There is a story behind that painting. My husband and I had taken a trip to New Orleans to attend a wedding in Biloxi. This was before t he kids arrived in our lives. We had a blast while there. While walking down the street we happened past the art studio of George Rodrigue, we had never heard of him before this trip but apparently he's quite famous. Mark fell over laughing at the dog's mesmerized eyes. We joked almost the whole weekend about the story behind this dog's eyes. We finally decided the dog was tripping on acid. ha! I snuck back to the studio to buy one for my husband as a surprise...I planned to hang on to it until his birthday later that year in June.
I was surprised to find how much even the smallest of these "Blue Dog" paintings cost! So instead of buying one, I painted a knock-off for him. That's what is hanging in my son's room. It is NOT a Rodrigue original...just a Jennifer-knockoff! And no, I'm not willing to get into the business of making knock-offs... but I am flattered you asked dear reader!