These acrylic paintings were made for a local artist show on the recent topic of politics. Anything was open as long as it wasn’t distasteful.
I used to do editorial cartoons for a local paper so poking fun at politicians came easy to me.
These are available for sale, they’re currently framed but I’m willing to sell if you’re interested. McCain and Obama are separate board canvasses and would be sold separately.
John McCain is a play on the Maverick label he gave himself. He’s in the desert plains and he’s covered in band-aids. I don’t know how many people understood that he’s dressed as Maverick, from the James Garner TV show, because a lot of the crowd is young.
Obama is seen with a lipstick-ed pig. I was trying to find imagery that related to Obama’s flaws but he didn’t have many, at the time (the Rev. and the terrorist professor came up as I was painting it-too late). So I painted him with a lipstick hog and big ears with an homage to Shepard Fairey’s famous design of Obama.