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, July 1, 2011

30/30 Week 20: Boon

It's been nearly three months since I finished a painting. It feels good to get back in the saddle! Here is Boon, the gorgeous black Lab. Thank you to Mary, Boon's mom, for participating in my project! I hope you like the portrait, Mary!

How cool is the paper in the background? I got it, of course, from Paper Source (that rhymed!). But here's where I got tricky: what you are looking at is actually the underside of the paper! The front is really copper-y, and while I lovelovelove it, I thought it was a bit too bright/metallic. So I flipped it. I'm a crafty girl, I tell ya.

There are ten portraits left to be painted in this round (a.k.a. the LAST round) of 30 Dogs. Five of them are partially finished. I hope to be an art-making machine during July and finish strong (albeit very late). I also have three portraits to create for contest winners. Here's to a busy summer!
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