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

Sunday, December 26, 2010

For Christmas

30/30 Week 8's portrait revealed: Gracie
I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful holiday. I am!

Gracie's portrait has been finished for weeks, but I kept it secret until now because it was purchased as a Christmas present. I knew Gracie personally; she was a sweetheart. Her dad's family and my family have been friends for over 30 years. Sadly, Gracie crossed the rainbow bridge just a few weeks ago. So I'm certain that it was a bittersweet moment for Matt to open up this present on Christmas morning. His sweet fiancé Toby, who was so excited to have me paint her two dogs (Maggie and Otis), bought Gracie's portrait first, so that Matt would have a reminder of his little girl. Thank you, Toby and Matt, for contributing to my project. I hope the portrait makes you smile. Know that it was painted with love and good thoughts of my favorite bulldog!

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