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

Monday, July 28, 2008

Something old, something new, it's all mine and it's blue!

Rupert: "It's my birthday! It's my birthday! It's my birthday!"

Leeroy: "um...technically not until Wednesday, Rupert."
Rupert: "yeah but I got my first present on the weekend! Kellie couldn't wait to give me my new ball!!! I am SO happy. Someone......I said SOMEONE chewed all the nubs off my last one and I was devastated! That old ball was with me from puppyhood. Now it is dead, you ruined it Leeroy."
Leeroy: "I'm sorry, man, I got lost in the moment."
Rupert: "Oh, yeah....like we do with most of our toys but the ball was special to me."
Leeroy: "Well, there's a place we can see all of our toys that have passed on. It's REALLY cool, it's called LickedToys.com and you can submit photos of toys you won the battle with! It's so fun, I visit the site all the time!"
Rupert: "That is my kind of toy graveyard! I'd love to meet alot of those dogs that play my kind of game!"
Leeroy: "Hey, did you see this week's painting? Look! It's "Cha Cha Chica!!" she is the sweetest little Chihuahua ever!"

Rupert: "That painting is like ten times bigger than her! What a fun piece! Her portrait takes up the whole canvas and she really pops from it!"
Leeroy: "I am in love with Chica, for real! Look at her beautiful eyes!"
Rupert: "No, I am in love with Chica, she's the one for me."
Leeroy: "I said it first, I love her MORE."
Rupert: "Well, it's MY birthday and I love her the MOST! She's mine!"
Leeroy: "Only for your birthday, though. Happy birthday, bro."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Rupert: "You all know how much we love summer, but Kellie has some special pricing to make you love summer too! There are a couple of sizes on special for commissions booked in July and August!"
Leeroy: "Cool...those are some nice big canvases too!"
Rupert: "While we are relaxin', Kellie is busy in her studio. She is already booking her last few spots for Christmas!"
Leeroy: "Ooooo.....me likes Christmas. I've only had one so far!"
Rupert: "Stay tuned also for some upcoming events and charities Doodle Dog Paintings will be participating in! Hey, like our logo?"
Leeroy: "Very nice! So is this week's painting!"
Rupert: "This one is called "Miss Maya". It was a wedding gift from one friend to the bride for her special day!"

Leeroy: "Super fun for celebrating!"
Rupert: "Speaking of celebrating, I am getting geared up to do some of my own!!! Remember what's coming up next week, Leeroy. Don't forget!"
Leeroy: "Oh yeah! I heard there will be cake!"
Rupert: "Let's go do some snooping!"
Leeroy: "See you all next week guys..."

Monday, July 14, 2008

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitties...

Leeroy: "Oh, kitties....where are you? I am looking for you.....are you outside?"
Rupert: "Hey, kid, you're looking in the wrong place."
Leeroy: "Whadda you mean?"
Rupert: "Well, the kitties for today are in some of Kellie's artwork."
Leeroy: "Oh.....that's right...sometimes I forget she paints kitties too."
Rupert: "She paints almost everything, Leeroy. She just specializes in dogs, cats and horses."
Leeroy: "Show me da kitties!"
Rupert: "Well, the first one is "Bright Eyed Bunny". A beautiful memorial to a dearly missed kitty. She loved to be out in the garden and to be with her special family. She was very loyal and sweet."
Leeroy: "Oh! I like Bunny! She looks like a really nice kitty!"

Rupert: "This next one is "Purrfectly Peej" and she is very shy with new people. She lives with lots of other kitties in a really fun, kitty friendly home. There are posts they can climb and special shelves they can walk along! Oh! And there's a rabbit too!"
Leeroy: "They are so lucky! I wanna go see!!"

Rupert: " And there's also "Thomas & Riley". They love to snuggle up together, just like us Leeroy!"
Leeroy: "Yay! Snuggles! I love seeing all the kitties!"

Rupert: "Me too! It does put me in a snuggling mood...."
Leeroy: "I'm up for that! Let's go find our kitty brother, Tadd...I am sure he has a spot warmed up for us!"

Monday, July 7, 2008

We LOVE summer! Yippeeeeee!!!

Rupert: "Summer is our absolute FAVORITE time of year! I just can't contain myself!"
Leeroy: "We have been busy! And enjoying the sunshine!"
Rupert: "I still have dreams about Woofstock. There were so many other dogs and treats and things to sniff. We will definitely go again next year."

Leeroy: "We saw LOTS of other iggies like us and I even met my brother Dasher! In the photo below, he is on the left and I am on the right. Turns out I was the runt of the litter....Dash is alot bigger than me."

Rupert: "I was the biggest iggy! Yippee! I win!"
Leeroy: "It was a contest?"
Rupert: "Dunno.....what I do know is that I felt like royalty all weekend! We stayed in the King Edward hotel and were pampered! We had our own gift bags, bowls brought to the room and could wander the halls whenever we wanted! Kellie even let me wear her slippers! The bathrobe was too big though...."

Leeroy: "The California king was the perfect size for sleeping in! We had such a fun time!"
Rupert: "I liked the revolving glass door in the lobby - wheeeeeee, it went round and round and round!"
Leeroy: "Hey, this week's painting is "Fiesty Fritz!" - he lives in Toronto. We kept an eye out for him at Woofstock but we didn't get to meet him."

Rupert: "The background was inspired by Fritz's parents love for France and deep blues and tomato oranges."
Leeroy: "I heard Fritz is pretty sneaky....he loves to snatch school lunches from backpacks! That gives me some ideas!"
Rupert: "Yeah....I saw you practicing and trying to sneak those liver treats out of the cupboard......but you got busted....amateur! Hahahaha!"
Leeroy: "Let's go practice some more.....can you help me? Think of all those new treats that came home with us from Woofstock!"
Rupert: "Yum, I'm in....let's go!"