George W. Bush got into painting thanks to an iPhone app

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Mrs. Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager on George W. Bush's Painting

You know, of course, that since leaving presidential office in 2009, George W. Bush has spent most of his time painting portraits of Putin and dogs.

On Tuesday night, Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager visited the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to explain in greater detail how Bush discovered his artistic sensibilities.

"He got the app on his iPhone— the Penultimate and he drew these very funny stick figures," Laura explained.

Then Jenna jumped in: "There was actually a period where he only communicated through his 'art'."

One day, Jenna says her mother complimented George on his stick figure drawings, and the rest is American history.

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4570 -- Pictured: (l-r) Former President George W. Bush during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 19, 2013 -- (Photo by: Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - APRIL 4: Paintings of former president George W. Bush are on display with photographs as part of the exhibit, 'The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy' at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on April 4, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The exhibit opens to the public on April 5 and features paintings of 24 world leaders. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - APRIL 4: Members of the media take photographs inside the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum for a preview of the art painted by former president George W. Bush. The exhibit, 'The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy' on April 4, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The exhibit opens to the public on April 5 and features paintings of 24 world leaders. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4570 -- Pictured: (l-r) Former President George W. Bush during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 19, 2013 -- (Photo by: Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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