Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More People Paintings, and Computer didn’t like my Youtube…


 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

Here are two more paintings of Alan’s friends.  Samantha is a little older than Alan but she was very nice to him.  She was one of the first neighbors to talk to him from the fence that bordered both our homes.  I did a number of paintings of Alan’s friends but Samantha was the only one I asked to pose for me. 

 

samantha2Samantha  Original Painting has been Sold

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Troy  24″ x 14″   Original Pastel Painting $3000

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Troy Swan was one of Alan’s friend at McHarg Elementary school.  He moved away shortly after they became friends and I have often wondered how everything went for him in Richmond.  He had a great time at one of Alan’s Birthday parties.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

This time of the year my husband spends a lot of time watching migrating hawks from Rocky Knob on The Blue Ridge Parkway and in our backyard.  What he doesn’t want to hear is me screaming at the computer.   I do get quite frustrated with this machine that has a mind of its own.  Yesterday I attempted to load another Youtube about my Floral paintings.  The graph said it was 81% complete and there were only fifteen minutes remaining.  An hour later there were still fifteen minutes remaining.  Argh!  I will try again today!

 

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

 

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Dreamscapes folder  and click on the 20″x 24″ canvas print of Swirling Color 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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Swirling Color   Original 20″ x 24″ Oil Painting    $670

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Lion Explosion  Original 20″ x 16″  Oil Painting $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Children Paintings and Poems, and Stop Taking this Medication…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

When my son was young he liked to write poetry about his experiences with his Dad on bird hikes.  One of his teachers asked me to illustrate two for a school fair. 

These illustrations and poems are very special to me.

 

alexpressivebig (1)Shadows of Things to Come   Original 21″ x 18″ Pastel Painting     $5000

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Shadow of Things to Come is a portrait of my son, Alan, when he began school. I loosely based this on a photograph. This is my most expressive portrait.

The colors and pastel marks were a frenzy of feeling for my child and his first days at school. I am especially pleased with the color contrast and deep shadow effect.

 

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Owls at Night  Original 24″ x 18″ Tempera Painting   Not for Sale

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Owls in the Trees  Original 24″ x 18″ Tempera Painting   Not for Sale

 

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Both of us get tired of all the advertisements asking us to ask our doctor about some medication.  The list of side effects is always staggering!

The other day my husband added one more.

If you are dead, stop taking this medication.

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

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

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Burning Shore   Original Oil Painting  has been sold

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

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Wildflower Current   Original 30″ x 40″  Oil Painting $2425

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Children paintings, and It might Wake it up!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Here are two more paintings of my son and one of his best friends, Paul!  He moved and we just see him once in a while now but they had a lot of fun when they were kids!

 

ridesbig (1)Rides at Rehoboth Beach   Original 40″ x 30″ Oil Painting       $10,000

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Rehoboth Beach Rides is a colorful, exuberant painting of my son at the rides at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. He loved the rides and especially liked this carousel with the motorcycle. I have many fond memories of this beach resort.

My family vacationed there when I was growing up and I spent a lot of time at this amusement park myself.

I miss the boardwalk, especially the miniature golf. We now vacation at beautiful South Carolina beach resorts. This painting has great color contrast and complicated textural surfaces.

 

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Paul on Alan’s Jeep  Original 33″ x 26″ Pastel Painting       $7,000

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The title tells it all!  One Christmas Alan got a motorized jeep and one of the first friends to try it out was Paul

Life with The Word and Bird Man

I try hard not to let food go bad in the refrigerator.  I make sure it isn’t stuffed with things that get hidden.  Once in a while something does get overlooked and I have to throw it out.

The other day I had some rice that smelled just a little funny so I asked my husband to smell it.  He agreed and said that cooking may kill what is growing in it or it may just wake it up -so chuck it.

I did.

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

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 

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Natural Rhythm    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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

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


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Be sure to click on my new Youtube!

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!

It is so Quiet!


I got so used to the sounds of children running  around and yelling at each other that today took me by surprise!

School opens tomorrow but I guess the kids are somewhere else celebrating their last day of summer vacation!

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Another Roanoke City Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Murphy is stalking me again!


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Roanoke City Ghost Story

I keep thinking I am going to move on to other interesting aspects of the New River Valley and The Blue Ridge Parkway and then I find another ghost story to share!  Ghost stories are so much fun and I didn’t know about any of these until this year!

Here is another Roanoke one!

At The Patrick Henry Motel there are a number of ghostly apparitions. The Motel was built in 1925 and there are three ghostly men that supposedly hang around the ball room to keep an eye on things.

On the second floor there is a man with a pipe that sits at one of the tables. Some people say he kicks the tablecloth with his foot.

Many people claim they feel the presence of an elderly woman who died in one of the rooms!

I found this information on the online publication, Haunted Places.

Murphy’s Law

When I was working on my Master’s degree I worked for a professor that had a huge poster of Murphy’s Law.  He said a friend gave it to him.  I read the whole poster and have never forgotten all the things that this mysterious Murphy does to us.

Sometimes I feel like Murphy is stalking me!   My latest example of how, if anything can go wrong, it will, involves my favorite sport.

I have been skating since I was a child and my sister is so accomplished that she teaches ice skating in Sterling, Virginia.

Since there isn’t a skating rink nearby I have been roller blading for many years in Christiansburg.  The rink closed down but a few years later a fantastic one opened near the old one.   The boot on one of my skates finally cracked apart and I had to buy new ones.

I have never liked the new ones so a while ago I ordered a very expensive pair that I knew would be great!

Last Sunday I drove to the rink with my old skates and they were closed.  I figured that they were starting their summer schedule early so I went home and looked online.  I was stunned to see that they were closed permanently!

The next day my new skates showed up!  AAAARGH!

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Dominion   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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A Beautiful Moment    Original 20″x 16″  Oil Painting     $660

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Since my husband is on a computer eight hours a day he knows more than I know.  We did not grow up with them so we are baffled at times.  Now I am trying to figure out a Yoast plug in that I downloaded.

So far we aren’t cussing the computer but I think we will be soon!  I wish one of us was a computer whiz!  I hate how we have to call on someone that is our son’s age to help.  Such is life!