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

Monday, June 4, 2007

14 years later...

I just dug up this etching I did in college. It's called "Frustration," dated 1993. I absolutely love love love printmaking. Something about scratching into a zinc plate is so mesmerizing. And dunking the plate in acid is fun, too. Sniff; I miss it.

I'm not sure how I got the idea for this design, but I remember that it cracked me up. If anyone told me then that 14 years later—at at age 33—I'd be making a (partial) living out of drawing dogs, I never would've believed them. Funny how life surprises you.
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