Blue Dog Love

Overview

Love springs forth from the most curious places, and for George Rodrigue and his wife, Wendy, love came, quite literally, from out of the Blue. Through the words and images in this colorful collection of all-new Blue Dog paintings emerges a love story for all ages: how a painter found his muse, and how one woman found her way into the heart and soul of the Blue Dog Man.

Blue Dog Love is George and Wendy Rodrigue's valentine to each other and to the world. Wendy shares her ...

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Overview

Love springs forth from the most curious places, and for George Rodrigue and his wife, Wendy, love came, quite literally, from out of the Blue. Through the words and images in this colorful collection of all-new Blue Dog paintings emerges a love story for all ages: how a painter found his muse, and how one woman found her way into the heart and soul of the Blue Dog Man.

Blue Dog Love is George and Wendy Rodrigue's valentine to each other and to the world. Wendy shares her recollections of falling in love-both with the artist and with his creations-and George tells his own side of the story, explaining how his love for Wendy became the inspiration behind the 50 exuberant Blue Dog paintings and prints contained in this book.

For longtime fans of Blue Dog, Blue Dog Love is an indispensable new chapter in the ever-evolving Blue Dog story. For anyone who has ever fallen in love, it is a romance in words and pictures that's both inspiration and revelation.

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Editorial Reviews

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Discover love and romance, Blue Dog style! Louisiana artist George Rodrigue lets his playful Blue Dog paintings tell the story of how he fell in love in this delightful book. Blue Dog Love, like Rodrigue's previous book, A Blue Dog Christmas, is a personal, inspiring story, illustrated with the artist's unique work. In alternating chapters, Rodrigue and his wife Wendy recount the tale of their first meeting, their eccentric courtship, and their marriage in New Iberia, Louisiana. With a soft red velvet cover and colorful paintings on nearly every page, this book makes a wonderful gift for loved ones.
Publishers Weekly
Cajun artist George Rodrigue has painted the Blue Dog (derived from the Loup-Garou of Cajun folklore) in innumerable situations, and the dog's friendly if somewhat haunted aspect has enchanted viewers endlessly. Following Blue Dog, Blue Dog Man, Blue Dog Christmas and other titles, Blue Dog Love presents more than 50 previously unpublished Blue Dog paintings, accompanied by Wendy Rodrigue's remarks on meeting and falling in love with the artist. Sales of this book, which has a red velour cover with a heart-shaped cutout whence Blue Dog peers, should peak around Valentine's Day, but a 22-city author tour should bolster sales this fall. (Oct. 9) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416100256
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

George Rodrigue
George Rodrigue is the creator of Blue Dog, now an international pop icon. He maintains three galleries: one in New Orleans, Louisiana, one in Lafayette, Louisiana, and one in Carmel, California. For many years, he has visited with school groups across the United States.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 10
Chapter 1 Out of the Blue 22
Chapter 2 Big Trouble 38
Chapter 3 Looks Like Love Came over Me 64
Chapter 4 Just in Time 82
Epilogue 102
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