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

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 | 18 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.”

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He proud, she joyfull

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 | 4 Comments »

Oliver Gabe Friedman 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…

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Saint Obama (Multimedia portrait)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 | 5 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!

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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”

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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.”

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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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