Wednesday, April 29, 2009

One minute pose series XXVI.1,2,3 - original gesture sketches by Gretchen Kelly


Approx. 12" x 16" -$40. each
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This is part of a series of gesture sketches that I did at the "Boudoir" performance held at the Dream Away Lodge in the Berkshires, Ma. The performance was set to live music and poetry was read while Artists painted and drew performers who were posing in + out of costumes staged in a couple of rooms at the lodge. I saw vintage photos from 1975 of Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie and Alan Ginsberg ....if these walls could talk...........
More paintings from this adventure in a few days.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Nude#614 - original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly


12" x 16" - watercolor, gouache + graphite on plaster board

I have painted this nude on Ampersand plaster board. This is my first time testing this surface and I like it. The advantage is that you don't have to put this painting under glass or in a frame.

Nude #613 - original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly


14" x 20" watercolor + gouache on archival paper
$300.




Friday, April 17, 2009

Nude #604 - original sketch by Gretchen Kelly


This is a quick sketch that I did of a pose that is also a pastel nude which I will show sometime in the near future. I like the composition and simple line work.
13" x 20" graphite on paper
$50.




Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Nude #603- original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly


13" x 19" watercolor, gouache + graphite on paper
Here again, my latest model posing on the bed. This painting has a feeling of an advertisement illustration from the 1960's. I am often surprised by the outcome of my paintings. I wasn't going for this look - it is just what came about. I guess you could say that it has the feeling of a photo from the pages of Playboy mag from the late '60's or early '70's.
$200.




Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nude #602- original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly


14" x 20" - watercolor + graphite on paper
I wanted to do something with color and liveliness and I like the way that this has a feeling of lightheartedness.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Nude #601 - original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly


14" x 20" watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
This is from a 35 minute pose. Yesterday's pastel is of the same pose done in 10 minutes after I finished this one.
$150.




Friday, April 10, 2009

Nude #598 - original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly


8" x 11" - watercolor + graphite on paper
After putting all my energy into filing my taxes I don't have much left to paint. Here's a real simple one.
SOLD to a collector in Maryland

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Nude #597- original nude by Gretchen Kelly


7" x 10" - fresco w/watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper coated with encaustic.
I sketched a one minute pose in graphite on the plaster surface and then went into it with the colors. This fresco is coated with encaustic to preserve the medium. The colors have become more saturated in the process and the look appears ancient.
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Nude #596 - original nude by Gretchen Kelly


8.5" x 11" - fresco w/watercolor, gouache, graphite, encaustic
This is a fresco technique coated with encaustic wax. I needed to seal the brittle cracking surface of the fresco. I like the end result it is even more aged looking. Yes, it has sealed the cracking plaster.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Nude #595- original fresco nude by Gretchen Kelly


8.5" x 11" fresco w/gouache, graphite + gold pigment on paper
This is another new technique for me working with a fresco surface. It is a bit brittle and needs to be handled carefully when it dries. I like the antique quality of the color and texture. The figure drawing is a one minute pose and I added the color after.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Nude #592- original fresco nude by Gretchen Kelly


8" x 11" - fresco w/gouache, watercolor, graphite + pastel on paper
this is a new technique for me where I have applied plaster to the surface of paper and then distressed it and tinted before drawing + painting the figure. I like the antique look of the fresco texture. And now that I look at it I have maintained the quick lines of the gesture drawing from which this came.
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One minute pose series XXIV.1,2,3 - original nudes by Gretchen Kelly




Approx. 13" x 18" each- gouache + graphite on paper
$150./3