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, May 31, 2009

Rosie the water dog

Kevin and I love the ocean. It was a big part of our childhoods, especially for him as he grew up in a beach town. We now live 20 minutes from the beach, and we are sure to go every weekend during the summer. Soooo, when we considered adopting a dog, one of our big hopes was that we'd get one that loves the ocean. And our dream came true! Rosie is definitely a water dog (it's the Springer in her). She loves to jump waves and swim. She is great at retrieving the balls that daddy throws into the water. Watching her doggie paddle is so cute! We also live near a lake, where we like to kayak. She has a blast there, too. We couldn't be happier!

I have been a blogging slacker this month. Trying hard to find time to paint, but coming up short. Now that June is here I will have a lot more time for art making. I better! I've got a backlog going on: TWO Basset Hounds, a Maltese, a Yorkie, and the first portrait of Rosie are all in the works! Whew!
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