Looking Forward to The Ballet on Sunday!


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I love all the arts and will see a ballet this Sunday!  I can’t imagine the discipline it takes to be a professional dancer.  I love my Line Dancing class but it is just for fun and exercise.  To dance for a living!   Wow!

 

sunsetnrtrestlecopyrightSunset on The New River   Original 7″ x 9″ Oil Painting     $136

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

 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Skater paintings, and Blue Ridge Discovery Center Happening!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Here are two more skater paintings from the Dominion Skating Rink that was a great place for all ages in Christiansburg, VA.  I especially liked watching the kids play trios!  They had to skate hooked up and then turn around whenever the announcer said skate in the opposite direction! 

 

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

 

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Skating Break    Original  Oil  Painting   

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

This skating painting is more about the glossy floor and decorative atmosphere then skaters.  It was all great fun!

 Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Friday 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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Riverview at Dusk   Original 16″ x 20″ Oil Painting  $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Lion Explosion  Original 20 x 16″  Oil Painting $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

 

Don’t miss the next great Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event!

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Sat, October 18, 12am – Sun, October 19, 12am
Where
Appalachian Trail, Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
On October 18th join BRDC on Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland. All hikes are on the famed Appalachian Trail, a 2,200 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, completed in

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my skater paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Skater Paintings, and Take a Number!


 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Here are two more paintings from my skating days in Christiansburg, VA.  I am so sorry the Dominion rink closed and a few months ago Adventureworld Skating Rink also closed!  If I want to skate now I have to travel to Roanoke.  I wish there were more skaters in this area.

 

trios.bigjpg (1)Trios   Original   40″ x 30″ Oil Painting     $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

wrongwaydominion2 (1)Wrong Way  Original   20″ x 30″ Oil Painting     $1225

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

 

 Life with The Word and Bird Man

Yesterday I was talking to my husband about shingles as we were reminded by the TV for the umpteenth time to get the vaccine.  I was surprised that he hadn’t gotten one yet.  I got mine a year ago and now I have to remember to get one every seven years.  I have heard how awful shingles are so I do want to prevent an outbreak.

My husband wasn’t concerned.  He has a lot of pain in various parts of his body due to two different falls.  His response was why should he get a shingles shot.  The shingles would be just one more pain to deal with.  Take a number!

I’m not much for nagging but I think I will try to get him to get the shot.

 

Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Friday 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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Riverview at Dusk   Original 16″ x 20″ Oil Painting  $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Lion Explosion  Original 20 x 16″  Oil Painting $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

 

Don’t miss the next great Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event!

 

 

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Sat, October 18, 12am – Sun, October 19, 12am
Where
Appalachian Trail, Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
On October 18th join BRDC on Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland. All hikes are on the famed Appalachian Trail, a 2,200 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, completed in

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my Skating paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

One More Time!


I finally just deleted my new Youtube video last night.  The anti-shake button never showed up so I am going to try again.  I had to stop the upload because of weather and re-start it so I think that may have been the problem. 

Anyway, it will be up later!

 

Morning StrolismallMorning Stroll at Isle of Palms     Original 30″ x 40″ Oil paintings     $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

 

 

 

 

 

These three popular paintings are on special until 5:00 this evening!  40% off regular price with a 30 day money back guarantee that includes shipping!

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter will be on special the whole month of September!

 

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

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter    Original 18″ x 24″ Oil   Painting $964

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

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

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

Just click on my website and then click on the Blue Ridge Mountains folder for the first two and Kendall Expressions for the last one.  Then click on the painting and click on the 24″x36″ canvas print selection for the special rate. 

For Lion Explosion it is the 30″ x 40″ canvas print selection.

 

 

Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and Blue Ridge Discovery Center Happenings!


Nude Girl Drawings by Kendall Kessler

 

DSCN0684 (1)Celebration    Original 24″x 18″Charcoal Drawing    $994

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

I am going to show a number of black and white nude drawings that I decided to re-do in color.  I am pleased with both versions.  In this case, I like the color version better.  The shadow in this drawing makes it for me.  The dramatic spacing and light are greatly enhanced by the elongated shadow.

The model’s pose is exuberance itself, hence the title.  We should all celebrate!  All anyone really has is a limited amount of time and each day is precious!

 

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Celebration in Color    Original 24″x 18″ Pastel Painting    $994

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

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband and I are sometimes baffled by computers.  I have used the Add Media button and added Youtubes before and the whole Youtube comes up on my post.  Now I just get the link.  Yesterday I had Clyde try to figure it out and gave up.  Maybe I will get it to work again sometime.

Meanwhile, here is my latest Youtube on my Kendall Expressions!  Please click on it!

Here is the latest on the wonderful Blue Ridge Discovery Center Group!

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike Brushy Mountain North of Crandon

Sat, September 13, 12am – Sun, September 14, 12am

Where
Applachain Trail, Brushy Mountain north of Crandon
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
September 13th on Brushy mountain north of Crandon. All hikes are on the famed Appalachian Trail, a 2,200 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, completed in 1937.

Don’t forget my special offer the month of August on this exciting painting!  Lion Explosion is 40% off with a 30 day money back guarantee!  The guarantee includes shipping fee!

Just click on my website and then go to Kendall Expressions.  The 40″x30″ canvas print size is on special!

lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion   Original 20″x16″ Oil Painting     $670

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

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed looking at My Nude Girl Drawings!

Nude Drawings in Charcoal and Ink by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, and It Hurts, too!


Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Artist

I still have a lot of beautiful nude drawings to share here.  When I was in school I loved using different mediums to draw the model.  Each medium has a unique expression and it is always fun to explore all the ways it can be used.  There is no end to the different ways charcoal, ink, conte crayon, etc. can be used to enhance the drawing and make it something to be looked at for it’s own sake.   

Although I like all styles of art, I have never understood the fascination with photo-realism, or, as some artists call it, hyper-realism.  When an aritst seeks to copy what photographs capture I wonder that they don’t just make photography their medium.  I have no problem copying a photograph or painting in a hyper-real style but I only do that if it is a commission.  My work is about my reaction to what I see and how to put myself into it.

 

turning in on onesselfbig (1)Woman Alone with Shadows   24″ x 18″ India Ink Drawing      $894

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

I love the wonderful linear accents of this drawing.

 

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

This is one of my favorite charcoal drawings.  The rich blacks and soft textures are especially intriguing in this work.

 

 

Limited Time Promotions on Fine Art America

These three are still available at 40% reduced price on  at Fine Art America!  

There is a 30 day money back guarantee that includes the shipping price!

breakcloudscopyrightA Break in The Clouds     Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

Here are the Other two Painting on the Special Promotion section!

 

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Burning Shore    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

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Lion Explosion  Original 20″x16″ Oil Painting $670

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

 

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband and I come from a time period when not many people tattooed their body.  Now it is rare to see people without tattoos.  I love what one person said on Facebook in response to the fact he had no tattoos.  He asked if the person had ever seen bumper stickers on a Ferrari.   Don’t get me wrong.  I am not against them, they just aren’t for me.

We were discussing this on a walk and my husband was a little ahead of me.  I think many people will not like the way the tattoo looks as they age.  He replied that they can be taken off.  I said and it hurts, too!  He laughed because he had just said it was a painful procedure.  I didn’t hear him say that. Well, it does hurt!!!!!

 

Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed my Nude Girl Drawings!

 

Nude Girl Drawings in Charcoal by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, another sale of A Break in the Clouds


Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Artist

My Artwork

I am so pleased to sell another print of A Break in the Clouds to a great Tennessee patron!  This painting sure gets around!  It is my second best-selling print and 24″x 36″ canvas prints of it at 40% reduced price are available for the next few days at Fine Art America!   There is a 30 day money back guarantee that includes the shipping price!

breakcloudscopyrightA Break in The Clouds     Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

Here are the Other two Painting on the Special Promotion section!

 

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Burning Shore    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

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Lion Explosion  Original 20″x16″ Oil Painting $670

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

 

My Beautiful Nudes

As I said yesterday I am going to spend some time blogging about my artwork that is not of the Blue Ridge.  Here are two more nudes that I am proud of.  It is such a fascinating experience to work from a nude model.  The contours on a person constantly change and the volume and life of the figure are obtained when an artist can get a precise contour.

 

draperypullbig (1)Drapery Pull    Original 24″x 18″ Drawing    $894

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

This is my second best-selling nude drawing.  I am especially pleased with the composition and light/dark patterns in this one.  Like “Reaching Out”, the model seems to be straining for something beyond the picture plane.

 

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Changing    Original 24″x 18″ Drawing    $894

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

In this one the simple act of pulling a garment off has given the model a fluid, expressive look.   Artists seek to capture a beautiful moment in time.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Once again, here is the latest news on the group my husband works closely with to promote this gorgeous mountain region!

 

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike on Garden Mountain
Sat, August 23, 12am – Sun, August 24, 12am
 
 
Where
Garden Mountain
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
Join BRDC on August 23rd for a hike on the Appalachian Trail at Garden Mountain. For information about any of these free and fun hiking events, please contact Amy Roberts at 276-688-3793 or aarobert@vt.edu.