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

Sunday, October 19, 2008

FurBall prize painting!


Leeroy: "Hey, Rup, did you see the frost on the grass this morning?"
Rupert: "Unfortunately. Did you see how I didn't want to walk in it?"
Leeroy: "Yeah...it's pretty sad."
Rupert: "At least these last few days we've been able to find indoor sunpatches and we get to wear our doodle dog shirts."
Leeroy: "I got a special parcel in the mail this week with some warm cozies! Now I don't have to borrow yours anymore. Jane made me some awesome fleecies, can't wait to show you!"
Rupert: "Oh, that's real nice...use my stuff, even pee on it and then get yourself some brand new stuff. Thanks alot!"
Leeroy: "Um...jealous much?"
Rupert: " Anyways.....look at this week's artwork. It's for the winners of the Ottawa Humane Society's FurBall prize!"

Leeroy: "Very beachy!"
Rupert: "It's of Dora the beautiful Golden Retriever. Her and her family have recently moved to the east coast and she loves the water so the background incorporates that. Also, Dora loves her frisbee and wearing her hot pink bandana! Kellie got to meet her before they moved away."
Leeroy: "Maybe someday we'll get to meet her. She's so pretty!"
Rupert: "That would be amazing. I'd love to run with her on the beach, watch the sunset over the ocean while holding paws, skinny dip together."
Leeroy: "Calm down, bro. You've never even met her!"
Rupert: "But I can tell that she is wonderful. And a boy can dream, right?"
Leeroy: "Sure, you're so good at keeping it real. That's why I love ya."

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


Rupert: "So, Leeroy, did you recover from your bathtime tantrum last week?"
Leeroy: "Very funny....let's not talk about it, let's talk about how nice it has been these last few days and how much fun we have at the dog park!"
Rupert: "You're right, this weekend we are so thankful for all this warm sunshine."
Leeroy: "I am also thankful that I don't have to wear my sweater at the dog park today!"
Rupert: "This weekend is also Greyhounds Reach the Beach at Dewey, Delaware. Kellie went last year and couldn't make it this year but she has promised that she is going next year and that WE CAN GO TOO!!!"
Leeroy: "ROADTRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Rupert: "But we have to wait til next year. Kellie did send down an original painting for the Greyhounds in Art Show at Greyhounds Reach the Beach. It's called "Houndstooth Hound" and measures 20" x 24". The proceeds of her donated artwork along with other raffle items will be going towards greyhound cancer research!"

Leeroy: "I can't wait to go to Dewey next year, Kellie says it is a magical place. Everytime she thinks about being there she feels true bliss. The beach, the sand, the ocean and the hounds! We are thinking about Julie of Chilly Dogs, Sue of Urban Dog Photog and Char of Around the Hounds who drove down to participate. Hope they have alot of fun!"
Rupert: "How can they not? I know Kellie is wishing she was there with them but I am thankful she is with us this weekend!"
Leeroy: "Me too, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!"

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Crack out the Rain Gear....Fall is Here!


Rupert: "Hey, all.....I'll be the first to let you know that I am no fan of cold weather. I am very sad to see summer go and my sunbathing time shortened every day. There is still lots to do outside, lots of places to sniff and friends to play with. Last weekend we had so much fun at the new Bark and Fitz location in Kanata! We saw Liz from the Ottawa Dog Blog and she took lots of pictures from the day! We got treats and a new toy too.
Kellie wanted me to let you know that she is heading to Montreal this Saturday, October 4th for an outdoor Pet Fair and Adoption event called "Pawfect Match". She will have some of her artwork there and is making the journey with fab friend photographer Suzanne Bird! The event is from 11am to 4pm - you should go!
Also, Kellie has a small show on for the next couple of months at Baker Bob's gallery in the bustling downtown of Almonte. What beats dogs and fresh baking? You can even see my portrait there!
One last thing for today....the artwork for this week! It's "Baby Babs"! This cutie's portrait was a surprize birthday gift! Babs really needs to lend me some of her fur. She is so pretty!

Well, I'm off to the dogpark....the sun is trying to shine so I better go catch it. Oh, if you're wondering where Leeroy is, he's "indisposed" - that's what Kellie said. All I know is that he got into something he shouldn't have and is now having a bath! Hahaha...sucker!
See you all next time."