George Bush whiling away time painting pictures of dogs and landscapes

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Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): George W. Bush, who has a lot of time on his hands since he left the Oval office, is keeping himself busy by taking up painting.

According to the New York Magazine, the 66-year-old former US President mostly does portraits of dogs and arid Texas landscapes.

"I find it stunning that he has the patience to sit and take instruction and paint," the Politico quoted a former aide as telling the publication.

Bush, whose second term concluded almost four years ago, does have an institute bearing his name at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and he travels frequently to Africa.

But compared to globe-hopping Bill Clinton, who regularly tops the news cycle more than a decade after he left office, Bush has been little seen by the American public. (ANI)