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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kaleigh, Diego, and Skylar

30 Dogs:
Weeks 13, 14, & 15
I'm halfway there!
I'm so excited to be (almost) finished these three dogs, that I'm posting about it before the third one's complete! For the first time, I have a 30 Dogs participant submit three dogs to my project. That person is Sheri. She is a super sweet woman who told me lovely stories about how her dogs came into her life and what they mean to her. How could I not accept all three submissions? Not to mention the fact that her dogs are absolutely gorgeous. And it also doesn't hurt that many of the photos were taken by pet photographer and artist Jill Beninato. Sheri found out about my project through my friend and fellow pet artist, Rebecca, who herself created portraits of Kaleigh, Diego and Skylar. I took cues from some of the colors in Rebecca's portraits. All three dogs were smiling in those portraits, so I went with serious expressions in mine. I hope you like them, Sheri! Thanks for taking part in my project!

The completion of these portraits marks the halfway mark for 30 Dogs in 30 Days/Weeks. WHEW! I'm a bit behind, but I'm confident that I'll get caught up and meet my goal of finishing by week 30. The next 15 portraits will include more oils, more of my new obsession—acrylic + fine patterned paper, and various other media, including....wait for it....a glass tile mosaic! Woo hoo!

I'd like to welcome anybody who is new to my website, especially those who found out about me through Camp Bow Wow in Cherry Hill, NJ. It is a great doggie camp; my mom brings Abby there a lot. Thanks for stopping by!
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