Great Mother’s Day!


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What a great mother’s day!  My son took us out for supper and we had a real nice time!  He is a great guy!

KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Clyde and Alan   Original  Oil Painting   has been Sold

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 Clyde and Alan is a colorful painting I did of my husband and son. My husband didn’t like our rocking chair so he rocked Alan to sleep on our bed. The strong color contrast was added to the scene to express my joy over his birth. I worked from a photograph that had much softer color combinations.

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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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Eagle Fire   16″ x 20″  Original Soft  Pastel Painting $670

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Radford Flower Garden     Original  11″ x 14″ Oil Painting  $313

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More People Paintings, and Just to be a Fruit Cake…


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Here are two of my favorite Alan paintings of the first Birthday party he attended.  The guest of honor was two years old.  Alan jumped up an down when he saw all the toys to play with!

bparty2 (1)Birthday Party or A Child’s View    Original 25″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $10,000

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“Birthday Party” or “A Child’s View” is a painting done from a photograph I took at a two-year-old’s party. I have often been asked why the title is “Birthday Party” since there are no balloons, cake, etc.

The two-year-olds were involved in parallel play and I wanted to paint something that showed the viewer how that age group sees the world. Since they are usually on the floor playing by themselves their view is oftentimes hands and legs of adults hence the second title.

 

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Birthday Party or A Child’s View    Original 25″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $10,000

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The Rest of the Party is a companion painting. Birthday Party or A Child’s View is the other painting of this wonderful event.

I had never heard of a Birthday party for two-year-olds before this one.

My son had such a great time there.  The first painting has parallel play with-in the context of adult hands and feet. This one focuses of the interaction between the adults and toddlers.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband says a lot of strange things. That is putting it mildly.  Anyway the other day he said he was going to make a peanut butter pie sandwich.  He said that because he uses rice cakes instead of bread.  I told him we didn’t have any pie to make a sandwich with. 

He said he was going to make one anyway. 

I said he was going to make a peanut butter sandwich pie because he is a fruit cake.

Please check out my Special Promotions that will end today at 5:00pm.  Swirling Color is on special all October!

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Color Swirl    Original 20″ x 24″ Oil Painting    $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, People Paintings, and Line Dancing Tonight!


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Here are two more portraits of my son Alan.  These paintings are very special!

 

Allookmebig (1)Alan Looking at Me    Original  24″ x 18″  Oil Painting     $7000.00

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Looking at Me is a painting of my son when he was nine months old.  I did a number of paintings from photographs of Alan when he was young and I was amazed at how he seemed to pose for me when he was a baby.

In one photograph, as soon as he saw the camera he grabbed his foot and held it up and grinned.

We are always amazed at how fast our children grow up and I miss a lot of his younger years. I still have many vivid memories of all that he did and said. I wrote down many things he said so I wouldn’t forget those times. I am especially pleased with the sumptuous light effect in this painting.

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Alan on The Couch    Original  25″ x 40″  Oil Painting     $10,000.00

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Alan on the Couch is a painting I did years ago and was not happy with the result. I recently got it back out and worked on it and now I am satisfied with it. My son, Alan, is biting his lip and holding his ball for a rare still moment. I spent a lot of time chasing after him as he tried to jump over the sides of the couch.

I am especially pleased with the light effect and the bold brushwork in this painting.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

Years ago I started taking Line Dancing lessons in an attempt to give up skating. I was becoming more and more afraid of the people that don’t know how to skate at rinks. Well, it didn’t work so now I do both and my husband took lessons for a while.  He has to get up in the middle of the night for work so he quit the lessons.

He isn’t much for going out at night so once in a while I go Line Dancing with friends from the class.  It is great fun and hopefully we will be there tonight!  Looking forward to it!

 

I hope you enjoyed portraits by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, People Paintings, and Hang up and Try Again…


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Here are more of my portraits of my favorite guys!

 

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Window Al   Original 7″ x 5″ Oil Painting    $500

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Window Al is an intense painting of my son by the window with a venetian cord in his mouth. He was always playing on the couch by the window when he was a toddler and he liked to chew on the cord.

I was forever taking it out of his mouth and putting it up high but it often fell down and he would be at it again. This is one of many fond memories of his young years.

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Concentration   Original 7″ x 5″ Oil Painting    $500

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Concentration is a close-up of my son staring at a toy when he was three by a window.

I am especially pleased with the brushwork and color contrast of this work.

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A Naturalist  Original 7″ x 5″ Oil Painting    $500

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A Naturalist is a portrait of my husband, Clyde Kessler, who is a well-known naturalist in the New River Valley.

I am extremely pleased with the brushwork and intense textural surface of this painting.

 

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned a number of times my husband and I did not grow up with computers and I am beginning to be very thankful.  They are great but they are extremely aggravating at times. 

My husband is better with them than I am since he is one one all day at work.

Yesterday I called him with another computer problem.  Here is what he had to say.

You did not reach the I want to Throw my Computer out the Window Help Desk.  Please try again.

 

 

Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Tuesday at 5:00pm.  Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on special all September!

Click on Kendall Kessler Art and then go to the painting the Mountain Paintings folder and click on the 24″x 36″ canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

cloudswirlpoocopyrightCloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter    Original 18″x24″ Oil Painting    $864

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A Break in The Clouds   Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

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Eagle Fire    Original 16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, People Paintings, and Hawk Migration!


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I am pleased to blog about my people paintings.  They are very important to me.  My two favorite models are my son and my husband. 

I have done a number of paintings of both of them over the years and plan to do a new one of my husband when I can find some time and he is not out studying nature on a mountain top!

Clydeal (1)Clyde and Alan  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This painting is of Alan when he was a few months old.  Clyde did not like to sit in a rocking chair so when he put him to sleep he would lie down and rock him. 

I noticed that almost every time he held him in his arms, Alan would go to sleep.  I guess he associated Daddy’s arms with bed time.

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Alan by Our Window  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This painting is of Alan when he was a toddler.  He liked to stare out the window.  I am especially pleased with the energetic brush work in this painting.  Frank Webb commented at a competition that I was able to weave paint together in a very impressive way.  

I won one of the cash awards at the show.

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Fall is Hawk migration time and hundreds are flying over! Two of Clyde’s friends, Tom Moser and Todd Frederickson led a hawk watch at Rocky Knob with a class and there were 500 hawks, mostly Broad-winged hawks.

 

Kendall Kessler Special Promotions

Be sure to click on Kendall Kessler Art for my Special Promotions!  I will have three up tomorrow.  Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on special all September. 

Click on the Mountain paintings folder, then click on the painting and choose the 24″ x 36″ canvas print for 40% with a 30 day money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter    Original 24″ x 36″ Oil Painting $670

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

 

Thank you for looking at paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!