Monday, May 25, 2009

Landscapes by the Hudson Valley Daily Painters

Postcard announcement for upcoming show in Rhinebeck, NY.
Myself, Jan Blencowe, Jamie Grossman and Takeyce Walter have put together a show of our paintings of the local Hudson Valley area where I live along the Hudson River. All works are for sale.
Opening on June 5th at 5:30 - 7:30
  • When: June 5th -July 15th.
  • Where: Montgomery Row, Second level, 6423 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY

Nude #636- original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

9.5" x 14.5" watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
SOLD to a collector in NC

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nude #631 - original fresco nude by Gretchen Kelly

6" x 9" fresco w/ watercolor + graphite on paper
My exploration on the fresco medium is consuming me. I love the texture, the happy accidents, the aged, distressed look. It is mysterious and leading me in different color directions and mood directions.
to purchase: EMAIL ME!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Nude #630 - original fresco nude by Gretchen Kelly

4.5" x 6.5" - fresco w/watercolor
This fresco technique with texture and watercolor has an antique look. I have used a "lite" spackle on watercolor paper. It is durable and crack-resistant.
to purchase: EMAIL ME!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Nude#627- original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

watercolor + graphite on paper
This painting is one that I did during the Boudoir performance a few weeks back. It is one of the more mysterious poses for the viewer. You may wonder what is going on with the anonymous hand that enters the scene. I just cropped the painting there for composition sake. It belongs to a man.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Nude #622 - original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

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

Lost Sister- original watercolor portrait by Gretchen Kelly

5" x 6" - watercolor on paper

Joyce was always looking for Kitty....
Her family moved to NYC from England in 1931. Her father was unable to continue his trade as a master upholsterer during the Depression. Joyce was the youngest of four girls: Betty, Kitty, Dora + Joyce. Joyce was much younger than the oldest - by 15 years. Dora was closest in age. When Joyce + Dora walked through some of the neighborhoods she always thought it might be Kitty coming out of one of the fashionable brownstones. Kitty was the governess to a wealthy family, but Joyce did not know who or where they were. No one in family talked about Kitty. In fact it was only through rumors that Joyce got any information at all about her. Through the years Joyce speculated that Kitty had gotten pregnant by someone in the household where she worked. It was sad for Joyce. She remembered that the mother at the household where Kitty worked came by to talk to her parents. She left and Joyce never saw her again, nor her sister- Kitty.


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Hidden in France blog-highlights my work....

Hidden in France blog has featured my Artwork on Friday's post. Corine, the author, says some nice things about my work and features some paintings that she likes. Click above to her blog. I am so grateful for her presentation and that I am able to support her in advertising on her sidebar of the blog. She has started recruiting her own advertisers that are in synch with her aesthetic and you can see there are no eye sores distracting from the beauty of her daily posts.....
Thanks Corine - BTW you are one of my top daily blogs that I read daily.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Nude#620- original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

18" x 24" - watercolor + graphite
This painting is another one done at the "Boudoir" performance that I attended.

Nude #619 - original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

19" x 24" watercolor + graphite on paper
It's Spring and the apple, cherry+peach blossoms are coloring the landscape and this nude.