Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nude #939 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

12"x18" watercolor + graphite on paper
This is from a 25 minute pose. I have been playing with abstracted brushstroke backgrounds which are the holding space for the emerging nude...
$250.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nude #938 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

9"x12" watercolor, pastel + graphite on paper
Had a great painting session today with live model at the Hudson Opera House. The model was superb and had some exceptional poses, like this Cat Pose - love that!

$175.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nude #936 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

15"x22.5" watercolor, gouache + graphite on paper
The loose brush stroke wash in the background set the tone for the light hand that I continued with in executing this lovely feminine pose.
$350.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nude #935 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

13"x19" watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
 Today I approached my gesture painting by starting with a wash on the paper.  This is the reverse of how I normally work. I wanted to try another approach. I usually put down directly what I am seeing. This change was that I reveal from abstraction and chaotic brush strokes the composed female form- it worked for me and I think there was a mysterious element that came out of this. I will post other paintings done with this technique through the course of the week.

$300.



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nude #933 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

8"x10" watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper

from a 10 minute pose - 
I like the way this came out so abstracted.
$150.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nudes #930,921, 932 - watercolor nudes by Gretchen Kelly

Nude #930 - 10"x13" watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
Nude #931 - 10"x 13"- watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper
Nude #930 - 10"x 13"- watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper

each is from a 5 minute pose
$150./3

Monday, September 06, 2010

Nude #928 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

11"x15" watercolor + graphite on paper
Often, it is the simplicity of a painting that makes it beautiful
 and that's what stands out in this one. 
$175.