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

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Maltese + a Pekingese

30 in 30: Phase 2 Weeks 17
and 18: Mia and Hannah
Two little girl dogs for you today: Hannah and Mia. Both are canine nieces of girlfriends of mine (Eileen and Jill), and both of these friends of mine have contributed several photos to my 30-in-30 project. Thank you again, ladies! What can I say? You rock!

Hannah was a challenge to paint, and I can't really say why. The photo was good, and I was excited to paint a Pekingese; I think it was just me. I couldn't get in a groove with it at first. I revisited this painting more than I usually do, and then I needed to just take a break from it. During that break I painted Mia (she was a breeze), and then went back to Hannah and I was much happier with the painting...I wanted to complete these portraits a while ago. Life keeps getting in the way of me keeping up with my (ambitious) painting schedule. I'm still a bit behind, but I'm slowly catching up.

In other news, I decided to finally create a second Etsy shop. In the three years since I've been an Etsy seller, I've gone back and forth with the notion of selling my non-dog artwork in my dog-art-themed shop. I've listed, then unlisted my non-dog artwork in there over and over again. I finally came to the conclusion that I need separate shops in order to feel totally comfortable. So I'm slowly moving stuff over to the new shop. I'll post a link to the new shop soon.

Coming soon: lots more doggie artwork, plus a few other things I have up my sleeve to make this lil' website of mine more interesting.

UPDATE: Both of these paintings are for sale. You can purchase the Maltese painting here, and the Pekingese painting here.

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