October 15, 2018
It's Tough Painting Portraits

This from The Daily Beast.

President Trump’s latest addition to White House decor is a kitschy fantasy painting that shows him relaxing with Republican presidents of the past—an update to a best-selling image commonly found in tourist gift shops and online galleries...

The painting is the latest in a well-known series by Thomas that depicts past presidents from each party hanging out together. Thomas’ first, which was finished in 2008, included Republicans—minus Trump—playing poker. A subsequent portrait showed Democratic presidents playing pool.

When Thomas decided to add the current president, he said, he found “Trump hard to paint” because of his skin tone and smile.

The painter solved his problem by softening the Trump sneer into a smile, and turning all the other presidents orange too.
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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 15, 2018 03:56 PM
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