Originally, the painting of POTUS 44 was supposed to be an abstract portrait of my husband, Ammar Daraiseh pictured here. Weeks after I had started the painting, my husband asked me if he could see it. When he looked at it, he said "I think you channeled Barack Obama instead". I didn't realize it at the time, and after showing a photo of it around to a number of people, everyone who viewed it said the same thing. I proceeded with finishing the painting as-is, so weeks have now past and the final abstract POTUS 44 is here. To view the painting, go to the figures section listed under portfolios on my website and click on the image. I will go back and attempt to paint an abstract portrait of my husband, so stay tuned!

Story Behind The Painting: POTUS 44

8/10/2017

Originally, the painting of POTUS 44 was supposed to be an abstract portrait of my husband, Ammar Daraiseh pictured here. Weeks after I had started the painting, my husband asked me if he could see it. When he looked at it, he said "I think you channeled Barack Obama instead". I didn't realize it at the time, and after showing a photo of it around to a number of people, everyone who viewed it said the same thing. I proceeded with finishing the painting as-is, so weeks have now past and the final abstract POTUS 44 is here. To view the painting, go to the figures section listed under portfolios on my website and click on the image. I will go back and attempt to paint an abstract portrait of my husband, so stay tuned!