Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and Slowing Down a Little…


Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

These two nudes have a strong look with an economy of marks.  The expression in the first one is languid while the second one has a more forceful appearance.  Charcoal has a great range of values and can be easily modified with conte crayons and pastels.  It is a great medium and there is no limit to the expressive possibilities!

turningcopyrightTurning Beauty  Original  24″x 18″ Charcoal Drawing     $894

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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Strength   Original  24″x 18″ Charcoal Drawing     $894

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

My husband is better at preventing problems than I am so I am taking some advice he gave me a while back that, I, of course ignored.  He always gets up every thirty minutes when he works on the computer and stretches.  We are both at the seat fatigue years and I let it get so bad that I have a problem so today I am following the rule and trying to slow down a little.  For me, I am working at a snail’s pace.

I have probably shared this quote before but it bears repeating.  When you finally get your head together your body falls apart.  Oscar Wilde was right.  Youth is wasted on the young.  Now that I love my life and just wish someone could add hours to the day I wish I had that twenty year old body again!

Be sure to come see me and my artwork with four other local artists at Glencoe Museum in Radford VA at 6:00 tomorrow evening!  Summer Path at Rock Castle Gorge will be on display along with four other landscapes!

 

summerpathcopyrightSummer Path at Rock Castle Gorge    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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

Current Exhibition: Five Years of Art at Glencoe

 

This season marks the fifth year of Glencoe Museum’s “Gallery at Glencoe,” and to celebrate this milestone, the museum is hosting a series of three shows featuring the works of artists from the previous five years. The three shows will take place in August and November 2014 and February 2015.

The August show features the works of six talented artists whose works range from photography to painting to fiber art. These works reflect many different styles and provide something for everyone to appreciate—from traditional to avant-garde. These artists are Franchell Mack Brown, Alexander Crookshanks, Kendall Kessler, Susan V. Lockwood, Joyce Sims and RL Thomas.

 

Thank for reading my blog and I hope you enjoy my Nude Girl Drawings!

Beautiful Day!


Such great weather!  Hope I can get out there later.  So much to do!

 

summerpathbig (1)Summer Path at Rock Castle Gorge  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting      $2430

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

The Beautiful James River off The Blue Ridge Parkway and More Blue Ridge Discovery Center News


My Artwork

I have always loved water.  When I was a child I spent as much time as I could playing at a creek near our house.  I loved the sound of the water and walking on the rocks.

Creeks, rivers, and, of course, the ocean are places I would rather be than anywhere else.  Much of my artwork includes water.

jamesreflectionscopyrightJames River Reflections           $2425.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at Kendall Kessler Art

I am especially pleased with the peaceful moods I captured from two views of the James River off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This is another site my husband researches for bird and butterfly species.

I will never forget how beautiful the water looked and how magical the reflections were on this day.  My husband, I, and our son Alan walked all around this location and this painting is the view from the walkway bridge under the Harry Flood Byrd Memorial bridge which was constructed in 1959 . I am especially pleased with the complicated system of greens in this painting and the colors reflected in the perfectly still water.

jamesrivermomcopyrightJames River Moment    $2425.00Prints on paper or canvas available at Kendall Kessler Art

blueridgewildflowcopyrightBlue Ridge Wildflowers   original painting has been sold

Prints on paper or canvas available at Kendall Kessler Art

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

One of my husband’s good friends, Scott Jackson-Ricketts, will be leading a hike this week-end!

Here is the info for all those that want to have a great time!

Attention to all interested parties. This Sunday, weather permitting, some of us BRDC explorers will be running up to the highlands, the Whitetop area specifically, to search for snowy owls and other winter migrants. If you are interested, please contact me at scottjr@ls.net for arrangements and car-pooling opportunities.

MORE BLUE RIDGE DISCOVERY NEWS

Also the  40th Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally is coming up soon!  Here is the link to this great celebration!          http://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/mount-rogers-naturalist-rally