Friday, September 30, 2011

Nude #449 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

12"x12" watercolor, gouache, graphite on treated paper
This is one of my experimental surfaces- gesso on paper. The effects are interesting. I like the way the bleeding and blending worked out.
$175.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nude #390 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

11"x14" watercolor, gouache, graphite on texture coated board


Here is another one of my favorites from the past.
I like the electric colors highlighting warmth and coolness.
$300.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nude #1098 + portrait - watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

12"x16" watercolor, gouache, graphite on Stonehenge paper

9"x12" watercolor

Both were painted during a 25 minute pose. 
The Stonehenge paper used above in the nude 
is so luxuriously velvet. 
I am just trying it out for the first time here on a figurative work. 
I have been using it all summer on my plein air work. 
This is entirely different when painting the nude figure. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nude #1096a+b - nude studies by Gretchen Kelly


Nude #1097a - 12"x12" watercolor, gouache, graphite

Nude #1097b- 12"x12" graphite
Both are from a 25 minute pose. 
I have been having an urge to sketch in graphite.
$200. for both

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nude #1096 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

11"x16" watercolor, pastel + graphite
This one is from a 10 minute pose if I remember correctly. 
Today, I got back to painting live from the model
after a little over a month off from it. 
It always feels good to get back to the live model. 
There's nothing like it for me. 
It gets me grounded and I can see where 
I am at and where I want to go from here. 
I feel some new techniques coming on....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nude #688 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

14"x20" watercolor + graphite 
Painted in 2009 - I have re-posted this because it is one of my favorites. 
I like the pose and movement of watercolor which has it's own mind. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nude #648 -watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

 19" x 25" - watercolor, gouache, graphite
 Here is another nude that I painted in 2009. I have been re-posting some of my favorites. Email me if interested in purchase info

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nude #613 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

14"x20"
 watercolor + gouache on archival paper
 This is one of my all time favorites that I have painted 
because I of the way the watercolor blends and bleeds.

Please email me if interested in purchasing.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nude #603 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

13" x 19" watercolor, gouache, graphite on terracotta color watercolor paper


I painted this nude in 2009.
I have been reposting some of my favorites from my extensive archive.
All are for sale and if you are interested in purchasing please email me for details

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Nude #593 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

14"x20" watercolor + graphite
I have been re-posting some of my favorite nudes from my extensive archive.  I painted this in 2009 and at this point in time I am making the decision to be more watercolor and less gouache. 
For purchase info please email me

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nude #267 - contemporary nude by Gretchen Kelly

19"x25" watercolor, gouache, pastel, graphite on dk brown paper
This was painted in September 2007. 
I tended to make my paint more opaque with gouache. 
These days my watercolors are more 
in their natural state of translucency.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nude #32 - watercolor nude on cardboard by Gretchen Kelly

I have always loved painting on cardboard. I love the informal deposable feeling of it. 
It plays down the Art- makes it less precious. This is an oldie but a goodie.
7.5"x11" watercolor on corrugated cardboard
email me if interested in purchasing

Monday, September 12, 2011

Nude #345- contemporary nude by Gretchen Kelly

19"x25" watercolor, gouache, graphite
I painted this nude in 2008. It is one of my favorites because of the colors and the stencil pattern.
 I started out painting on an orange shade of watercolor paper.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Nude #161- watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

19x25"
Painted in 2007 when I painted many paintings in this larger size. I used gold leaf for contrast against the painterly flesh and soft fabric.

email me if interested in purchasing
 

Friday, September 09, 2011

Nude #329 - graphite drawing by Gretchen Kelly

20"x35" graphite + gouache
This drawing with gouache background color was painted originally in 2008. I am re-posting some of my favorite nudes that are available and if you are interested in purchasing, email me for info.







Thursday, September 08, 2011

Nude #268 - figurative painting by Gretchen Kelly

19"x25" watercolor, gouache, graphite on brown watercolor paper

I painted this and posted it 4 years ago ....
I am going to start reposting some of my works from the past. 
It's interesting to see the differences of how I rendered back then compared to today.....
$400.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Nude #1095 - ink painting by Gretchen Kelly

11"x11" ink + graphite + gouache


-new paintings of nudes in ink with gouache. 
I am trying out new techniques inspired by vintage photos.

SOLD