Friday, April 24, 2009

Obama 4-24-09

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.


Blogger Dominic Philibert said...

Very nice for the time given!

There's alot of stuff going on in there.
The paper must have been something to render..
I like the movement done by the sheets of paper in the lower right corner!

12:31 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Aller said...

I agree with Dominic the movement with the papers are really nice! I also like the composition of the whole piece!! Really nice painting Jason! Bravooo!!!

1:33 AM  
Blogger Aaron Wilkin said...

Nice man!!!

2:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:05 AM  
Blogger Barry O'Donoghue said...

Class painting!

6:10 AM  
Blogger Giovanni Pasini said...

great jason,as usual!
love the brushy style!

6:49 AM  
Blogger Su Haitao said...

Great color rendering!! coool Jason! Congratulations!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

nailed it! In fact, this might be one of my recent favourite illustrations from you! I really like the whimsical quality of the impossibly-high stacks of papers, with the little guy trying to get through them all.

9:37 AM  
Blogger ramanjit said...

hey sir,
still byting my nails ,so much work in such a small time great...........
if you have a little time can you tell what is he doing?

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful illustration Jason!

3:17 PM  
Blogger comix workshop said...


4:15 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

still at Jers...what a nice piece! it. The hint of light on his right ear IMO sets the illusion and works to bring him forward, the papers back. Love the idea too...yeah, best get rid of those records...cut 'em up, no one needs to know about the past in case someone other than Fox News reports them and they might be believed! Good concept...

Keep up the good work, proud of ya!


6:57 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Paper stacks read very well (as long as I don't have to read 'em). That's a lot of paper and Obama pops off the background nicely. You've captured Obama'a aging due to job related stress... and it's only 100 days in - oh my! Excellent as usual Jason.

10:50 AM  
Blogger tinkalicious said...

Incredible work! An incredible talent!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Antonio Radovcic said...

G-Reat!!! Loove the Brushstrokes!!

4:34 PM  
Blogger Luke Watson said...

Great work. The scissors are a masterpiece, there's so much energy in them.


6:26 PM  
Blogger Thomas Fluharty said...

SCHHWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEET LOVE THE SIZE! Great piece. I get to drink in your strokes thank you J~T

11:11 AM  
Blogger J. Anthony Kosar said...

wow man, looks great!

2:47 AM  
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2:43 PM  
Blogger Kacey said...

haha more and more gray hair each time, great work as usual!

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Daryl Urig said...

You make everything humorous. This is a very good thing.

3:05 PM  

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