Oil Painting Instructor in the News

Portrait by artist Nathan Loda

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Matt Geske

Oil Painting class instructor Nathan Loda is getting a lot of good buzz from a recent commissioned painting of George Washington, but not like you’ve ever seen him before! The hipster-style GW can be found at DC’s “Farmers & Distillers” restaurant. Nathan can be found at our painting classes on Saturdays starting in February.

Referring to the portrait, Erin Blakemore from Smithsonian.com writes “What if George Washington weren’t a false-teeth-wearing, presidential icon but rather an amiable bro who kept his sunglasses in the pocket of his vest? It’s a question you likely have not asked yourself before—but inside one Washington, D.C., restaurant, it’s one that’s answered nonetheless.”
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“What would George Washington be like as a hot millennial with a man bun? Apparently, an internet sensation!” writes Jessica Sidman from the Washingtonian after receiving numerous responses from a posting of several humorous “pick-up line” versions of the portrait. (Parental discretion is advised.)
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Fox News also posted a video about the portrait titled “‘Hot’ George Washington Rocks a Man Bun”.
SEE VIDEO ON FOXNEWS.COM

 

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Nathan will once again be teaching two Oil Painting for Adults classes for Potomac Arts Academy on Saturdays starting February 18th. Join in and see what all the “buzz” is really about – excellent oil painting ideas and techniques!

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