Saturday, April 18, 2009

Our Masterpiece

Remember this watercolor painting that was done by 16-year old Victoria of dad and his Indian Chief motorcycle? It has a permanent home in dad's workshop and it gets many compliments from everyone who sees it! We were a wee bit jealous that she painted dad and not us so mom wrote to Victoria and asked her if she'd paint us!
Mom has always loved this painting and she has tried many times to get Mitch to stick his head out the door so that we could both be in the photo together on the sidebar of our blog!But this is not Mitch's style! If mom calls him from other side of the door, he plows through it! He doesn't peek out like a gentleman and stand posed next to me like mom would like him to do!
We can't tell you how many times mom has tried to get the photo that she wants!

Well, no more worries!
Victoria has painted the masterpiece that mom has always wanted! TADA!
We are absolutely ecstatic and thrilled beyond words! She has the masterpiece she has always wanted in oil! Thank you so very much, Victoria! You are such a talented and gifted artist! We just LOVE your work!

So until next time..................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Suzuki said...

Awwww it's beautiful :)
Big licks to you

Princess Patches said...

Oh our doGness! It is GORGEOUS! Miss Victoria has painted the perfect pawtrait of both of you! She is VERY talented!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Penny said...

Wow their doggietastic! They looked soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo real and beautiful,What an amazing artist,Victoria.=] And you to look amazing in it.
Lots of Sloppy licks,Penny.=]

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Both of the paintings are so beautiful. Victoria really is talented. We need to have an artist paint us - Mom can never get all of us together in a picture.

Say 'arrrrooo' to your little Scottish neighbor for us.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Mack said...

What a talented lady! We have always admired the picture of Mags peeking through the door!

Martha said...

That is a really great painting - we love it! We would love to get one done.
Martha & Bailey xx

Niamh said...

What an amazing painting but of course Victoria had two gorgeous models!!! I can see why your mom is so happy with it.

Your friend,

Dexter said...

That is a very nice painting. Looks like you both really want to get in to the workshop.


Checkers & Chess said...

What a beautiful painting of beautiful dogs -
That is a very talented young artist

tula monstah said...

wroo wrooo-- very cool paintings:) love how your expressions are captured in it too! big kisses to your artiste!


Gus said...

wwwwroooo...great portrait.

gussie n teka

Anonymous said...'s perfect! Congratulations!

See ya!

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

we love the painting!!

slurpy licks,

Anonymous said...

Wow! Victoria is a great artist! I love the pic. :-)

Sniffs and licks,


Faya said...

Victoria is a great artist ! It is fantastic...
Kisses, Faya

hkairedalespack said...

Wonderful paintings. Miss Victoria is highly talented.
Hugs, Miley


it is awsome and beautiful painting, love it....really so nice. Wish Victoria can piant me and my sister dollar, haha...

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I don't think I khould evfur paw enough words to say how khool AND beaWOOtiful that painting is!


Tank woo fur sharing it!

PeeEssWoo: Please pass along a khompliment full of khysses fur/from ME!

The Army of Four said...

That is GORGEOUS! And so very special! It's just totally perfect. The artist is only 16?!?! That's simply amazing! She is one very gifted young lady! Woo!

Joe Stains said...

It is absolutely perfect!! She did a wonderful job. You guys have so much cool art work in your house!!

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
We have always loved that photo of you.
The painting makes it complete and is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
She is a faboolous awtist!
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

I love Victoria's painting!
It is beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

Finni said...

Wow. That is beautiful! Victoria really is very talented!

Mum says Nelly is really difficult to photograph too. Whenever mum tries to get her to look up or at mum she immediately gets up and comes tailwagging to her. On the upside her recall is extremely good.

Finni & Nelly xx

Linda said...

Oh wow! The painting is wonderful. Now you have Mitch in the picture too. Victoria does such a great job. Now did your Mama hang the painting beside the actual door??? hehehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Brind'Amour Clumbers said...

WOW! That's really awesome! What can I say.... but, WOW!


the many Bs said...

hi kiddos, that IS a MASTERPIECE. it's beautiful. we have always admired that picture on your sidebar, and now you have it preserved forever in a real oil painting with Mitch too! that's really precious. you will treasure that forever. you are two famous dogs.


Hector and Lola said...

WOW! Victoria must be VERY, VERY, VERY, talented!!! That picture is beautiful! -Hector and Lola

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Maggie and Mitchie...

That portrait of the two of you is pawsitively bootiful!!!!! We love it!!!!!

Wasn't the shower lovely today for Miss Myrna...the wheelies looked pasitively bootiful in their spring finery!!!! We're going to have the film developed by Wheelie Wednesday too...Miss Enid told us that's when Miss Autumn is postin' her pix!!!

Love to you both!!!


Jans Funny Farm said...

What a neat painting. Victoria is a good artist.

The Bumpass Hounds said...

That is very cool dudes. Ms. Victoria is a very talented artist.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Maggie and Mitch,
Please help!
Axl, Autumn's little brother has accidently bumped his head and has been very sick after that: vomit, seizure, hasn't eaten for a week, please, I'm begging you to visit Autumn's blog to support her and sending positive power to help for a good recovery!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Mango, Ximui and Chubs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my, that painting is beyond fantasic! What a nice job she did !
I can see why your mommie is so happy.
Fabulous job!
Look at your sweet souls!

Teddy Bear said...

What a masterpiece! Victoria did a pawesome job!

Teddy Bear

Amber and Nala said...

That is SO cool! Your Mom sure knows some very creative and talented people. :)


Thor and Jack said...

What a beautiful painting of you two!
Victoria is very talented!


Snowball said...

Wow! What a beautiful painting. Victoria is a very gifted artist!


Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Maggie & Mitch
No wonder your mum's thrilled to bits, that painting is pawesome. We've always loved that photo of Maggie too.
Victoria sure is a talented young artist!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a beautiful picture.. Mom will treasure that forever..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Patience-please said...

Well done! That young artist has quite the future ahead of her!

wags from the expanded waggle of whippets

Hollie and Janie said...

That Victoria is very talented! You guys look wonderful!! I am so happy for your mom, too! A perfect 'dale painting!!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

wow! Twice as nice!

I am back, but it is taking my Jeannie some time to get over her jet lag, so please be patient!

23 hours one way to Aus, and 23 hours back to Scotland, in two weeks, in some going!

lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Wow! Truly beautiful!!
You two look great in oils.

Thanks for my review, I loved reading it and Mum did too!
~lickies, Ludo

Kirby said...

What a wonderful painting! I just love how Victoria put the two of you together like that. Just too cute!!!!

Your pal,

Lacy said...

w00f's, wow, what a bute ti ful painting...she did a pawtastic job..

b safe,

TwoSpecialWires said...

Wow! What a pawsome painting!!!! We are very happy you've got a friend who is so talented and so kind to paint it for you! That's a treasure.

We know about the simultaneous posing. Jake's a natural in front of the camera, but can be sort of impulsive if I'm around. I'm camera shy. Put us together, and it can be a challenge.

Thanks for stopping by to wish me a happy birthday! It was a great day. It made me very happy, and now I've very very tired. Time to go to bed.

Fergi (and Jake)

Huskee and Hershey said...

OMdoG... that is lovely!! Victoria is sooooo talented for someone so young!! **totally impressed**
I am sure your mommy is soooooo pleased with the painting..

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Sorry for not visiting sooner! My gosh, that portrait of you two is just GORGEOUS!!! Love it so much! Victoria sure has a great talent...*grins* Did you hang it right smack in the middle of the living room? hehe!


Kelly said...

What a talented friend you have in Victoria!!! It is such a gift to be able to envision and create such beautiful art!!!!! How wonderful!!!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh!
it is beyond fabulous!
i am so excited for you! what a treasure!


Simba and Jazzi said...

Just dropping by to say hello and catch up with your blog.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Comet said...

Victoria is very talented. What a beautiful picture. So glad your mom got the "shot" she wanted. We wonder if Victoria can paint a whole bunch of pictures of us - then the girl won't chase us with the camera. hehehe.

Fred said...

Neat-o! What a great painting!

Allison Walton said...

Wow--what a fabulous gift! And so thoughtful! Make sure you find a very special spot for it!

Gus and Waldo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

What a lovely painting of you two. Victoria is very talented. Is she a local girl?
XO-BabyRD & Hootie

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
We love the painting by Victoria. You both look so cute peeking around the door.
Love Ruby & Penny

Girasol said...

that is so beautiful!!!

Peanut said...

That is so great. Glad your mom could get what she wanted

erin said...

Maggie & Mitch,
You look fabulous in that painting!

Unknown said...

That is pawesome!!! What a wonderful young talent. We hope she keeps this up!