Monday, October 27, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nude #466- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

9"x12" mixed media- watercolor + graphite on coated cardboard

I used absorbent coating on cardboard which makes the surface more workable for watercolor.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

4- one minute poses #1 - original painting by Gretchen Kelly

16"x30" - gouache + graphite on paper (*paper has cut corner)

Today I painted a sequence of one minute poses together as the model changed position. The sequence suggests movement and the brown paper I painted on enhances the casualness that this gestural painting is all about.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nude #463- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

14"x 20" watercolor, graphite on paper

the BOUDOIR project

During Artswalk 2008, which was last weekend - I held my Salon and the BOUDOIR project, featuring my muse, the love artist, Kathe Izzo. She inspires me endlessly and we have more works coming up during the holidays, so stay tuned for that.

I will continue each year to hold my Salon. I hope that it becomes a destination for Art patrons when attending Artswalk as the years go by. I work hard on putting this together and learn lots. This is the second year.

I showed 3 Red Trees in the open show for all members of the CCCA which was in the Cannonball Factory:

Tomorrow I will post pics from "Windows on Warren Street" which is part of the event and how Artswalk started 14 years ago. I curated four blocks, matching my Artist friends with storefronts.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Nude #459 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

watercolor, graphite on coated board

from a 5 minute pose.

Nude #458- oringinal watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

13"x 18" watercolor, gouache + graphite on paper

This was supposed to be posted on Sunday but my blog had a glitch in it and did not allow me to upload pics. That was a drag and I had no time or energy to fiddle with it.