The Essence of Dudeness

For the last few years I have been hosting a web site featuring the work of an extremely talented illustrator named Charlie Powell. I have always been a fan of his work, so when he offered to paint a portrait of thedude in exchange for web hosting services, I jumped at the chance. Now thedude joins the likes of Bono, Howard Stern and Oprah among the celebrities he’s painted.

I am so very happy with the results! I think it’s an excellent likeness of thedude enjoying three of his favorite things – wine, cameras and computers! This is especially amazing when you consider that Charlie and I have never met. He painted this based solely on images from!

When deciding where to display the 11 x 17″ painting, Kelly’s first suggestion was was, “How about above the toilet?” Nice. Well, I have a few ideas of my own.


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