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

Friday, October 10, 2008

Muffy and Nicky

This is Muffy the Shih Tzu and her brother, Nicky the Shih Tzu mix. They are my latest portrait commissions. Muffy has an underbite. I love underbites, in both dogs and people. My sister had one and my husband still has one. Elwood has an underbite, too. So cute.

It took a few revisions to get these cuties just right. Revisions can be tricky because of the way I apply my paint. It was definitely a learning experience for which I'm grateful.

Thank you to Geralyn for the commissions. I hope these paintings make you very happy!
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