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


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Most women like to buy shoes. I like to buy paper.

30/30 Week 12: Bijou
When I saw this dogwood paper, I couldn't resist it. Have I ever mentioned my addiction to Paper Source? It's pretty strong. I spent a fortune on their papers, ribbons, labels, etc. for all of my wedding stuff. Come to think of it, I never posted photos of my wedding invitation suite. I intend to, despite the fact that I got married two YEARS ago! Anyway, when I decided to incorporate paper into several of the portraits for this round of "30 Dogs," I knew exactly where to go for the best papers. This portrait of Bijou is my fourth using PS paper.

As for this dog, Bijou the blue Doberman Pinscher is the canine daughter of my friend and coworker, Lisa. Thank you for participating in my project, Lisa! I hope you like the results!

I'm almost current with my 30 Dogs project. If you read my last post, you'll understand why I'm sort of lagging behind. Three more portraits until I'm at the halfway mark. Five more until I'm all caught up. Chug-chug-chugging along...
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