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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Lick

Lick, Dog Studies, high contrast black acrylic painting, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Lick, black acrylic on prepared board, 2013,
4 7/8″ x 5 5/8″, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

To lick was one of Sadie’s self appointed duties. Sadie took it upon herself to groom the other dogs, particularly in the ears.  Mookie loved ear cleanings. I enjoyed the visual counterpoint.

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Mookie Wilson in snow

Mookie Wilson in snow, Dog Studies, High Contrast black acrylic painting, qquickly brushed by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Dog Studies, Mookie Wilson in snow, black acrylic on prepared boards, 2007, 9″ x 4 ½” , Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Mookie Wilson in snow was a typical scene. This quickly brushed portrait is really a precursor to the Dog Studies series. It was the beginning of my use of black and white.

Mookie had a thick coat and was at home in snow. He loved to eat it, even scooping it up as he ran.

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