Sunday, January 25, 2009

One minute pose series XV - original gouache sketches by Gretchen Kelly


One minute pose series XV.1 - 12" x 18" -- -One minute pose series XV.2 - 12" x 18"


One minute pose series XV.3 -One minute pose series XV.4- 12" x 18"

One minute pose series XV.5 - 12" x 18" -One minute pose series XV.6 - 12" x 18"
gouache + graphite on paper

$300./6




Friday, January 23, 2009

"Killing me softly..."- original watercolor painting by Gretchen Kelly



13" x 20" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper

This painting is a continuation in my ongoing interest in eras of the past. I love the look of vintage lingerie and black stockings.

For price: EMAIL ME!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Cat nap" - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


15" x 20" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
This painting continues in the vein of vintage looking boudoir imagery. My black cat, Beardsley, poses with my model.
SOLD to a collector in Ca.

Monday, January 19, 2009

"Portrait in brown slip"- original watercolor portrait by Gretchen Kelly

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

Continuing in the "Boudoir" theme with portraiture, I am inspired by vintage lingerie and imagery from a past era.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Teacup in the boudoir"- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


11" x 17" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper

From my ongoing series, the Boudoir project, my muse poses in a vintage chemise while sipping on tea. I love being led by my process. Serendipity is always there-this time in the form of a vintage garment which then leads me to follow a mood that strikes my fancy. I don't always know exactly what I am going to do until it happens while I am setting up with my model. She is very intuitive to my process and she will sometimes guide me. My job is to use my hands, eyes, and have a clear vision as to what I am seeing to put it down on the paper. I am doing + intuiting rather than thinking and planning. My work always comes out much better with less planning and fussing about the setup and garb or colors. I always paint within a short time frame also, which limits the fussing and planning.

For price: EMAIL ME!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Nude #539- original nude watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


19" x 25" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
I was going through some older paintings from this past summer that I never posted. This one appealed to me today. It's warm and sensuous + feminine- an antidote for this single digit weather.
SOLD to a collector in Chicago, Il.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

one minute pose series XIV - original nude sketches by Gretchen Kelly


series XIV.1


series XIV.2


series XIV.3
each sketch is approx.- 10" x 16" - gouache + graphite on paper
from a series of quick one minute poses that are done as warm-up exercises.
SOLD to a collector in Maine

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nude #538- original gouache painting by Gretchen Kelly


10"x14" - gouache on paper
SOLD to a collector in Ca.

Nude #537- original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly


I have been meaning to get around to this tiny correction since I did this painting last Sept. It was pointed out to me in a comment by one of my collectors who has a very sharp eye. See if you can find the correction...it's only one line. See comment below for the answer.

18"x48" (approx.) watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper

This is one of three studies for semi-nude portraiture.
Email me for price.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Nude #535 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


14" x 20" - watercolor + graphite on paper

This was an exercise in portraiture. I have had a few requests for portraits and I am building a page on my website for commissions - stay tuned for that.
$600.
Click here to Email The Brill Gallery for purchase info

Friday, January 09, 2009

Nude #533 + 6 additional original watercolor paintings - by Gretchen Kelly



Nude #533 - watercolor, pastel + graphite on paper
I love the paint splotch on the model's nose!


Batch 1/ pose 2


Batch 1/ pose 3


Batch 1/ pose 4


Batch 1/ pose 5


Batch 1/pose 6


Batch 1/ pose 7

various sizes for paintings above (exact sizes to follow- I am too lazy to do it now) - all of the same model painted at two different sessions. I am offering these as a collection for a good deal-

7 paintings for $200.





Nude #532- original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly


10" x 13" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
$75.

This is a quick 5 minute pose with a red background that has a scraped pattern into it.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

One Minute pose series XIII - original sketches by Gretchen Kelly


One minute pose series XIII.1 - 15" x 39" - gouache + graphite on paper


One minute pose series XIII.2 - 15" x 39" - gouache+ graphite on paper
This is an especially favorite series that I did as a warm-up to progressively longer poses. When the paintings are side by side there is a sense of animation that truly represents the gesture poses.
SOLD to a collector in Oregon