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, November 5, 2010

Daisy Lu Lu

30/30 Week 4
This is my third dog named Daisy, but I love the Lu Lu part! I'm on a roll with the acrylic-and-paper-collage thing. Here is the latest: a Boxer named Daisy among, well, daisies! To be honest, the flowers on the gorgeous Japanese paper are supposed to be chrysanthemums, but I think they look like daisies, so I went with it. This portrait is my 4th completed painting in my 30 dogs project. By now I should be posting the 7th(!!!) finished portrait. But a nasty cold-turned-bronchitis halted any art production and put me way behind. I'm getting caught up, as I have about 5 portraits in progress right now.

Back to Daisy. She is the canine daughter of my friend Megan, whom I've known for 30+ years. Megan is a former neighbor and babysitter. Her parents and my parents are close friends. I don't get to see Megan much, but thanks to Facebook, I get the pleasure of her always positive, inspiring observations on just how beautiful life is. You always make me smile, Megan...and I hope this portrait of Daisy makes you smile for a long time! Thanks for participating in my project!

UPDATE: This painting has been framed, and is now for sale right here.
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