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President Obama and Michelle dancing at inaugural ball #2: A Symbol of Love

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 | 28 Comments »

Oliver Gabe Friedman sent in another great work: “This is a follow up piece to ‘he proud, she joyful‘… It’s so nice to feel the love between these two. It exemplifies the idea that behind every great man there is a great woman. Or lets say behind any great person are other great people that love them and support them and believe in them.”


He proud, she joyfull

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 | 4 Comments »

created this piece depicting President Obama and Michelle dancing at inauguaral ball: “he proud, she joyfull: Although this looks, and feels like a painting, it is actually done with graphite pencil and charcoal”. Learn more inside…


Saint Obama (Multimedia portrait)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 | 6 Comments »

Barack has been painted as a saint before, but we still really like Beth Consetta Rubel’s rendition: “Multimedia portrait depicting Barack Obama as a saint.” Jump inside to see the image in all of it’s majesty!



True Believer No. 2

Sunday, February 1st, 2009 | 1 Comment »

F. Lennox Campello sends in a second charcoal drawing: “This is a charcoal and conte on paper created in 2008 right around the time that Obama was beating Clinton in the primaries. It is currently at Projects Gallery in Philadelphia”



Athletic Intelligence

Monday, January 26th, 2009 | No Comments »

Julainne Sybil Sumich writes in: “I drew this sketch from Newsweek ‘s Special Commemorative Issue. I began in November 2008 and completed it on 13 January 2OO9. I think it captures Obama’s athletic intelligence and visionary mind. Materials used in this sketch: Black pencil, Black UB150, Black gouache, Coffee.”


Mixed Messages

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 | 1 Comment »

This one came in from a reader “sd335908” with unfortunatly no information attached. It appears to be charcoal on canvas and centers Obama between a montage of mixed images – everything from an emerging butterfly to the a-bomb and Hitler. It makes me feel a bit overwhelmed. Not quite sure what the message is supposed to be.

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