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, June 25, 2010

30 in 30: Phase 2 Week 27: Tanner

Tanner wants a belly rub! This portrait of an adorable Vizsla is the largest (24"x18") in my 30-in-30 series. It is also one of my favorites. The photo that inspired the painting was taken by my friend Eileen, who contributed a whopping five photos to my project. Actually, she gave me a lot more photos, but 1/6 of the portraits in this series (Penny, Ceili, Hannah, Tanner, and the soon-to-be-revealed Hoss) are thanks to her photo submissions. The lengths Eileen will go to help out her artist friend are amazing: she literally hopped over her fence to go into her neighbor's backyard and snap some pics of Tanner. Once again, thank you, Eileen! I have one more painting from an Eileen photograph to go; I've made her wait for this one, as it is the photo of her own dog. There is a reason I saved it for last....you'll see.

Three more to go and I hope by the end of the day, it will only be two!

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