Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nude #1082 + portrait - watercolor figurative paintings by Gretchen Kelly


15"x22" watercolor + graphite

9"x15" watercolor + graphite
These are both from a 25 minute pose. I have been doing a lot portraits of the nude models this year. I need to get my portrait muscle into shape.
$275 for both

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nudes#1080, 1081, 1082 - watercolor nudes by Gretchen Kelly

Nude #1080- 10"x13" watercolor gouache + graphite


Nude #1081 -10"x13" watercolor gouache + graphite

Nude #1082- 10"x13" watercolor, gouache, graphite
Each is from a 5 minute pose and sold as a set of 3 for

SOLD to a collector from NC

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nude #1077 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

10"x13" watercolor, pastel + graphite

This was from a 5 minute pose. I like the simplicity of this and that is what I am aiming for all the time but it 's a hit and miss adventure. Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don't.
SOLD to a collector in NY

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nude #1075 + #1076 - watercolor nudes by Gretchen Kelly


Nude #1075 - 10"x13" watercolor, gouache, graphite
This was a quickie version of the one below- same pose.
$200.
Nude #1076 - 13"x19" watercolor, gouache, graphite on pale pink paper
 Both were done during a 25 minute pose today at the 
Hudson Opera House where I do a lot of my figurative work.
$300.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Nude #1074 - watercolor figurative by Gretchen Kelly

13"x17" watercolor, gouache, graphite
This wasn't my favorite pose but I overpowered it's weakness with color.
Can't wait to get back on Sunday to the next session.

$175.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nude #1073- watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

10"x13" watercolor + graphite
This one is from a 15 minute pose at the end of last week's session.
I am so happy to be painting from the model again.
$175

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nude #1072 - watercolor nude ballerina by Gretchen Kelly

13"x19" watercolor, gouache, pastel + graphite

Susie, a fave model, likes to add little feminine touches 
like a tutu or music or a strand of pearls. 
She is always inspiring.
$250.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nude #1071 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

10"x13" watercolor + gouache + graphite
This one is from a 10 minute pose. I find it interesting to see where I am at when I haven't been painting nudes for a while. A little rusty, a little sloppy but still lively.
$200.

Nude #1070 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

13"x19" watercolor, gouache + graphite
Ahhhhhh- back to live model poses at the Hudson Opera House. It's been about 2 months. Here is one of my favorite models too! She's from a 15 minute pose.

$200

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Young Artist - watercolor portrait by Gretchen Kelly

7"x9" watercolor + graphite
I painted this portrait of a young Artist today as we drew and painted together and started to get to know each through Art.

 

One Minute Pose series XCVIII - gesture sketches by Gretchen Kelly



 all of these are approx 10"x13"
gouache, watercolor, pastel + graphite on tinted paper

These are a series of quick sketch warm-ups 
done before longer poses.
You can purchase these as a group for:
$150.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Nude #1069 + Portrait - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

12"x19" watercolor, gouache + graphite

12"x12" watercolor + graphite
Both were painted during a 25 minute pose. 
Both sell for $200.