Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Suggestion Painting, and The Computer Attacked Me!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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I am trying hard to stay away from another Blue Ridge Mountain painting until I get started on my portrait of Clyde.  If I get involved in another landscape I won’t be able to concentrate on the portrait.  Once I get it started then I can work on some other new ones.  Right now I am working on more Suggestion paintings.  They are done in one studio session so I can free myself up to get the portrait going as soon as Clyde can sit for me.

 

Below is my latest!  I am very pleased with the color modulation in Sun Burst!

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Sun Burst   Original Acrylic Painting   NFS

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

Link to this painting  http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/sun-burst-kendall-kessler.html

 

 Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

If you have read many of my blogs then you know I often get exasperated with the computer.  It is a great machine but it is also very irritating.  Sometimes I am tempted to chuck it right out the window but I know it would creep back in and expect me to fix it up.

Anyway, the other day I called Clyde at work to tell him I had a hole in my pants and a bleeding gash on my leg.  Not a very bad one but it was bleeding!  The computer attacked me!  Okay, I was about to sit down and slammed my leg in to the table it sits on.  I have never done that before and since computers have minds of their own I insist on blaming it for this mishap. 

I think it has heard all of my gripes and decided to strike first.  LOL!

 

 

 

 

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  24″x 18″ Oil  Painting    $864

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Dream Horse Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting $670

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An Apple a Day  Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, a Favorite Still life and In your Lap…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Here is one of my favorite Suggestion paintings!  Please sure to click on the folder on my website to see more!  The originals are not for sale but small and large prints on paper, canvas, or metal are available!

 

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Apple a Day  Original Acrylic  Painting  NFS

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Life with The Word and Bird Man

For various reasons we have been going to a lot of fast food joints lately.  I like fast food but prefer Chinese.  We go to those restaurants a lot, too.

One of the fast food restaurants has the motto that people should eat like they mean it.  I see that commercial all the time.

When we go there we always comment that we have to use a lot of napkins because the sandwiches are quite slippery.  It is hard to keep the condiments in the sandwich.

I came up  with a new slogan.  Eat like you want it to fall in your  lap!  Just joking around!  Great sandwiches!

 

 

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Bull Mountain is on Special all May!

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Bull Mountain  11″x 14″ Oil  Painting    $313

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset   Original Painting has been Sold

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burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  Original   Oil Painting has been sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Blue Ridge Discovery Center News, and Two Squirrels could do a Better job…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Now that the weather is warmer, be sure to go to The Blue Ridge Discovery Center for great Spring and Summer Happenings!

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I am still hard at work on a 30″x40″ Blue Ridge Parkway oil painting!  Should be done soon!

Here are some more of my Suggestion Series!  They are getting stronger and stronger!

 

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Apple a Day  Original  Acrylic  Painting    NFS

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 Apple a Day is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series,
Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time an apple shape began to appear so I made it into a very lively still life. I am especially pleased with the brushwork in this one.

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Break Time Original  Acrylic  Painting    NFS

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 This time a can shape began to appear so I made it into another fun  still life. I am especially pleased with the color contrast  in this one.

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/break-time-kendall-kessler.

 

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I love all the arts and if I had a bunch of lives I would seriously pursue every one of them!  I live to paint but I also play the piano and line dance.

 

I have the greatest respect for artists and I hate it when people won’t hire an artist when they need one.  I am talking about commercials that have the people that are advertising act out skits to sell.  That really gets on my nerves.  I can’t get to the mute button fast enough.

Locally, there are two businessmen that put on skits on commercials that are horrible!  They make me appreciate actors and all they go through to master their craft.

They are so bad that I honestly think I could do a better job and I have never had an acting lesson.

Clyde says two squirrels from out back yard could audition for the commercial and do better even if they were hired to play themselves.

 

 

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is on special all March!

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30″x 22″ Acrylic  Painting    $1350

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Magenta Fall  Original 9″ x 12″  Oil Painting  $236

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Stepping Stones on The New River  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Two More Portfolio Selections, and I am Revolting…


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I think I have finally caught some sort of bug.  My throat is real scratchy.  Oh well, I have to be very ill to slow down so if it is real bad I will take it easy which would be a good thing!

Anyway, here are two more portfolio selections. The first one is another one of my still lifes  that I am very pleased with and the other one is another whimsical painting from my Suggestion Series!

 

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Apples and Flowers   Original  9″ x 12″ Oil Painting     $225

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“Apples and Flowers” is an intense, intimate still life of golden delicious apples on a floral cloth with the same colors as the fruit and the bowl. The colors are strong and the painting has a cheerful impact on the viewer. The color and textures are continually modulated throughout the work. The painting is in a black composite frame.

 

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Stepping Out   Original  Acrylic Painting    NFS

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Link to this painting               http://pixels.com/featured/stepping-out-kendall-kessler.html

Stepping Out is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series,
Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time a shoe like shape began to appear so I made it into a festive shoe scene with abstract party streamers.I love the party mood in this one.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Yesterday I was dragging.   Too much to do as always.  I decided to be lazy anyway.  I didn’t clean up until before I fixed dinner and then I just left the dishes and went on to do other things, including watching an old Peter Sellers movie.  I never watch a movie in one sitting so I will finish that today.

Clyde is feeling better and when he saw the dirty dishes he started to wash them.  I came into the kitchen and told him I was revolting.  I was expecting the not anymore than usual reply but I guess he was too tired for a retort.

Anyway sometimes you just have to come to a halt and relax.  The work is always there waiting for you.

 

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 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

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 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html

 

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Radford High Day Lilies  Original  11″ x 14″ Oil Painting    $313

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Burning Shore   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals, and ARGHHH!


 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Here are two more favorite florals!  I never tire of painting flowers.  They brighten our world!

peggysgardenbig (1)Peggy’s Garden  Original  11″x14″ Oil Painting   $313

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Peggy’s Garden is a colorful Radford City garden. Peggy is a friend and she has always preferred gardening to housework. Her grounds are stunning. This view is just the beginning of an exceptional home garden

 

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Butterfly View  Original  11″x14″ Oil Painting   $313

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Butterfly View is a small oil painting of an intimate look at one of our Butterfly bushes. This is a colorful painting with a soft textural surface. My husband, Clyde Kessler, spends a lot of his time researching the birds and butterflies of this region. The painting is in a solid oak molded frame.

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man -Clyde Kessler

Computers are great in many ways but I HATE how you have to keep learning about them.  I am the perfect example of the old dog you can’t teach new tricks to.  I am forever complaining about this machine to my husband who knows a lot more about them than I do.  He sits in front of one all day at his job.

I sit in front of one mainly to promote my artwork.  I live to paint but I can’t  take them with me so I work hard to find homes for them.

My computer rant today is every time a site informs me of the great new changes it has made I let out a groan.  They rarely seem like better changes to me and I am always lost at first.  I get tripped up by little things I ‘ll bet most people are not bothered by.  I am computer challenged.

Okay!  Rant over.  Back to the good life!  Cheers!

 

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all December!

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 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8″ x 10″  Oil Painting $168

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 A Pair   Original Oil Painting has been Sold


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Blue Tiger Original  20″x16″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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Here is another one!


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My new series is keeping me busy but I am having a great time exploring this concept!  I will be starting another Blue Ridge Parkway painting soon!

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Ballet  Original Acrylic Painting    NFS

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all November!

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 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8″ x 10″  Oil Painting $168

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Burning Shore  Original Oil Painting   has been Sold

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Eagle Fire Original  20″x16″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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Yes, it Stopped Hurting!


Yesterday my right arm was so sore I was worried that I was going to have a real problem with it but it is fine today!  Yea!!!!!!

 

cheerscopyrightCheers    9″ x 12″  Original Oil Painting     $224

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Now that was a Leg Cramp that would have brought down Godzilla!


I used to get night leg cramps all the time until my husband pointed out that I should drink more water.  Since I have taken his advice they don’t happen much but when I do get one it is a doozy!  I hate the way they start to ease up and then cramp up again for even more pain. 

Usually, if I point my toe up the cramp goes away but last night it would not quit.  It flared up over and over again and finally eased up.  Too much activity is also a cause.  Guess I better slow down! 

Now I know that is not going to happen.

 

applepeartwirlcopyrightApple and Pear Twirl   Original 9″x20″ Oil Painting          $360

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Cherokee Origin of Game and Corn near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Pasta Buster…


My Artwork

 

Here is one of my recent Kendall Expressions paintings.  I am going to go back to my main style for some shore scenes now!

 

imagebutterflycopyrightImaginary Butterfly     Original 18″x24″   Acrylic Painting    $894

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I am still finding great Blue Ridge myths and legends of the Cherokee people!   Such wonderful, magical stories!  I was pleased that my husband was not familiar with the one I posted yesterday about the chickadee!  I actually taught The Bird Man something! 

 

 

The Origin of Game and Corn

Long ago shortly after the world was made there lived a hunter and his family on Looking Glass Mountain in North Carolina.  The Blue Ridge Parkway can be seen from Looking Glass Rock.  They had one son named Good boy. His brother came out of the water where the first boy played.  They kept him and named him Wild Boy.  They knew he had magic powers.  The father always brought home much game for the family.  They always had enough to eat.

One day Wild Boy transformed himself into a puff of bird down on the father’s shoulder  and followed him to a rock.  The father moved the rock and  deer came out and he killed one to bring home.

The next day the boys went to the rock and got game but forgot to put the rock back.  The father punished them and told them now they would have to hunt for game.

The hungry boys went home and asked their mother for something to eat and she went to the storeroom for corn.  The boys watched her rub her belly to fill a pot with corn and rub her legs to fill one with beans.

They decided she was a witch and she told them that when she died they were to clear the land around the home and they would always have corn.  They didn’t follow her instructions carefully so that is why corn does not grow in all parts of the world.

I found this story on the online publication, Native Languages of the Americas: Tsalagi/Cherokee Legends, Myths, and Stories

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I mentioned before my husband is not able to eat many things most people have no problem with.  The tomato  is one of them but he can eat a small portion if it is cooked such as in spaghetti sauce.  I think I am becoming somewhat sensitive to tomatoes and now after spaghetti I feel like I am going to pop!

I told Clyde we needed to go on a Pasta Buster walk and he said that sounds like a rock song.  “Get outside and bust that pasta before they have to roll you out the door!”  Get outside and bust that pasta!  You know you don’t need anymore!

I know the lyrics aren’t much so far but maybe we will come up with more the next spaghetti night.