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, August 5, 2011

Mr. Whippet anxiously awaits his makeover

I bought this Whippet ...um... what's the right word?—"statue" connotes something much larger, while "figurine" connotes something much smaller—STATUETTE (that's it!) from a discount store years ago. I'm not sure what drove me to purchase it, as I have no particular affinity for Whippets. They're cute and I'd love to paint one; but otherwise, I'm indifferent. If I remember correctly, I thought he would make a nice mascot in my studio. But, alas, I've never really had a true studio. I've always had studio spaces. And with a baby coming and rooms in my house being re-desingated, my studio space is getting even smaller. Sigh.

I have no room for Mr. Whippet. So he has simply been sitting in storage. I want to repurpose him. Give him a makeover. He deserves some love. And then, hopefully, I'll sell him to someone who actually hearts the Whippet!

So, this is Mr. Whippet's BEFORE photo. What will become of Mr. Whippet? Stay tuned to find out!

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