Now that I am the proud mom of a Springer Spaniel mix, I certainly have an affinity for Springers. So I was really happy to get this commission from my friend Mike, to paint his friends' Springer as a gift. Maddie is adorable and Mike took great shots of her, so it was a real treat to create this portrait. I had fun with the stylized grass background—something different than what I usually do.
I've known Mike over half my life, so I was honored to be commissioned by him. I'm glad you love the painting, Mike...and I hope your friends do, too. Thanks!
NEXT: I'll be posting the drawings from Week 1 of my "30 in 30" project. I missed yesterday's drawing. I brought my stuff to the beach, but was way too busy swatting at the green-head flies that were eating me alive, so no drawing occurred. Today I'll be doubling up to compensate. Wonder how many times that will happen during the month...
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