Sunday, November 30, 2008

One minute pose series X - original paintings by Gretchen Kelly

One minute pose series X.1 - 10" x 25.5" - gouache, graphite on paper

One minute pose series X.2 - 10" x 22" - gouache, graphite on paper

$150. for the pair

These are the one minute poses that preceded the figure painting session that I did last week.

Saturday, November 29, 2008



and when I tag you - sorry about that - you don't have to play if you don't want to. I didn't the first 4 times I got tagged.
the rules:

1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you -
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag up to 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment
on their blogs to let them know.

1. when I was 8 yrs old, I rode bus #8, I was in brownie troop #8, I lived at 8 Downey Rd., I have 8 letters in my name.
2. I love solitude.
3. I have no aunts, uncles or cousins because my Mom + Dad were only children.
4. I am the stereo-type of almost everything you could read about an Aquarian.
5. Oprah + I have the same birthday.
6. I am happy 98% of the time.
7. I am lazy and love to do nothing a lot of the time.

  1. my dear friend Susanna owns a kids Art studio and writes about her favorite things.
  2. Janet Hill is a fantastic, successful, prolific Artist with amazing style!
  3. my fave decor blog that I read first before I look at any others and I have a list of about 20 that I love. Corrine is on my wavelength and I actually read what she writes whereas I look at the pics on the other decor blogs.
  4. a candid peek into creative people's homes in NYC, LA, London, Brooklyn. Todd Selby photographs people you have heard of and not in their spaces and then asks funny questions and gets funny answers.(technically, this is not a blog but a website- oh well..)
  5. favorite Artist who is on the Daily Painters Gallery also.
  6. once a week blog (usually) where Lisa Durfee, who owns a vintage clothing store writes inspirationally about one of her passions- vintage clothing (and mine too)
  7. the love artist, Kathe Izzo, and my lovely friend, writes from the heart. She's not posting daily at this time but she's planning to get back to it soon.

Nude#496 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

13"x 17" watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper

For price: EMAIL ME!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Nude#490 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

14" x 20" - watercolor, gouache + graphite on paper

Fresh from Hudson Opera House figure painting. Besides loving to paint the figure, I am loving the white sheets and rendering of the color + draping.

For price: EMAIL ME!

Nude #489 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

15.5"x 20" - watercolor + graphite on paper


I am paying more and more attention to the fabric and how it creates an abstract design to the composition.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008