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, September 6, 2009


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...
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