WOOF! Thank you for visiting i heart dogs studio, the home of pet portraits lovingly painted by me, Christine Humphries Throckmorton. Since 2007, I have created custom pet portraits, prints, cards, and more, all featuring lovable canines (and the occasional feline). Scroll down, take a look around, click away. You'll see a wide variety of pet portraits, and get to know a bit about the girl behind the canvas.
PLEASE NOTE: Now that I have a toddler, I am no longer accepting commissions. For now, I am shelving the paintbrushes and just enjoying being MOM. I have a variety of original paintings, prints, and cards available in my shop, however, and there is a lot of dog art to peruse in the pages of this here blog. Enjoy.
“I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings
they can show me in the world.” ~ Samuel Johnson
Sunday, April 15, 2007
My friends Jill and Marc have the coolest Boston Terrier in the world. His name is Bosco. I did this mosaic of Bosco for Jill and Marc's wedding present.
Saturday, I spent some time at their house, so I got to visit them.....and my mosaic. I enjoy visiting houses where my artwork lives because I don't hang my art in my own house. Is that weird? Hmm...
Anyway, I had SO MUCH FUN playing with that little cutie patootie. He's my buddy.
Marc is a fantastic photographer, so I used one of his Bosco photos as a reference for my first Boston painting (above). Thanks, Marc! [This painting is now for sale in my Etsy shop.]