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, May 13, 2011

Change of plans

"Naughty or Nice?": My submission for a "naughty"
dog-themed wine label contest
Thank you, again, to everyone who took a moment to vote for the sketch I should use for my submission to the Dog Art Today/Mutt Lynch Winery label contest. I started the painting...but couldn't finish it in time. Well, I could, but that would involve me stressing myself out. A lot. On a Friday night after a long work week. In a desperate attempt to make the deadline at midnight. No good; I had to come up with a Plan B.

You see, after three bouts of stress- and sleep deprivation-related illness this fall/winter, I'm no longer willing to stress myself out for the sake of artwork (which is why my 30 Dogs project is taking forEVER). I'm learning to put myself first when I need to. So, therefore, I decided to shelf the sketch of the Poodle (perhaps I'll use it in a future contest) and, instead, choose an existing painting from my repertoire to submit. I think this painting of Halo is a funny twist on the "naughty" theme. At least it gives me a chuckle.

Be good to yourself this weekend.
I'll be back to let you know when the contest voting is open!
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