Oil paint, not oil wars! ✌️
I don’t want to get all political, but with the ~presidential election~ coming up in mere days, I thought it would be a nice time to stroll back down past-presidents lane and look back on my fondest memories of our former POTUS, George W. Bush.
Now, there aren’t many fond memories to be looked back upon. No, no. There’s like, just the one, and that’s his paintings.
In recent years, Bush has traded in some of his other, more high-stakes political hobbies–such as starting *literal* wars, passing the PATRIOT act, leading our country into a severe recession, trying to ban abortion and same-sex marriage, and you know, stuff like that–for oil painting. If you didn’t know about this, I’m really honored to be able to share it with you. If you did, welcome back to what I can only hope is your fondest memory of George W. Bush, too.
So, his subject matter consists mostly of dogs (see above; my personal favorite!) and other animals, and also human portraits, and then he throws in some random shit here and there, too.
But honestly, it’s mostly dogs.
And more dogs.
Like, dogs are to Bush as vagina-flowers are to O’ Keefe.
OMG is that a corgi?!? (Separately, what are they doing? And are they supposed to be OK, or…?)
He also does cats who are sitting on bricks in front of sunsets, and cats with black eyes sitting inside of flower pots/pumpkins/orange things.
And he also does other animals, like horsies:
And remember how I mentioned he does other random crap sometimes, too? There’s a good selection of that.
Look at this nice canyon (?), and also this …watermelon sitting on a table.
Can’t forget this memorial bench, and what looks to be a couple seashells (though admittedly, they’re mildly hard to identify).
Last but not least, he also does portraits. One of his favorite subjects seems to be pictures of world leaders that can be found via a quick Google Image search of their name.
Here’s a creepy-ass one of creepy-ass Vladimir Putin:
He even painted Jay Leno! Who isn’t a world leader, but still:
And he also LOVES painting self-portraits. Here’s a nice one. It’s not bad, right? He kind of looks like Daddy Bush here.
Here’s another nice self-portrai—oh my fucking god SHOWWWEERRR NUDEZZZZZZZ
LITERALLY. NUDE. IN. THE. BATH. WITH. PENIS. JUST. OUTSIDE. OF. VIEW. WHATDOESTHISMEAN. THOSE ARE HIS TOES.
So, yeah. I’m uncomfortable and confused but intrigued but I honestly want to encourage everyone in the world to make art so I am in no way criticizing his nudez. I’m really proud of him.
So, um, back to the art, here’s a pretty sunset with cool colors. And um, you can see his nudez again the background.