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

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat!...but make it treats please!

Leeroy: "Oh, Gahwwwwww.....it's costume time again..."
Rupert: "This is the time of year that we work our hardest for treats, right?"
Leeroy: "Yup - wearing these outfits is even harder than obedience class!"
Rupert: "Does this bunny make my butt look big?"
Leeroy: "No bigger than usual..."
Rupert: "Ok, Chicken Little - go suck an egg."
Leeroy: "If you paid attention, I am a rooster so I don't have any eggs! So there! Maybe you should eat some more carrots to see better!"
Rupert: "Whatever, you still look silly."
Leeroy: "We better get some major treats for this!"
Rupert: "This week's painting is called "Will You, Wiggle?!" and it is of the biggest and bestest chocolate lab Kellie has ever met!"
Leeroy: "Will he what?"
Rupert: "That's the title because it was painted as a surprise wedding gift from a bride to her groom! It was presented to him at the reception! Isn't it neat?!"
Leeroy: "Yeah - did everyone dress up for the wedding?"
Rupert: "Well, sure they did, it's a fancy occassion!"
Leeroy: "Did they dress as chickens or as rabbits?"
Rupert: "Oh, boy, not that kind of dress up.....but let me tell you, if YOU ever get married I will wear the chicken costume....that's a promise!"
Leeroy: "Deal. See everyone next time - kiddies are at the door!!!"

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sun, Sand and Sighthounds!

Leeroy:  "We got back this week from an awesome trip at Greyhounds Reach the Beach in Dewey Beach, Delaware!"
Rupert:  "It was our first time in the United States AND at the ocean!  We had such a blast!"
Leeroy:  "Everyday we hit the beach, dined at dog friendly restaurants, popped into the Greyhounds in Art show, and checked out all the fabulous vendors!"
Rupert:  "We made lots of new friends and want to go back right away..."
Leeroy:  "Two of Kellie's Chakra Hound paintings found new homes.  Watch the SHOP page of the website for prints of the collection available for sale in the next couple of weeks!"
Rupert:  "Here is one of the Chakra Hounds called "Devoted Love".  There were 7 BIG pieces in the collection and hours and hours went into creating them."

Leeroy:  "We can't wait to go back next year and see all our new friends again."
Rupert:  "Thank you all for having us, and for giving us the time of our lives.  Hugs and licks to everyone!"

Monday, October 5, 2009

YO! Dogs!

Leeroy:  "I am very excited to tell you about some things you CAN'T miss!!!  First, Rupert and I are travelling to Greyhounds Reach the Beach from October 7th to the 12th...Kellie has put together a Chakra Hound collection special for the event.  There are 7 huge paintings in the series and you MUST see them at the Greyhounds in Art show!"
Rupert:  "If you are in Dewey Beach for the weekend PLEASE come to the open house where we are staying.  Designer extraordinaire, Char, is having a Dewey Preview party where you can get a first hand look to purchase amazing creations.  It is going to be mind blowing!"
Leeroy:  "Kellie has one of Charly Blair's gorgeous bracelets but I am borrowing it and using it as neckware..."
Rupert:  "Yeah, Kellie wants that back, you know....."
Leeroy:  "I know, maybe tomorrow."
Rupert:  "The other big event is DOGtoberFEST!  Save the date on Sunday, October 25th to bring your dog to this fabulous open house!  Urban Dog Photog, Chilly Dogs and Doodle Dog Paintings have joined forces to bring together an eyeful of inspiration.  Contact Kellie for more information if you would like to attend and there will be more details posted soon!"
Leeroy:  "Rup and I need to get packing, we have never been to the ocean before..."
Rupert:  "I hear we will be seeing hundreds of other sighthounds this weekend!  How exciting!"
Leeroy:  "We love roadtrips!  We will see you all soon!"