This is a quick painting that I did of John Erik at Conjunctured last night. The light was failing, so it was tricky to execute. I want to paint him again, because in a few years, I probably won’t have such easy access to him. This guy is nice, capable, smart, and going places. I’m providing a link right here if you want to know more about John Erik.
Do you know what a “jelly” is? I didn’t know until a couple of months ago. Cesar’s blog, c3sart.com, does a great job of describing this international phenomena. I found out about the coworking movement as I was researching online for coffeeshops where I could paint.
As a studio artist, I shared some of the same problems of someone who works from home: isolation, boredom, creativity slumps, and laziness. Getting out of the studio and painting live has opened up new territories.
Here is a fairly quick oil sketch portrait of Dusty, cofounder of Conjunctured. I painted Dusty on the same night that I painted John Erik, and the light was failing (I try and paint by ambient or overhead incandescent light). I hope that they will indulge me and let me paint them again.
Painting people from life allows the artist to stare at their subject, and usually the model understands the necessity of this deep scrutiny. I know that a painting is successful when I capture something of their personality. Here we have a Dusty that just came out while I was painting him. This is Dusty, ” The Mini-Viking”. I’m not kidding. It’s there, deep inside of him. See the hint of redness in coloring, the manly facial structure, and the shirt that looks like fur! This is what came out while I was painting him, and I was surprised!
Dusty is conquering new internet territory, exploring new realms, and venturing into unknown seas. AND, he has a dog. Let’s just hope that he doesn’t take on some of the nasty habits of those Vikings. That would make the workplace at Conjunctured kind of difficult!
If you want to know more about Dusty Reagan, you should look at his bio. He is really smart!
I have two more cofounders of Conjunctured to paint: David H. Walker and Cesar Torres. We will see what happens…
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