Aug 16, 2010

The Blue Dog of Sandestin

George Rodrigue's "Blue Dog", maybe the most famous blue dog in the history of art was the Facebook generated inspiration for my latest painting.

I wanted to do a pop-art style dog portrait and started with a sketch I thought would work well for that style:

I uploaded the sketch on my Facebook profile and asked for input on what color palette I should use. I was thinking about some bright beachy colors but I was not sure which direction to go. I got a lot of great suggestions from Juanita, Sara, Pat and others but when Juanita came back with another suggestion I knew I had to try it: "Oh, do something like the blue dog. The art of George Rodrigue..."

George Rodrigue's "All American Blue Dog"

"The Blue Dog of Sandestin" 8x8 Acrylic canvas panel

Thanks very much for the suggestion Juanita! I could not bring myself to make his snout white but I think he turned out cute any way!
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sassypackrat said...

Super cute!

Kat said...

Very cute. I especially like the last one.

Hoping to see you tomorrow at lunch.


FunkyFolky said...

Robin, you get better with each painting. I love the colors!

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