portraits of a corpse and a copse

Another artist who gets paid by the square yard insults her subject and her audience.
Well, perhaps it was Michelle’s guidance that did the insulting.
Let’s see what 5-min of PhotoShop can do to bring her back from zombieland.


(What? Nah, Tretchikoff used colors.)
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Story
Oh yeah, almost forgot.
Barry’s portrait was unveiled, too.



My, what big hands you have.

*heheee* Obama finally succeeded in putting Bush behind him
Okay, I’ll play: Obama emerges from the Bush era

Audience reaction

Interesting piece about the artist who seems to have a Tretchikoff thing goin’ on, too.

*bwahahahaha!* Best one, yet! Lord of the Fleas in comments

HD in comments

Ahhh, now the ear sizes match the hand and ego sizes

*heheeeee* (Eastwood ver.)
*heheeeee* (Stilton ver.)

22 Comments!

  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 11:06 am |

    Sorry, I don’t recognize the poser in the portrait.
    Maybe angrier looking and with a boob belt would do it.
    I don’t know who paid the tab; probably the taxpayers, but if I were Moochelle, I’d stop payment on the check.
    That’s as big a fraud as Picasso.

    As to Buraq’s portrait, it’s a good facial likeness but the pose looks like he’s taking a dump.
    On second thought, that’s a good likeness, because that’s what he did to America. Only thing more suitable would be for him to have his feet up on the Resolute desk.

  2. mech
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 11:41 am |

    Agreed^ Medieval throne without the thunder mug underneath.

    Well, there is the mug on top. . .

    Pardon, i need to get some sunshine and fresh air.

  3. neal
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm |

    Obama? Lost Balls hiding in the Weeds.
    Chicago, very old school.

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 3:40 pm |

    The shrubbery looks like Virginia creeper at first glance, but poison ivy would be more fitting.
    Or Kenyan creep.

  5. Wahoo
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 6:55 pm |

    Re: the shrubbery, I’m guessing Hawaiian Big Bud.

  6. TN Volunteer
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 7:14 pm |

    ….They look soooo lifelike, it’s uncanny!

  7. Posted February 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm |

    I prefer your Photoshop of Michelle, or whoever that was!

  8. Chris in NC
    Posted February 12, 2018 at 9:26 pm |

    The funny caption I saw was “find the candle, the bird, the airplane…”

    To which I replied, I haven’t even found a president in it yet, all I see is a sack of crap on a chair..

  9. Knellra
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:20 am |

    One thing ‘ya gotta admit, though, it’s kinda neat the way Mooch’s artist, Amy Sherald, positioned the right arm/hand so as to hide Mooch’s Adam’s apple. And the flowing dress hides the ‘package’.

  10. phil
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:26 am |

    Where’s Waldo picture.

  11. phil
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 6:39 am |

    They would have seen the artists previous works. They would have known exactly what they were getting. The question is WHY? Are they making a statement. The paintings are completely different from all previous first couples portraits. My guess is so they would STAND OUT among all in the presidents gallery!

  12. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 6:51 am |

    The memes are flying around the webs, of course.

    I still like this one best.

  13. phil
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 6:58 am |

    Ooooh! I just thought, I can’t wait to see Melania’s portrait right beside Michelle’s portrait. Please make sure they never take it down!

  14. rickn8or
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 10:11 am |

    And the flowing dress hides the ‘package’.

    Yes. WTF, did Moochelle just throw on a quilt for her sitting?

  15. bogsidebunny
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 10:40 am |

    I didn’t know that besides a thumb Obama had 5 fingers on his left hand.

  16. DougM (not woke, just awake)
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 11:19 am |

    rickn8or ^^
    A corpse wrapped in a shower curtain,
    a murder mystery staple.

    bog ^
    Yeah, that’s gettin’ some comments,
    but I think it’s just poor execution by his apprentice, Igor.
    Notice how subdued the wedding ring is, too.

    And is that Chapstick I see on the corner of his mouth?

  17. jess
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm |

    Oh well. Any thoughts about the tiniest bit of integrity being exposed are now wasted.

    From my perspective, Salvador Dali would have been the best choice, if he was still alive. That way, Obama could have a face that looks like it’s melting, and Michelle could have a clock belly button.

  18. MikeAZ
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm |

    Anything I might say would probably be hurtful, but what the heck? I’ve seen better pictures on a used can of paint. I guess when they hang these “portraits,” they could probably find a little used corridor in the museum, and make sure most of the lights are constantly burned out.

  19. HD
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 3:05 pm |

  20. Joe Bandmember ® "≠ damn right I'm not equal to that" ™
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm |

    Looks like he’s crapping his pants.

  21. Paul
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 9:03 pm |

    Why wasn’t an empty chair there instead of Obama? To me it’s more realistic of his presidency.

  22. DougM (not woke, just awake)
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 9:12 pm |

    ^ Ahhh, you need to visit all the links.