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
Friday, June 22, 2007
I've been working so long on this project that I am so excited to post it. This is a ceramic tile mosaic of two English Cocker Spaniels named Butter and Tosh. My client, Carol Ann, commissioned this portrait as a gift to her son, who owns the dogs. Carol Ann speaks so highly of these dogs (both rescued from a shelter), that I can't wait to see her reaction when I hand the mosaic to her.
In between commissions, I'm working on a series of small (8" x 10") breed paintings, which will be for sale on my newly created Etsy store. I couldn't resist using one of these dogs for such a painting!
We've got gorgeous weather here in New Jersey. Hope the sun is shining where you are!