....pet paintings redefined by kellie oliphant-burns, b.f.a. .... ...her Italian Greyhounds, Rupert and Leeroy, reporting... and Maybel too!!!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Doodle DOG Book! A Doodle DOG Book!


Rupert: "I am SO excited! A Doodle DOG book is now being printed as we speak!!! Kellie has been working very hard on this and is expecting her first shipment of her first book in the next few days! It's a 60 page hardcover book, and it measures 7" x 7" - great to display for friends and family!
Inside you'll find me and Leeroy along with over 60 other dogs that have been painted by Kellie over the last couple of years. This book is dedicated to the dogs, her next one will include her cat and horse paintings too but we'll have to wait for that one!
The book, called "The First Bark" will be available for sale soon directly through Kellie to start. Watch her boutique for it's arrival! Yippee! Leeroy, we're going to be famous!!!"
Leeroy: "Now that Rupert hogged the spotlight on this post, I might as well let him tell you about this week's painting. I'm off to sulk now....maybe Kellie will feel sorry for me and give me a cookie...."
Rupert: "Never mind him...he's in a mood....This week's painting is called "Queen Candy". It is a gorgeous greyhound painted as a gift from one sister to another. Candy was a first greyhound to her owner and came as a rescue. Candy passed on but inspired her owner to continue to rescue greyhounds and open up her heart and home to this sweet and loyal breed. I wish I could have met Candy. Kellie says she would have been alot bigger than me and that she could run really fast! The cameo headshot forever immortalizes her and hopefully brings comfort as well as good memories back to her owner."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Let's go to the FURBALL!


Rupert: "On Saturday, March 29th, Kellie will be attending the Ottawa Humane Society's Furball! It's at the National Gallery and she is donating a big canvas prize...the winner will get a painting of their pet! It's a black tie ball with a Mardi Gras theme. I wonder what Kellie is going to wear?!"
Leeroy: "Look at me! Look at me! I know what I am wearing! I am good to go!"
Rupert: "Sorry to tell you Leeroy, we will have to stay at home for this one BUT we can wait up for Kellie to come home and have an after party celebration!"
Leeroy: "Can I still wear my bowtie?"
Rupert: "Sure...for all you humans who want to go, you can get your tickets online at www.ottawahumane.ca/furball"
Leeroy: "Wish we could go! Now look at Kellie's painting for this week! It's "Oh, Boy! Ozzy!" He is SO cool!"

Rupert: "LOVE everything about it! I bet Ozzy would love to go to the FurBall too. Maybe us doggies should get together and have our own party!"
Leeroy: "That's a super idea! We can have treats, and games, and toys and more treats....Yippee!"
Rupert: "Hey, I haven't invited you yet..."
Leeroy: "But you will won't you?"
Rupert: "Don't hold your breath, bro."
Leeroy: "Big meanie......everyone be sure to visit Kellie's website for more artwork!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Ready for a Snow Day...


Rupert: "Ok...NO laughing...no laughing about my outfit or about this snowstorm we are supposed to get tomorrow..... Are we seriously getting 50 cms?!"
Leeroy: "I don't know what 50 cms is but if it involves cozy pjs and lots of treats then I am in!"
Rupert: "Oh, Leeroy....so young...so naive..."
Leeroy: "Blah, blah, blah.....Rup, I know you are looking forward to the treats....I saw Kellie come in with some extra food for us for the weekend! By the way, nice hat..."
Rupert: "I am overlooking your uneducated comment about my chapeau and going to talk about this painting by Kellie. It's "Marvellous Maxwell". Max even came over to our house and we got to play with him! Sorry about Leeroy's lack of manners, Max....my brother can be a little too hyper sometimes."
Leeroy: "ME? Hyper?! You were jumping all over him too! Lack of manners...give me a break..."
Rupert: "Anyways....Max's portrait has a classic black satin background and he looks so distinguished!"
Leeroy: "OOOOoooo....distinguished...someone's been reading the dictionary..."
Rupert: "Don't get smart with me...and don't forget who's pjs you are wearing...you're going to need them this weekend!"
Leeroy: "SO bossy! Oh well......stay safe and warm everyone! Be sure to check out www.doodledogpaintings.com !"