RIP George Rodrigue aka “The Blue Dog Artist”

All dog lovers are feeling blue today with the passing of George Rodrigue, a real giant in the dog art world, who created the infamous “Blue Dog” paintings. His canine-colored career were also one of the inspirations for my novel, It’s Just A Dog.

To find out more about this New Orleans painter who brought dog art to the masses, please take some time to check out his work at his official website, GeorgeRodrigue.com. Pic courtesy of Mrs. Allen’s Art Room blog.

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The Dog Painter President?

I’m not a big political hound — but what about ex-Prez George W. Bush’s newfound vocation as a dog painter? Judging by his touching portrait of ex-first dog, Barney, that’s something that all It’s Just A Dog fans could support!

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