The other day I was browsing through my favorite blogs with my husband looking over my shoulder. Suddenly he said: Hey, go back:
I don't want to go back. What?
I want to see that.
'That', was an original watercolor nude by Gretchen Kelly.
I know her, I said proudly, she's one of my blogging friend.
She's good, he said.
Gretchen is now a sponsor on Hidden in France. More are on their way to send me their buttons, but Gretchen Kelly was fastest. Thank you Gretchen for the vote of confidence.
Here are a few paintings. This is original art that is still affordable. Prints are nice, sure, but to me nothing compares to the pleasure of owning original art. Gretchen's work is mostly of nude beauties.
Which pictures to choose for this post? I love them all!
She tells me that she paints gestures poses and gesture paintings. On her website, GretchenKellyArt, her work is arranged by categories such as 'boudoir, minute poses, intimate apparel. You can buy her work there but also on her blog.
Now Gretchen, I told you that my husband liked your work. Enough to google you himself when i refused to cooperate (I don't like when he tells me what to do.) What I didn't tell you is that when I met him he was an artist too. A photographer. He does other things now, but his photography has been exhibited all over the world, including the V&A and Paris' Pompidou center. All over the world, that is EXCEPT in the US where his work was considered a bit too risqué for mainstream. (This was 20 years ago.) All this to say he is not afraid of nude paintings of beautiful women, au contraire.