Megaphone, 2014-15, Medical Collar Series, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis BEFORE
Dino and Mookie in Megaphone II, revised 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis AFTER
I have updated the video on the making of “Megaphone. Since I last posted a video showing the progression from drawing to finished painting, I realized I was not actually finished. As you will see, near the end, I dispensed with the strict technique of layering black washes on a white surface. Instead I began mixing values adding white, gray and black over each other. At this point I had also begun using acrylic mediums (particularly glazing and mat mediums) another departure from painting the Original Dog Studies. It may be subtle but there is more detail and refinement. Here then is the updated video.
Learn more about the paintings on the Medical Collar Series portfolio page. See the video on the making of Ghost.
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 … Continue reading →