Sunday, February 23, 2014

Boudoir Session 5- lingerie poses painted in watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

I had the best blonde model (friend) from the 1960's! -not really she's a lot younger than that. She was a natural born poser. I'd say from the side, reclining, rear view and she'd strike the pose perfectly. It was a breeze and I produced what I usually do in two hours rather than three. I'll def get her to come back! I love the blonde Bridgette Bardot feeling of this session.

Boudoir Session 5.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - quick gesture sketches
6"x9" watercolor + graphite
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Boudoir session 5.8
10.5"x15" watercolor, gouache, graphite
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Boudoir session 5.7
10.5"x15" watercolor, gouache, graphite
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Boudoir session 5.9
10.5"x15" watercolor, gouache, graphite on Stonehenge paper
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Boudoir Session 4 by Gretchen Kelly

Boudoir Session 4 with a good friend this past Saturday. 
I started with a series of gesture sketches to warm-up. Then onto some larger reclining poses. 
The suggestion of features on her face are my generic markings, I am rarely trying to paint specific features resembling the person. I prefer for the poses to be anonymous. I like the way the bottom pose came out---a bit like Egon Shiele maybe...


Boudoir Session 4
1-5 quick warm-up sketches
5"x7" watercolor + graphite
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Boudoir Session 4.6
watercolor + graphite
9"x11"
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Boudoir Session 4.7
watercolor + graphite
13"x18"
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Boudoir Session 3 - original watercolor figurative poses by Gretchen Kelly



this is my third Boudoir Session last Saturday afternoon. 
A friend posed for me and in return I give her a painting of her choosing.
I am selling the other paintings on my Etsy Shop- click to go there