs, a new old painting

black and white painting of two Chihuahuas. One pawing at the face of the other.
Petrulis Chihuahua paintings, featuring chihuahua Legs center, on display at Gaslight Art Colony
Chihuahua Legs on view in my solo show at Gaslight Art Colony 2015.

I don’t know why I didn’t share Chihuahua Legs earlier .Doubt? Procrastination? It’s already been seen in public.    Is it done? I don’t know. I think so. Mostly.   Ok, so while I was editing I added just a smidge more paint. A new old painting.

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Dance

Dance, Dog Studies, high contrast acrylic painting of two dogs by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Dance, black acrylic on prepared wood panel, 2013
20″ x 29 ¾” x 1 ¼”, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

I painted this before realizing I needed a smooth surface. My focus was on the intriguing shapes and negative space created as Doug and Mookie negotiated next steps in their dance-like relationship.

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Dog/Alpaca

Dog/Alpaca, dog studies, high contrast black acrylic pai;ting of dog and its shadow by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Dog/Alpaca, black acrylic on prepared canvas, 2013
24″ x 36″ x 1 ¼”, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dino is (was) the lone survivor of our original pack of canine misfits.  But his shadow often looks like it belongs to another animal, having lost his tail in an unfortunate accident. This one I thought looked like an Alpaca. I find the distorted shapes of shadows endlessly fascinating.

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