Portrait of President Obama

President Obama study

An historic moment in American history.

For 3-4 years I have lived with this image in my artist’s mind of President Obama, the first African American President elected in our country’s 241 year history.
The painting is now in progress and I will share its development with you on Facebook.
This historic moment, in the long arduous road of civil rights in America needs to be recorded. As a painter I have only one way to express its meaning today.
I invite you to join me on the journey….

President Obama
study for the portrait
black/white chalk on paper
Mark Balma 2017 ©
The painting measures 51′ x 45″ painted in egg tempera