Advice from George Bush: ‘Never paint your wife or your mother’
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WASHINGTON — George W. Bush doesn’t readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice:
“Never paint your wife or your mother.”
Bush’s new book about his father includes a portrait he painted of his dad, the 41st president.
Bush tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that “I think it’s nice,” but his tough-to-please mother “kind of wasn’t” happy with it.
The 43rd president also painted his wife, Laura. The verdict?
She didn’t like it and neither did one of their daughters, “so I just scrapped it.”
Well, maybe not.
“I may have saved it although they probably think I destroyed it.”
Bush has said that an essay by Winston Churchill on painting inspired him to take lessons after leaving office.