Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Presents First Book Illustration and I Dare you…

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


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Screech Stage One  Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

Prints on Paper, Metal, and Canvas Available

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I am real pleased with my progress so far on the illustrations for Fiddler at Mid Night Farms House.  I talked with the publisher a few days ago and was quite surprised at the number of illustrations she wants for the book which will be about 112-114 pages.  So far, Clyde has 80 poems but he said he can add others if I can’t get enough illustrations done between now and October 1st.

I have finished the cover and will put it up soon but above is the first illustration of an expressive screech owl.  I will probably modify it somewhat so I have it uploaded as Screech Stage One.  I want to get to the first stage of a lot of illustrations so I can figure out how much time I have left to fine tune them.


Anyway, prints will be available of all stages!


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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Yesterday Clyde and I went to Claytor Lake for a short swim.  The sky was cloudy and even though it wasn’t supposed to rain Clyde was concerned about a black cloud that was forming.  He studies weather patterns and I ask him before I check the local report.

When we got there people were swimming.  As soon as we plunked down our chairs everybody was called out of the water.  We waited a while under the awning and, as usual, Clyde had a comment on most people’s reactions to a little water.  He said you would think the devil was coming down on them.

Today I asked Clyde if we could go swimming.  He said he read the clouds and they said put on a bathing suit, drive to the lake and see what happens.  I dare you.

It is raining right now.

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The Very Blue Ridge     Original  Oil  Painting   SOLD

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Natural Rhythm  Original  40″ x 30″ Oil Painting   $2430

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Waving Original  Acrylic Painting NFS

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