We Left Happy Children in San Jose (and Our Hearts at Mountain Winery)

To be honest, we wondered if anyone would show up at the tiny independent children’s bookstore Hicklebees in the community of Willow Glen in San Jose, California. We’d never visited the store before, and it had been years since we’d had a book event on the West Coast. So imagine our surprise when we walkedContinue reading “We Left Happy Children in San Jose (and Our Hearts at Mountain Winery)”

Not Painting in Carmel

We’re in Carmel, California for a few days before heading to San Jose to begin the book tour. George Rodrigue has had a gallery in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea since 1991, and we purchased a home here in Carmel Valley in 2000. Rodrigue built a studio on the property soon after. I’ve been waiting around and gentlyContinue reading “Not Painting in Carmel”

Blue Dog in Three Dimensions

Completed July 2012….. Three Heads are Better Than One (height:  five feet; constructed of chrome, aluminum and steel; finished with acrylic and automotive paint), on view at the Rodrigue Gallery, New Orleans; click photo to enlarge- It was probably ten years ago that George Rodrigue started work in earnest on the concept of a Blue DogContinue reading “Blue Dog in Three Dimensions”

Seeing is Understanding

Over the years I’ve realized something about George Rodrigue that is different from any adult I’ve ever known — he sees in a unique way. On the most simplistic level, for example, he doesn’t remember telephone numbers, but rather traces patterns on a keypad. When we were looking to paint our house in Lafayette (beforeContinue reading “Seeing is Understanding”

On Tour Again (Like a Rock Star)

After vowing several years ago that we would never tour again, it seems that, sort of like Mardi Gras float rides and over-the-top Christmas decorations and childbirth (or so they tell me), somehow the subject of a tour comes up nearly every summer, and before we know it we’ve got 15 cities on the roster.Continue reading “On Tour Again (Like a Rock Star)”

A Brief History of the New Rodrigue Gallery

As you may have heard, we are moving the New Orleans gallery in the spring. After twenty years renting in the same location at 721 Royal, we’ve purchased a building just across the street at 730 Royal, adjacent to St. Louis Cathedral and over-looking St. Anthony’s Gardens. The French Quarter is full of rich history,Continue reading “A Brief History of the New Rodrigue Gallery”

History of an Artist?

Written after reading a recent article about a ‘discovered’ (by x-ray) N.C. Wyeth painting located underneath a later N.C. Wyeth painting (turns out he had re-used the canvas). The resulting on-line debate and discussion covered everything from illustration vs art, to the artist’s intention in covering or ‘hiding’ an earlier work, to the definition ofContinue reading “History of an Artist?”

About This Blog

I decided to give blogging about George Rodrigue and his artwork a try, because he is an interesting person, an incredibly creative individual, and there’s something worth writing about (and sharing) going on around here nearly everyday. Before starting, however, I do hope to narrow the scope of questions and comments as follows, lest IContinue reading “About This Blog”