George W. Bush’s art teacher said the former president is a fast learner and will eventually develop into becoming a great artist.
The art teacher for George W. Bush said that the ex-president is a quick learner.
“He has such a passion for painting, it’s amazing,” the teacher, Bonnie Flood, told Atlanta-based WAGA-TV. “He’s going to go down in the history books as a great artist.”
Flood said that Bush started with painting pictures of dogs.
“I think he said he painted 50 dogs,” Flood told the station. “He pulled out this canvas and started painting dogs and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I don’t paint dogs!”
Flood recalled spending around six hours a day with the president, teaching him how to mix paints and how to do brush strokes.
“I called him ’43′ because that’s the way he signed his paintings. “When I really wanted him to do something, I would say, ‘Mr. President you know that you don’t do it that way,’” she said.
Flood ultimately convinced him to paint pictures of landscapes.
Earlier this year, hackers dredged up e-mails from the Bush family, showing that the former president got into painting, Slate points out.
CBS News reported that several of Bush’s paintings have surfaced, including one of his Scottish terrier Barney, who recently died.
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