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

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Good things in the works

Today I received two rough sketches from the Mystery Artist for the portrait I'm having done for Kevin's Christmas present. The sketches made me so happy; I can't wait to see the progression of the portrait...Then, my wish to do a pet portrait trade came true again. An artist named Michelle contacted me about doing a trade. I worked the drawing of her pooch into my 30 in 30 project (hers is Vinny, which I posted last week). I still need to paint her pup, but she is already done painting Rosie! Her style is really colorful and fun so I can't wait to see what she did with my little Spaniel!

I've done a lot of prep work for Phase 2 of my 30 in 30 project, and I will be painting the first portrait soon. I've also got a commission in the works that I'm really excited about.

What else? Hmm...I can't wait to get my holiday cards printed because they feature Rosie (I'll post them soon). Oh yeah! And I will be launching a new-and-improved version of this here blog. It needs a design overhaul, and I found just the right gal to help me do it. I'm pretty pumped!

New artwork to be posted soon. Until then, enjoy the fall weather!

{The dog pictured here is one I found sleeping among ruins in Corinth, Greece. Kinda makes you want to take a nap in the sun, doesn't it?}

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