Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Haute Couture - by Gretchen Kelly

"Morticia"- 15"x30" gouache on brown paper 
"R.I.P." -19"x24" watercolor + gouache

"Subterranean + Sultry" 17"x23" watercolor + gouache

"In the Red" - 19"x24" watercolor, gouache + graphite
I thought these were worth re-posting and if you're interested in purchasing - please click on email me.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

One Minute Pose series CII - quick sketches by Gretchen Kelly

each is 11"x16" watercolor + graphite
These are all one minute quick sketches during a session where the model wore clothes! 
Shocking- I know....the real model for this session was late so we had a stand in. She does wonderful poses and her outfit is so cute. I really enjoyed doing this session. It's actually so much harder to do quick sketches when the model wears clothes. 
to purchase all 8 sketches for  $200.
click below

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nude #1105 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

11"x16" watercolor, gouache + graphite

This is from a 25 minute pose and a provocative one  at that.

 In fact it reminds me of Courbet's L'origin du Monde.

Nude #1103 - watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly

12"x12" watercolor, pastel + graphite
From a 15 minute pose

Saturday, October 08, 2011

"What's Up?" - watercolor portrait by Gretchen Kelly

11x16" watercolor + graphite
Last week our model was late for the session so we had a fill-in who was not nude. That's ok. She did some great poses.

I ♥ Hudson paintings by Gretchen Kelly

 Artswalk in Hudson, NY will be throughout Hudson (+ Chatham) October 8th - 10th.
There is Windows on Warren and a new venue which is being co-sponsored by Etsy! :
The Artists Marketplace in a tent down by the Hudson River. This is very exciting for us in Hudson.
I have a booth in the Tent and will be showing my I ♥ Hudson paintings, 
which are an ongoing series of works that detail the beauty found in the aged and decayed in the streets and the alleys of my beloved Hudson.
 I snap photos as I walk in Hudson, which turn into paintings.
I have printed notecards and digital prints of these originals for affordable prices. 
So if you don't want to spend a lot of money on an original you can 

purchase a print for $20. or a pack of 2 cards for $12.


Friday, October 07, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Portraits of Vera - watercolor portraits by Gretchen Kelly

12"x12" watercolor + gouache

12"x12" watercolor, gouache, graphite

8"x10" watercolor, gouache, graphite
all three are from a live model session where I was painting the model nude and also did some portraits in between.