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, August 25, 2011

30 Dogs Week 24: Julep

I love this dog's name! I've never tried the drink she is named after, but I want to. At the Kentucky Derby. With a huge, obnoxious hat on my head. But I digress...Julep is my first German Shorthaired Pointer! Long ago, I asked my students if they had any good photos of their dogs for me to borrow. Sweet Emily came through with pics of Julep. Back then, I didn't have many clients, as I was just starting out. So, to build a portfolio, I created portraits of dogs based on photos I took, or that friends/family gave me. Before long, business picked up and I neglected those suddenly not-so-needed photos. But I never forgot about Julep. So, when I was planning this round of 30 Dogs in 30 Days/Weeks, I put Julep into the rotation....then told Emily about it.

Thank you, Emily, for giving me those photos so long ago, and for being one of my best students EVER. I hope you like Julep's portrait!

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