Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Reflects on Favorite Author and Not any time soon…


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I don’t have much to say about anything going on in the world.  I am encouraged by some events and discouraged by others.  I guess Dickens first line in Tale of Two Cities will always apply to this planet.  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the epic of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way– in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. 

I am, like many, a big Dickens fan and I have been fascinated by the sources for his novels.  They are mostly about specific events in his life.  Every one knows that David Copperfield is based on much of his life but I’ll bet not many people know that the character Estella from Great Expectations had her origin in the young actress Dickens left his wife for.  The character Tiny Tim was based on one of his girls that died when she was very young.  His father spent time in a Debtor’s prison like the father of the main character in Little Dorrit.  There are many more examples.  He wisely drew from his own life and created some of the most memorable and fascinating characters in literature.

 

Fall on the New River Original Soft Pastel  painting SOLD

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Sun in Water   Original 7″ x 5″ Oil painting  $75

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

When I was young there were two things young guys did not do to their hair.  They did not shave their head when they experienced hair loss and they did not dye their hair a different color.  Yes, they let it grow which really shook up the previous generation but that was it. 

Times have certainly changed.  Now most guys have short hair but there are plenty that don’t and they have no problem with changing the color.  The famous violinist David Garrett is really a brunette but he dyes his hair blonde. 

I don’t have any problem with hair dye or long hair but I really have a problem with shaved heads.  I don’t know why but I prefer to see some hair. Anyway, Clyde still has plenty of hair and I told him that I would hate it if he shaved his head if he started to go bald. 

He pulled his beard.  Does it look like I am going to use a razor any time soon? 

I don’t think I will be seeing a shiny Clyde chrome dome in the future.

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Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

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The Lodge at Peaks of Otter    Original 16″ x 12″    Oil  painting  $384

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Jumbled up Wildflowers 12″ x 9″ Oil Painting $246

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Beauty and Danger   Original 20″ x 16″ Oil Painting  $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Sad to Hear of the Death of Peter Tork and Too much Rain…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I was so sorry to hear of the death of Peter Tork. I was not a big fan but I admire anyone that can be successful in the music field.  The show was just a two year hit but it was fun and after a struggle he was able to obtain work when it was taken off the air.  Music has always been an important part of my life and I play my piano every day and hope my fingers can keep going.  So far no arthritis.  My grandmother and great uncle attended Peabody Conservatory which is difficult to get into and they both taught music. 

My niece is married to the celebrated composer, Atli Orvarsson, who makes an excellent living composing music for movies.  The most prominent one that comes to mind is Pirates of the Caribbean. 

The music world has changed quite a bit.  There was a time not too long ago that accomplished musicians that played with rock and roll bands were not accepted by orchestras.  Now there are cross over musicians like David Garrett that play classical and popular music.  I like all music and own a lot of music CDs. 

My latest wildflower painting is just about done.  I have two stages of it on my website and after some tweaking I will post the final version.  I think I may switch to some abstract acrylic paintings for a while.  Oils is my main medium but it is such an intense experience I like to work with mediums that I just use water with.  Time to switch on that exhaust fan!  The studio is full of the smell of mineral spirits.

 

Winding Magenta  Original 24″ x 18″ Oil painting NFS

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Lily Glow   Original 24″ x 18″ Oil pastel painting  $884

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde always keeps me posted on the weather.  He has been studying weather patterns since he was a little guy.  His mom said he was usually right about his predictions.  I am, of course, hearing a lot about all the rain we have been having. Today he said there is so much rain the ducks are lining up to get on boats.

I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the link!

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Please check out Clyde’s book!

The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the link!

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Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

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If you like my work but don’t have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything but the kitchen sink on

Zazzle!

Here is the link!      http://www.zazzle.com/newriverartist

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

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 Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Today!

40% off Regular Price with a 30 Day money back guarantee!

 

 

The Lodge at Peaks of Otter    Original 16″ x 12″    Oil  painting  $384

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

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Natural Rhythm 40″ x 30″Oil Painting $2430

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

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, People Art, and Now I can’t find my Shoes


 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I do not live on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I live near it and so much of my artwork is about this gorgeous mountain region.  I prefer Blue Ridge Parkway Artist to Southwest Virginia Artist so I am going to stick with the slightly inaccurate one.

 

I have been blogging about so many different aspects of the Blue Ridge Mountains that I thought I would take a break and focus on the other kinds of artwork that I do.  I have never understood what people mean when they talk about artist’s block.  I just wish I had the time to paint all the things I want to paint.  I am never at a loss as to what to paint and I am never bored.  I love what I do and I am determined to get all of it out to the world!

As usual, my main gripe is I wish someone could add more hours to the day!

 

In addition to mountain paintings I also paint people I know and genre scenes so I will blog some about them.

 

I come from a family with many artists and musicians and I play the piano every day for my own fun and to keep my fingers going.

A contemporary musician I greatly admire is the internationally acclaimed violinist David Garrett.  The portrait I did of him is my only celebrity portrait.  It is based on a photograph that was taken at a concert in San Diego.  I contacted the woman that took the photograph and she gave me permission to use it.  I contacted David Garrett’s estate and received permission to paint him.

 

davidgarretsmallDavid Garrett     Kendall F. Kessler

 

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I spend a lot of time looking for my glasses.  I have to have everything carefully put away or I can’t find a thing.  I usually don’t have trouble finding my shoes but lately I have been leaving them in places that I don’t usually put them so now I am looking for them as well.

My husband has had his glasses on and actually asked co-workers where they were!

We ain’t what we used to be!

 

I hope you enjoyed my portrait of the great violinist David Garrett by an Artist of the Blue Ridge Parkway!