Students watched a little 'You Tube' clip on artist George Rodrique and all of his Blue Dog fame! I think the student's liked Rodrique's spunk and attitude. He wasn't trying to impress and be the best, he was just doing what he liked and what he wanted to paint. We drew the blue dogs together and then worked on brush control and painted in our dogs. The second class students were to choose a contrasting color for the background. I had the students add a little blue frame for a polished look. Love this project, it's back again this year by popular demand!