Wednesday, October 22, 2008

W.

W. for worst.
Oil/Gouche on canvas
completed over the last two years, time worked on in total roughly one week.
What can be said about this man that hasn't already been said? That vacant stare, those petulant lips. What can be said about a man, a president, who's finest moment was standing on a pile of rubel and rallying a nation to hunt down and kill a man, and then almost eight years later not accomplishing that one goal. Katrina, Iraq, Warrentless Wire tapping, Gitmo, My Pet Goat, The new depression, the list goes on and on, they misunderestimated just how bad he was.
His own words sum it up best.
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

15 comments:

scott said...

what a beauty mirco...so good to see this one finished.

mike g said...

mirco!

incredible!
amazing!
seriously, wow!

please paint more!!!

Blair Kitchen said...

Dang, that looks nice...... just in time for Halloween.

Really well done!!

Mirco said...

Thanks all. The hardest part was his vacant stare.

PrettyUgly said...

You should post the Dick Cheney one again. I loved that painting but I really think the improvement you've made between painting that one and painting this one is startling. It'd be great to see them together.

Anne-Renée said...

I agree with prettyugly. The cheney was amazing but when i look at the two side by side in real life, this one is even more brilliantly executed.

Danyell said...

The only problem I have with this is that you actually made him much better looking than he really is.

Connie said...

Boy, can you paint! Now all we have to do is hope ....

Teri C said...

OMG, this is so perfect for vacant!!!

Richard Scott said...

Very cool... I wish I could paint like that.

cathleen said...

VACANT? You Betcha!
You hit the nail squarely on the head with this one.

Tessa said...

Vacate these premises immediately! Just brilliant - both the painting and the commentary.

Michael said...

haha vacant. very well done and very well said.

van dyke said...

Well done illustration. And I couldn't agree with you more.

Richard Cardona said...

Worst. President. Ever. you're too kind in the portrait. your work is great. the man is not.