View Full Version : The dutchman's challenge

11-30-2002, 11:12 AM
<img src="http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/rene_ken.jpg">

18X24 canvas with acrylic

"Our European Sales Manager Drills our Chicago Software Genius at a brew pub in San Jose."

Helen Zapata
11-30-2002, 11:17 AM
Hey Jerry, this is GREAT!!! I love it. The tension, the emotion.. it's terrific!


11-30-2002, 11:19 AM
Jerry...one of my favs to date...

the circle interacting...
great perspective
nice dance of a background...

I do so like when you give attention
to some detail in faces...
you do it so well...
just enough to say it all

this one is very expressive
pulls the viewer into the conversation...

love the depth too...

11-30-2002, 11:30 AM
Great job Jerry.......really like this....
and you even gave us the rest of the story...:)
they still look pretty calm though for drilling, grilling...LOL

terrific palette!

11-30-2002, 12:01 PM
OH YEAH Perfection!

Jerry, I'll bet you don't like this one do you....:p


Wayne Gaudon
11-30-2002, 12:18 PM
awesome expression .. guess I can't scape this one either as it's a definate keeper :D

11-30-2002, 02:20 PM
Wayne Gaudon {true - can't scrape - it's acrylic - get's hard in seconds.}

coulter {like it fine, sometimes more busy than others}

artbabe21 { rene was grilling the wrong genius, so really it was beer beer beer (the next day was murder)}

giniaad {funny I kept the detailig going until the resonance of their voices rang solidly - I don't see these guys enough}

charleymano {lots more inspiring lomos expect more paintings}

11-30-2002, 02:41 PM
Beware of the Dutchman !!! ( he will understand what I mean when he knows I'm Belgian)

I think by now I would recognise your work anywhere being so individual and that is a compliment ! :D

11-30-2002, 02:42 PM
Jerry , it is absolutely awesome. I just love it ,love it!!!!!It is so alive so in motion...Grand!
:clap: :clap: :clap:


12-01-2002, 02:55 AM
there are actually 2 Dutchmen, can you see third figure's head in upper right?

Southern Style
12-01-2002, 03:01 AM
Oh.. I like! My favorite of yours so far Jerry!

12-01-2002, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by coulter
OH YEAH Perfection!

Jerry, I'll bet you don't like this one do you....:p


LOL,...I can understand why Mark asked. You SEEM to go for the more abstract and loose,..typically...
This is my favorite of yours to date,..Jerry. BRAVO.
BTW,....did you know that my name is Scott:) ?

12-01-2002, 12:00 PM
mattlart { If I start calling you scott, then I really would have to assimilate more than one name for every character here, (we are too many) - sometimes I have not been too happy with the jerryW monniker I first chose, but now, I have grown into it, warts and lowercse j and all - and besides they did not let me change it (I asked) - Anyway, This kind of detailing is the inevitable extension towards representational that just happens, I actually had to do it here because I wanted the fellows to recognize themselves. Many of my other pieces have adequate recognition, and so I can indulge in a kind of geometric relaxation to completion. My pastels were almost all very way close to photographic, but while painting them, people often asked me to stop when I was just part way. This may be because my approach is to tackle the whole thing all at once. Roughly at first and then progressively more detailed. Lately I am quitting earlier since I am enjoying the sense of sudden resemblence more than the incremental advantage of accuracy after hours of detail. or maybe my rough side is getting gentler. or I am becoming comfortable with abstraction, or should I call it PRESTRACTION}

12-01-2002, 12:01 PM

Fantastic work. Great movement, composition and depth. I feel like that guy is backed against the wall perfectly.

Ok, but now... what I see in the upper right hand corner is not what I would describe as a person's head. I see, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but is that a stripper with long red stockings on? Her dark hair covering her face?

Or am I just jet lagged from a long flight?


12-01-2002, 12:05 PM
bnoonan { if I try I can see boobs -this may just be cultivated anticipation - but no stripper, glad you had a safe flight. }

12-01-2002, 12:09 PM
Loved your description about stopping the piece a little early. I really think your work is so free and loose and yet defined by color/value. It's somewhere I'm trying to work towards but I imagine a long loose road ahead and actually look forward to it.


Alan Cross
12-01-2002, 04:27 PM
I love the tension between the two figures....wonderful
Alan :)

12-01-2002, 04:44 PM

besides all the things we say, I say, they say and have said

the fact that you can take something from the day job and make it art....is quite enough for me to smile really big!

this one pleases at many levels:clap:

12-01-2002, 11:05 PM
this just show to go ya, that if you get out and go look for new stuff , well, this is now my favorite, the story and form are fantastic.

12-02-2002, 11:09 AM
Paintonbrush { :) }

pampe { the day job is my disease and my medicine and so is this }

Alan Cross { kind of getting to know you tension over beer about work far away from home }

bnoonan { the technique is called "fundamental", I think ghandi used it when he spun thread: you have to have fun, and youhave to go mental, and when it is too much fun you need more mental, and when it is getting too tight you need more fun. BTW I thought you were already there! (what long way?) }