It's been a while since I painted a cat. This is only my third portrait of a cat ever. The first one I did for my mom's friend when I was in high school. Little did I know at the time that it would be the first of many pet portraits. I wonder if she still has it. Hmm.... The second cat painting was of my friend Brad's cat, Moo. That portrait happens to be the very first post I did on this blog. Now here is Flash, a very handsome cat with long whiskers. This portrait was commissioned by Laura as a present for her twin sister. Laura has a cat named Mouse, who looks just like Moo, so she bought a print of Moo for herself. And so concludes my cat portrait story. Hee hee.
As I type this, I am quite sick. The last several months have been incredibly busy and stressful and I think my body has finally rebelled. Time to slow down. Catch up on my correspondence with friends (I am soooo behind), write out some Christmas cards, etc. I planned to do a 100% handmade Christmas, but that would have required me to start making gifts in the summer. That didn't happen. Thank goodness for online shopping!
Happy holidays, everyone!
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