Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Sold Two More Prints, and We Sure are Getting a lot of Mileage out of that one!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am so pleased to sell two more prints of my work and this time I added another country to my list!  Now I have artwork in 24 states, Russia, Canada, Germany, Australia, and The United Kingdom!  My work really gets around! One of the paintings has been sold but prints are always available.  The other one is available and on special this week!

 

brautumncopyrightBlue Ridge Autumn  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Autumn is a sumptuous color feast of this gorgeous mountain region in Fall. The warm/cool color contrast sparkles and lights up the work.

 

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Tiger Stare  Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting   $670

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 Tiger Stare is an intense, expressive painting from my series Kendall Expressions. My work has always had Expressionistic elements combined with Impressionistic elements. In these works I am emphasizing my expressive side. I am very pleased with the look in the tiger’s eyes and the linear patterns of the stripes. The painting is on stretched canvas without frame.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

I have mentioned two bruises I cannot account for and both times my husband had a quip of how I am probably smacking him at night to stop his snoring.  He is still congested and that is usually the only time he snores.

Well, yesterday I mentioned that my thumb on my left hand is sore.  Of course his explanation is that I am probably poking him the eye since the hand slap and kick didn’t stop the snoring.

I seriously doubt I am attacking my husband when I am sleeping but his quips do make me laugh!

 

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Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 40″x 50″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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

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Tiger Stare Original 20″x16″  Acrylic Painting  $670

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Burning Shore   Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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The Pool is Calling Me!


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I try to get to the pool on week-ends but was way too busy to even think about it.  Since Line Dance Class doesn’t resume until next week, I will be out of here after this short blog!  Cheers!

 

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals, and I can’t Believe I said that…


 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I was able to make one yesterday after all!  The guys changed their minds and went for a walk.

I am excited about getting to the third layer of another Blue Ridge Parkway autumn painting!  The second layer is just about dry.  Most of my paintings are done in three layers, some more than three.

 

Here are two more favorite florals!

 

 

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Shadows on Sunflowers  Original Oil Painting  has been Sold

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“Shadows on Sunflowers” is an intimate look at some sunflowers in a vase against a backdrop of shifting light. The swirling textures enliven the surface and the colors are intense. The brushwork is complicated and sensuous.

I have always been fascinated with the colors of light and shade. I remember reading somewhere that many people consider warm and cool colors together to be like the music of the spheres.

nortalbemarlebig (1)North Albemarle, McLean VA   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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North Albemarle, McLean, VA is one of my series of garden paintings in McLean where I am from. This is a low-level impasto painting with a constant variation in color. The mood is cheerful and the surface is complex. The painting is in a silver-colored metal frame.  

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde is very good about helping me with a stir fry meal I like to make.  I am not much of a cook but this is one meal I make that I really like!  I was extremely tired last night and when he asked me which pot I was going to use to par boil the broccoli and snow peas, I said the big round one. 

I cracked up but he was not amused.  I wonder if there are any other shaped pots.

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Today at 5:00!

Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 40″x 50″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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

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Red Eyed Hoot  Acrylic Painting  NFS

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

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Well, I was going to make another Youtube video today…


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I was going to make another Youtube video of my work today but both my guys are home. They usually go bird-watching  on Sunday afternoon but this time they are both parked in front of the TV watching a movie.

I definitely don’t want TV noise for my background music.  I will get it done tomorrow.  Time to paint!

 

trump4Orange Trumpet Flowers   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Monday at 5:00!

 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 40″x 50″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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

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Red Eyed Hoot  Acrylic Painting  NFS

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

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Performing at 11:00 Today at The Draper Mercantile!


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So much to do before I head out to Draper for a Christmas Line Dance Performance!  We do a lot of Christmas dances and I hope this one goes well.  It is amazing how things can mess up.  One time I was so close to some sort of box on stage that I nearly tripped!  This stage is small so I hope no one falls off.  Cheers!

 

stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Floral Favorites, and I Hate that Saying…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I still can’t get the Youtube music on it.  I hope I can find someone to help with this.  I think they are better with background music.

 

Here are two more Favorite Florals

verandaflowers (1)Hanging Beauty  Original      Oil pastel painting

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Hanging Beauty is an intense oil pastel painting of flowers on our veranda. The strong light effect creates a beautiful atmosphere and great warm/cool color contrast. My husband, Clyde Kessler, is a well-known naturalist in the New River Valley and in addition to his bird and butterfly knowledge, he is also very knowledgeable about flowers and good at growing them. He has the green thumb in the family. Mine is usually covered in oil paint.

 

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Hanging Beauty  Original      Oil pastel painting

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Rose Start is a glowing oil pastel of our rose bush when it was first starting out. We have a small white fence around it to protect it. I have always been fascinated with the look of white objects in the evening. They seem to glow from with-in and I captured that look in this work. Carnival Evening by Henri Rousseau is a great example of this effect. I especially enjoy looking at that painting for the use of the white that creates a magical effect.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Like any married couple we have learned a lot about our different backgrounds over the years.  One thing my mother did that Clyde’s mother did not do was repeat helpful sayings.  I heard these so many times that they got to be quite irritating and the most irritating thing was I was too stubborn to apply them to my life.   The one I hate the most to this day is Penny wise and Pound foolish.   I am amazed at the number of times I have chosen the cheap route that ended up costing me more later.  I actually make Clyde come with me to the store to help me buy certain items so I won’t get stuck with the cheap one that caught my eye.  He always gets the better item, usually the medium priced one.

 

Anyway I like to change some of those sayings and the other night when I was fooling with laundry late in the evening I said to Clyde, “Women’s work is never done and it ain’t no fun.”  I think that is an improvement on that one.

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

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Lion Explosion  Original  20″x16″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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But the House is still Standing…


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I think I have mentioned before that I am some what of a freak of nature, a girl that does not like to shop.  My husband hates to shop and our son isn’t into it either so that is why we are still at home.  It takes a lot more than bargains to get us out of here.  I think if the house burned down we would have to visit some stores.  

Have fun everyone!  I hope you get some great deals!

 

flowg (1)Radford Flower Garden    Original   11″ x 14″ Oil Painting   $313

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Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Today at 5:00!

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24″x 36″ canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

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A Break in The Clouds  Original   Oil Painting has been Sold

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Natural Rhythm   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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Beauty and Danger   Original  16″x20″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals, and Maybe it is a Relative that was aware of the Trap…


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Great Thanksgiving!  Cheers to everyone and here are some more florals!

 

waving beautysmall (2)Waving Beauty  Original  20″ x 16″ Oil Painting    $670

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Waving Beauty is a sumptuous look at some pink tulips my husband grew. I love the way they are stretching out to get the sunlight which is the reason for the title. This painting would greatly enhance any home or office.

 

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Cascading Day Lilies  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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 Cascading Day Lilies is an intimate look at some Day Lilies my husband planted in our yard. He certainly has a green thumb. All of his flowers look great! I especially like the red/green contrast in this work. Years ago at a competition May Stevens exclaimed when she met me, Oh the red/green painter! I do especially like those two complementary colors. If you look carefully at my paintings you will find all the colors of the rainbow in all of them

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

A while back I wrote about a mouse that had settled into our kitchen.  My husband bought a trap that was designed to catch the mouse and then re-locate it.  The mouse was caught and my husband took it down to the river.  He said the mouse looked at him with the saddest eyes.  It was, of course, perfectly happy living in a cozy home and snacking on our food.

A few days ago when I opened one of the shelf doors a horrible smell came out.  I have been cleaning out the space and haven’t found a thing that would cause such a horrible smell.  I told my husband that maybe a relative of the first mouse that knew about the trap avoided it and died a natural death behind the shelves where we can’t get it.  Revenge is sweet!

 

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Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24″x 36″ canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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A Break in The Clouds  Original   Oil Painting has been Sold

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Natural Rhythm   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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Beauty and Danger   Original  16″x20″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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I can’t Believe I am looking up Directions for a Meat Thermometer


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For umpteen years we have gone to my husband’s home for Thanksgiving, but for some reason my mother-in-law wants us to celebrate on Sunday this year.  Well, that was not good enough for my son so we are having two Thanksgiving dinners .

 

I hardly ever roast meat in the oven that takes a long time.  I taught for many years and just didn’t have the time for that.  My husband and I were concerned that a meat thermometer would be harmed if it were in the oven too long.  Shows how much we know.  I looked it up.  No problem. 

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Flower Life   Original    Oil Painting   has been Sold

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Cheers everyone and have a great Thanksgiving Day!

Here comes the Snow!!!


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I really didn’t think the snow threat was true.  Lots of times snow is predicted here and we hardly get any.  Not this time!  The inches are piling up and I still have not bought new boots. My old ones cracked apart.  I guess I’ll get the dog sled ready and head to the store.

chrchsnowscenesmall (1)Church Snow Scene  Original 16″ x 12 Oil Painting  $384

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