Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nude #448- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


SOLD to a collector in Ca.
19.5"x 25" - watercolor, gouache, pastel + graphite on paper


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Monday, September 29, 2008

One Minute Pose series VI by Gretchen Kelly


Pose #1 Pose #2

Pose #3 Pose #4

Pose #5 Pose#6

Pose #7
10"x13"- gouache + graphite on paper
$300. for the entire series of 7 poses


I am now selling these one minute poses as complete series. The one minute poses are a warm up exercise before the longer poses that I do when I do live model figure painting. There is a continuity to the set that needs to stay intact.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nude #447 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


12"x 19" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
$100.


I could ground this nude with a simple horizontal line in graphite but I like the way she is floating. The abstraction of black pulls the eye into the back and the foot in fore holds her in place . Yet, she is suspended. Her hand reaching to the side anchors and suggests the platform on which she is sitting- floating.

Friday, September 26, 2008

One Minute Pose series V - original paintings by Gretchen Kelly


Pose #1 Pose #2


Pose #3 Pose #4


Pose #5 Pose #6


Pose #7

8.5"x11"- gouache + graphite on paper

The one minute poses that I do at the beginning of each figure painting session are important to developing my hand and arm movements that capture these quick live poses. I think it is important to keep the series together as a whole and that is how I will sell these going forward.


$300. for the entire series




Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nude #445- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


12"x16" - watercolor + graphite on paper
$100.


The foreshortened pose dramatically enlarges her hand in the foreground and her hip is like a distant mountain range.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Nude #444- original watercolor- mixed media by Gretchen Kelly

7.5"x 12" - mixed media, watercolor on collage board
SOLD
I like the results of painting on top of random collaged papers and 
textured medium that is applied to the board.
 I am not in control of a good part of the outcome.
 I like the resulting effect.

Nude #443- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


12"x16" watercolor, gouache + graphite on paper
$125.


I have been hanging on to this nude, waiting for the day that I would know what to put in the background, and finally today I knew.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nude #442- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


12"x16" - watercolor,gouache, graphite on paper
$100.


This painting is the 3rd version of a long pose.Usually a long pose, for me, is 25 minutes. This pose lasted about 45 minutes. You can see the previous 2 versions on Sept. 3rd + 4th.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nude #436- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly



13"x17" watercolor, graphite on paper
SOLD to a collector in N.C.
This pose was not the easiest to portray. In this very foreshortened view it looks abstracted and draws the eye to decipher what is going on anatomically.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Nude #435- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


12.5" x 19.5" - watercolor, gouache, pastel + graphite on paper
$200.


Last night's full Harvest Moon allows the farmers to harvest later into the night under the glow that is alight.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Nude #434- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


13"x20" watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
SOLD to a collector in Hudson, NY

the cool white sheets in summer soothe hot bodies in the heat of summer

Friday, September 12, 2008

Nude #432- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


13"x17"- watercolor + graphite on paper
$100.
SOLD to a collector in Hudson, NY

The forms of this nude combined with shadow are abstractions of the pose and distort the reality of what is really there before the eye - a nude abstraction.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Nude #431 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly



12"x18" watercolor + graphite on collage board
$150


This is painted on an experimental surface of collaged papers and the surface is coated with an absorbant treatment so that the watercolor adheres.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nude #430- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


13"x17" watercolor + graphite on paper
SOLD to a collector in Hudson, NY

The simplicity of fluid brushstrokes and color with the mark of graphite line is all that is needed.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Nude #429 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


13"x17" watercolor + graphite on paper
$150.


The filigree sketchiness of the pattern on the blanket is an interesting contrast to the softness of her figure.