She Always Has Me on Her Mind

She Always Has Me on Her Mind  2001 Acrylic on canvas 16x20 inches (Location:  New Orleans)

She Always Has Me on Her Mind
2001
Acrylic on canvas
16×20 inches
(Location: New Orleans)

For Rodrigue, the Blue Dog, as it exists on his canvas, rarely referenced a real dog. Rather, it was an interesting shape he used with other shapes or in multiples, providing infinite combinations. With every painting, he created a unique world on his canvas. It’s for this reason that, even after hundreds of paintings, he remained fascinated with the Blue Dog (or, similarly, the Oak Tree).

“I’m an abstract artist who happens to paint things people recognize,” said George Rodrigue about his work.