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.

See and read more about the Original Series.


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

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