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, April 22, 2010

Some green for Earth Day



I've been MIA from the blogosphere, but hard at work behind the scenes. Here are my three most recent portraits, all with green backgrounds. Green is my go-to background color. I'm an art teacher by day, so please indulge me while I extol the virtues of green: it is the complimentary (opposite/most contrasting) color to red. Brown is close to red on the color wheel, so green is also complimentary to brown. Since most dogs are at least a little bit brown, they tend to pop against a green background. Class dismissed! Hee hee.

The black and white beauty is Holly, a Border Collie mix. The brown and white fellow is Quincy, a magnificent mixed breed whom I happen to adore. Both of these paintings are part of my 30-in-30 project. [I'm really, REALLY behind on this project, but I'm doing my best to get all 30 portraits done by early May.] The middle portrait is of Kai the Golden Retriever and Stoney the Chihuahua. This portrait was commissioned by Megan, as a gift to her parents. Kai is their dog and Stoney is Megan's dog. Both are handsome boys—a joy to paint!

Did you notice? I dropped the "blog" from my URL. This here site is officially iheartdogsstudio.com. Woo hoo! The website makeover is almost complete...

UPDATE: The painting of the Border Collie mix (top photo) is now for sale right here.
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