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


Thursday, September 24, 2009

30 in 30: Phase 1 Week 3—Wow, this takes discipline!

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Week 3 was TOUGH. Am I crazy for choosing September to do a drawing a day? Switching gears from summer break to teaching makes for a very tired arteest! On more than one occasion, I went to bed without drawing a dog, which meant a lot of doubling-up on other days. But I'm determined to get the 7 done by the end of each week.....This week featured some cuties, which, once I could find the time, were a pleasure to sketch.

Thanks to those who have contributed photos. I have more than 30 at this point, so I've had to turn some people down recently. I appreciate the support!

Recently I received two e-mails from up-and-coming pet portrait artists who each said that I am inspiring them. Woo hoo! That is so cool! It's extra special because not too long ago, I was just starting this business and a very special artist was an inspiration to me. She has been incredibly gracious and generous with her kind words and sound advice, and she continues to inspire me. I'm happy to pay it forward!

Ready for their close-up: Tanner the Viszla, Brutus the Black Lab, Quincy the Mutt, Kirby the Shih Tzu, Holly the Border Collie mix, Vinny the Labradoodle, and Molly the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. (Hey! Five out of the seven names end in "y"!)

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