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
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I was going through some old stuff and I came across some drawings made for me by former students. I've taught so many little kids, between my many years of summer Art Camp to my elementary school student teaching placement. I miss the little kids now that I teach high schoolers. The drawing above was made by a boy named Devon. I have no idea when it was made, but it was well before i heart dogs studio was born; way before I ever imagined creating a pet portrait business. Now that I am a dog artist and dog mom, I especially love this picture. I plan on keeping it for a long time.
I'm almost finished a portrait of Priscilla the Bulldog. She is a beauty and I can't wait to finish and post it!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!