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, May 16, 2010

30 in 30: Phase 2 Week 22: Spirit

My 30-in-30 project is in the home stretch (thankfully!)
I wanted to complete the project by May 9...but that didn't happen. My new goal is to wrap it up in the month of May. With Spirit now in the "done" column, I have eight paintings left, and they are all in progress. I'm gettin' there...

This handsome fellow is Spirit, a Border Collie that belongs to John, my friend and former co-worker. John and I go way back to our days of working at an art store near Princeton, NJ. I miss that store. I worked there in college, then a few years later they became my client, then for years I taught drawing classes, artsy birthday parties, and youth art camp there. The store closed, but not before I loaded up on super-reduced art supplies. I now wish I bought more! Thank you, John, for participating in my project. I hope you like my portrait of Spirit!

UPDATE: This painting is for sale right here.

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