In the artist’s chair sits the Blue Dog like a person —like the artist himself. Painted in a uniform bright blue, the dog contrasts with the painterly, more natural world around it. The easel holds a typical, yet unfinished early Rodrigue landscape painting. Through the window is a finished landscape, full of color and hope, like a brand new day.
“Sometimes I incorporate the Blue Dog with the old Cajun landscape that I used to paint. But I put a new twist on it, relating the contemporary Blue Dog to the old style. I like to look back…
“Unlike the black bayous and dark trees of my early Cajun paintings, I use color to reflect a modern Louisiana. In the art world, the use of color, especially flat, bright color, is modern in the Pop Art vein. I contrast the two styles, making both the dog and the overall composition more important.” -G.R.
About this special and traditional print-making process, Rodrigue explained, “Unlike my silkscreens, this print comes from an original painting. I also worked with fifteen other artists and craftsmen to make this happen. Each person specializes in a different field including separating the colors, etching the stone, and hand-printing the colors individually, layered one on top of the other, creating a continuous tone image similar to an original painting.”
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All prints sold directly by the Rodrigue Estate are also accompanied with a certificate of authenticity indicating the number of the print purchased from the estate.