BARACK OBAMA SNUBBED HIS PORTRAIT. DO YOU HATE IT AS MUCH AS HE DID?

"Obama Bright" a portrait  of Barack Obama in acrylics and graphite with Swarovski crystals that apparently didn't please our leader...Or he doesn't have the common courtesy to thank me for it.
“Obama Bright” a portrait of Barack Obama in acrylics and graphite with Swarovski crystals that apparently didn’t please our leader…Or he doesn’t have the common courtesy to thank me for it.

 

I am serious. I sent this portrait of Barack Obama to the White House in January 2014, and only just received a small form card, saying nothing personal, only that the “gift was received” from the American people, thank you very much…and Obama and Michelle’s signatures scrawled on the bottom, as if that means anything to me. He clearly didn’t send it to me personally to thank me for any portrait. WTF. I spent HOURS drawing that very closely detailed portrait, first in  graphite, then I had to copy it, before I hand painted the background and certain details over the copy. I am really really upset. EVERYONE i know here loved that portrait and encouraged me to send it to Obama, but I was worried that he wouldn’t like it or perhaps it would be destroyed by the Secret Service because of looking for anthrax or something stupid like that under the swarovski crystal that are glued on the background. Like i said, WTF. I am never sending anyone important any of my artwork again. The wealthy and important clearly don’t get the rules of common courtesy, do they?

3 thoughts on “BARACK OBAMA SNUBBED HIS PORTRAIT. DO YOU HATE IT AS MUCH AS HE DID?”

  1. At least you got a card, most famous folk in the UK wouldn’t even thank you for it. Such a disappointing but unsurprising turn of events – and with Swarovski crystals too!!

  2. It’s beautiful!
    I’m sorry they didn’t appreciate it. What a disappointment :(
    While I can understand that you won’t send your art to anyone anymore, I hope you won’t give up creating beautiful pieces :)

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