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, October 22, 2009

30 in 30: Phase 2 Week 2: Bailey

I know, I know. I haven't posted the portrait from Week 1 yet and I've jumped to Week 2. This is for several reasons: 1) I'm still working on Week 1's painting. Maxwell the Poodle is being done in watercolor, and it is very hard for me to keep going with the watercolor and not jump to add colored pencils, which is my normal maneuver. I do intend on using colored pencils sparingly, but for now I'm still painting. 2) The dogs for Week 1 and Week 4 were submitted by the same person (thanks, Brett!), so I want to post them together. Stay tuned!

Bailey is the beloved Golden Retriever of my friend Kelly. I've known Kelly since elementary school—we rode the school bus together for many, many years. We lost touch until recently. I'm happy to be in contact once again, and thrilled to have the opportunity to paint her pup. One of these days, Kel, I'll visit you and Bailey in Vegas! Thanks for contributing to my project!

Current rotation on and off the easel: Max (Week 1's pup), Maxwell (Week 3's pup), Vinny (from my pet portrait trade), and my latest commission (3 dogs on 1 canvas).
I'll be taking commission orders for holiday portraits up til October 31. Get your order/deposit in by this weekend and receive 20% off!

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