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

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A gift for a Pioneer Woman

Do you know the Pioneer Woman? If not, you should. If you've caught her on TV, read her cookbook, or visited her website I'm sure you are a fan like me. She is a warm, funny, down-to-earth, lovely, sweet person whom I wish I knew for real. After trying a few of her recipes, I wanted to hug her. After delving into her story about how she met and married her husband, I wanted to high-five her. After reading some of her Photoshop tutorials, I wanted to invite her to NJ to be a guest speaker to my students. After learning how much of an animal (especially dog) lover she is, I wanted to paint a portrait for her. So I did. Of her Foxhound named Hamilton. I sent it out to her in Oklahoma as a gift. I hope she likes it! Thanks, Ree, for being such a source of inspiration and deliciousness!

UPDATE: I shipped the portrait to her....and never heard a thing. I sent a hint that it was coming via email; and since mailing the painting, I mentioned it to her a few times via Twitter. Don't want to bug her too much, for fear of coming off as spammy (at best), or physcho (at worst). I'm bummed. I know I took a big chance just anonymously sending artwork to someone who doesn't know me, and is rapidly becoming a huge celebrity. I kinda regret it, as each one of my paintings is precious to me. Oh well. Not all risks pay off.

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