Since "Magnificent Mutt," my submission for the 2010 Mutt Lynch Winery/Dog Art Today wine label contest, was posted, a lovely little thing happened. Thrice! Three women—one in California, one in Oregon, and one in Florida—contacted me to order a print of the painting, and also to show me pictures of their dogs that look JUST LIKE the dog in the painting. This would be a ho-hum little factoid if it was a painting of a purebred dog; it's the mutt factor that makes this so cool.
5/26 UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who voted for "Magnificent Mutt." I appreciate your support. I didn't make it into the Top Ten this year, but some fabulous artwork did. I'm bummed, but it is lovely to know that my submission is appreciated by friends and strangers alike! To thank you, I'll be offering my own contest, of the GIVEAWAY kind, very soon...
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