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, August 12, 2007

Rupert's Showbiz

That's the name of this adorable Bichon Frise: Rupert's Showbiz. This painting was my first commission through Etsy—woo hoo! I was contacted by Pam, who has FIVE Bichons, all rescued. It was a pleasure getting to know Pam, learning about her dogs, and painting Rupert's Showbiz. It helps when the client provides great photos, and this one takes the cake! Pam also purchased a painting that will be donated to Small Paws Rescue, for use in an auction. Thank you, Pam!
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