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, October 8, 2007

Introducing Abby


As my family anxiously awaits the arrival of my twin nephews, we have a new addition of the canine variety. This is my mom's new dog, Abby. Isn't that the cutest face? I can't stand it! Abby is a Zuchon, which is a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Bichon. I'd never heard of this hybrid before, but I'm an instant fan because Abby is just precious!

This weekend as I was exhibiting at a craft show, I had Abby with me. She was a huge hit! Everyone wanted to pet her, kiss her, hold her,...even buy her! I can't say that she boosted my sales, but she definitely drove traffic into my tent.

I'll elaborate more on the craft show later....and soon I'll post my latest commission—Buster the Lab.
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