Here's the final Obama painted this week for The Weekly Standard. I was given the assignment Thursday afternoon, started sketches around 1:00 p.m. did a bit of the block in late that day. Woke up early Friday morning, and spent the day painting until the finish.
I thought painting piles and stacks of paper would be a simple task . . . turns out to be a bit more complicated . . . BUT, for the time given and time spent I'm pleased with the final result.
As for Obama, I choose to yet again explore his face a bit rather than do the same old Obama. I figure since I will no doubt paint him again and again, why not push further and expand the "idea" each time.
BTW, I painted him last week too, the painting hasn't been published yet, when it is I'll share it here!
For the sake of time as well as aesthetics, I kept the painting loose and brushy. Here's the detail.