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.


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