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
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I planned on creating doggy Christmas cards this year. But with the craziness that has been my life over the last few months, there just wasn't the time. So instead I dug out one of my very favorite pieces: an illustration from my Velveteen Rabbit series, dated 1995.
I consider myself a well-read person. Of all the books I've ever read, I keep coming back to my childhood favorite: The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams. It is a close tie with Wuthering Heights as my all-time favorite book. I just love it. So I'm excited to share my illustration in the form of a Christmas card this year.
These cards are available in my Etsy shop.