A SHORT SHOW & TELL on VARIATIONS part 1: Mark Making & Seeing

Felt tip pen drawing of a recumbent fluffy white dog. Grey with white and black accents. Artist Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis.

Variations on Butterscotch (Drawings) When I first got my new paint pens I made three quick drawings from the same reference photo. (Thanks, Kathy Hsiao, for the photo of Butterscotch.) I really got a thrill. The pens reminded how much I love to draw. Making these variations, I was merely getting a feel for the pens … Read more A SHORT SHOW & TELL on VARIATIONS part 1: Mark Making & Seeing

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, 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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