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

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

30 dogs have been chosen...now it's (almost) time to draw

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the 2010-2011 version of "30 Dogs in 30 Days/Weeks." I received some fantastic pics and this go-round includes some unusual breeds. I'm really excited!

A huge thank you to Rebecca Collins of Art Paw. She gave me the opportunity to be a guest writer on her fantastic blog. My article is a reflection on the recently-completed first try at 30-in-30. Check it out! That article drove a lot of traffic over here, so several of my newest 30-in-30 participants came to me via Rebecca. Thanks, Rebecca!

I was going to begin the 30 days of drawing on August 1. But some unfinished and unexpected personal stuff has me pushing it back a bit. I will begin drawing one dog per day starting August 15. This is also the date that ends my month-long hiatus from painting. Until 8/15, I'll be a busy, busy bee with all sorts of non-art-related things around the house. I miss making art, so I'm very much looking forward to getting my hands dirty again.

The picture above is a sneak peak at the first seven dogs to be drawn. Which name goes with which breed? You'll just have to check back to find out...

[The cool word cloud was made on a very addictive website. Make one for yourself; it's fun!]


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