04 March 2014

Eye Contact

15" x 22", watercolour, 1994, private collection

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I tend to paint more of the co-workers I've had over the years than friends, family, or professional models. I guess there's some kind of connection there for me, something about work, itself, but I'm not sure what it is.

In the mid-90s I painted a number of my crewmates during the years I worked at The Shopping Channel (making on-air graphics during the live broadcasts).
This was my portrait of my crew's producer, Steve (one of the many Steves at TSC), and this scenario reflects both his and my sense of humour.

The "angel" on the right is my friend, Trish, who's been in a few other paintings such as Corona Solis (mike).

I added that digital lens flare after I'd scanned a photo of the painting and now I'd prefer it weren't there, but I can't find the original photo.

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