Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One Minute pose series XII - original sketches by Gretchen Kelly


One minute pose series XII.1

One minute pose series XII.2


One minute pose series XII.3


One minute pose series XII.4
18" x 24"/each - gouache + graphite on paper
These one minute poses are done to loosen up my gestural painting muscles for longer live poses.
SOLD to a collector in Germany




Monday, December 29, 2008

Nude #526- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


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


This figure is disproportionately elongated but there is something about it that works. The length of her figure accentuates the languid pose. There are times when the obvious mistakes work in favor of the overall mood of the painting.

Nudes #524, #525 - original watercolors by Gretchen Kelly


Nude #494 - 18" x 24" - watercolor, gouache + graphite on paper



Nude #595 - 18"x 24" watercolor, gouache, pastel, graphite on paper

both paintings were warm ups for a session of semi-nude poses.
$150. for the pair.




Saturday, December 27, 2008

Fairy poses 1 + 2 - original paintings by Gretchen Kelly


Fairy Poses, #1 - 15.5" x 42" - gouache + graphite on paper


Fairy Poses #2 - 15.5" x 42" - gouache + graphite on paper
These two paintings depict a series of one minute poses in sequence. This is the loosening up exercize I do before going on to longer poses. The two paintings are sold together for $300.
$300. /2


Nudes #521, 522, 523 - original watercolors by Gretchen Kelly


-Nude #521 - 8" x 16" - Nude #522 - 12" x 18" -Nude #523 - 12" x 16"

watercolor, pastel + graphite on paper

$100. /3


These are all five minute poses and sell together as a trio.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Zen black ink one minute pose, series XI -by Gretchen Kelly


One minute pose series XI.1


One minute pose series XI.2


One minute pose series XI.3


One minute pose series XI.4

$350. /4 paintings - 18"x 24" ink on paper


These are from the same session as my post on 12/13.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Nudes #514, 515, 516 - original watercolors by Gretchen Kelly

Nude #514 - 18" x 20" watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper


Nude#515 - 18" x 20" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper


Nude #516 - 18" x 20" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper

Each is from a 5 minute pose.
This is a trio that I am selling all together.
SOLD to a collector in AZ

Sunday, December 14, 2008

the BARDO opening reception at (hi)story








Here we are at the opening reception of the Bardo - myself and the Love Artist, Kathe Izzo. This is a conceptual Art show about what the Love Artist calls the Bardo- which means the place in-between. Kathe's creative process is performance and it involves relationship. In this work, I have collaborated with her and painted her in the bathtub. My paintings are featured on the walls along with Kathe's "Crush Museum" peices that are shown flanking the mirror. These peices are ephemora from her life experience. The show is held at the designer atelier (hi)story which is a high end women's clothing stor owned by Vilma Mare, who is the designer.
Click here to see my website page - BARDO- featuring my work in the show along with additional paintings which were part of our work session but not included in the show.

Nude #509 - original pastel by Gretchen Kelly


13"x17" pastel + graphite on paper
$75.


This is a second version of this pose which was Nude #505 from Dec. 9th rendered in watercolor. Sometimes I can finish the first one fast then I go try to squeeze another one out during the 25 minute pose.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

One minute poses A,B,C,D- original quick pose paintings by Gretchen Kelly


One minute pose "A" - 18"x 24" - acrylic on paper


One minute pose "B" - 18"x 24" - acrylic on paper


One minute pose "C" -18"x 24" acrylic on paper


One minute pose "D" - acrylic on paper

These are four out of twelve - one minute poses before the start of the last session. I used a liquid black acrylic paint instead of black ink.


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