Artist of the Day- George W. Bush (click on image to see more)

He wasn’t my favorite president. I am however really impressed with his paintings. He has recently published a book of paintings he has done of veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. I think they are really good. I went on line and looked at some of his early paintings, which are pretty bad…but he’s really worked hard, taken some lessons and it’s paid off! He gets that it’s all about the work. He’s not trying to be too realistic but he IS able to evoke real feeling. The fact that he’s not invested in ‘likeness’ allows emotion to come through. Way to go ‘W’!!!He wasn’t my favorite president. I am however really impressed with his paintings. He has recently published a book of paintings he has done of veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. I think they are really good. I went on line and looked at some of his early paintings, which are pretty bad…but he’s really worked hard, taken some lessons and it’s paid off! He gets that it’s all about the work. He’s not trying to be too realistic but he IS able to evoke real feeling. The fact that he’s not invested in ‘likeness’ allows emotion to come through. Way to go ‘W’!!!