19 March 2014

Kelly: No Returns

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

Around the time I was doing portraits of my fellow crewmates at The Shopping Channel in the mid-90s, Kelly, one of the on-air hosts, got wind of this and wanted one of her own. We took some shots in the green room and I was surprised that she wanted to be photographed without makeup. I don't remember where the "no returns" came from, but this was an occasional graphic put on certain items in their description (otherwise, there was usually a 30-day money back guarantee). Her white top and hair scrunchie are just the white of the paper because I was playing around with flat negative space in some other paintings around this time.

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