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, March 16, 2008

Dog silhouettes

I've wanted to do a series of dog silhouettes for a while. Finally, here are the first three: Great Dane, Bracco Italiano, and Doberman Pinscher. I love the old-fashioned profile silhouettes. Traditionally, they are made with cut paper. I’m pretty good with scissors, but I’m better with a paintbrush. And my silhouettes feature dogs instead of humans. I have several more breeds in the works. It's a nice change of pace to work in only two colors and to be so precise. If these don't sell, I just might have a wall o' dog silhouettes. But hopefully they will find good homes. They are available in my shop. {UPDATE: some nice lady bought all three!}
Painting will take another hiatus, but this one will be brief. I leave for a 10-day trip to Greece on Wednesday. Woo hoo!
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