Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Dreamscapes, and Studio Visits


 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and Dreamscapes

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Here are two more of my paintings that are based on paintings I have seen in my sleep.  I have a lot of nightmares but I also have a lot of great dreams.  I don’t try to figure them out but I am always glad when I dream of someone that has passed on.  This happens a lot and my father and my grandparents live in my dreams.  It is great to see them again and the dreams are almost always happy ones.

 

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Dream River     Original  25″ x 40″ Oil Painting      $2025

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Dream River is typical of these paintings.  There is usually a lot of this icy blue color and objects seem to sway around the space. Water is one of my favorite subject matters in my work so I am not surprised that I dream of river paintings.  I often dream I am at the beach in the ocean.

 

SerenitySerenity    Original  24″ x 11″  Oil Painting      $313

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I especially like this one.  There is something about the girl’s eyes that is mystical. I have always leaned towards  scientific explantions of strange events but I like to quote this line from Hamlet.  There are more things in heaven and earth , Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosphy.

 

Towhee Hill Studio Visits

 

I wanted to be sure to let readers know that I do schedule studio visits.  I like to show people my work in a home environment.  My work looks best when it is illuminated from outside natural light and in incandescent light.

I do require a phone call so I can make sure the visitor won’t trip in my studio and to make sure I have out any particular works  the visitor is interested in. 

Give me a call or leave a comment here and I will get back to you as soon as possible

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 I hope you enjoyed paintings by an Artist of the Blue Ridge Parkway

I Keep Smiling! Painting will never Drive me Nuts or are those Famous Last Words?


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For a painting that started off great, this one is really grinding me down.  I am not giving up, just arm-wrestling away!  I don’t want to claim victory and retreat but it has been rough. 

Like all artists say, they sure were easy when I first started painting.  They get harder and harder as you go but I love to paint so there is no stopping now!  Look out studio.  Here I come!

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Blue Ridge Jewels  Original  Oil Painting  Has Been Sold

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

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset   Original 18″ x 24″  Pastel  Painting $894

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Sounds and Words I Hate to Hear!


 

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This morning my son came into the computer room coughing and said he was sick!  Arghh!  Too much to do all the time!  Well, he has been to the doctor and I am back to work.  Cold and flu season sure gums up the works!

 

breakcloudscopyrightA Break in the Clouds    Original Oil Painting has been sold

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Production Problems. Writer/Actor Disputes…


I finally got my latest Youtube up!  I am glad I am not a performing artist.  The writer and actor argued over the script and it took a while to resolve the conflict.  LOL!  I think it is great!  Not exactly what I wanted but it is close so I am happy!

I will put it here tomorrow after the editing is done on Youtube.

sunsetfancygapbig (1)Sunset at Fancy Gap   Original  30″ x 40″ Oil Painting      $2425

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Time to Bowl!


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My son has been on a team since he was in elementary school and I am always glad when the season starts again!  I love to watch the bowlers and kick back and relax!  I do not have computer access on my phone and I leave my I-pad at home!

 

wildflowbrsunsetcopyrightWildflowers by a Blue Ridge Sunset  Original Painting has been Sold

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Just Sold Blue Ridge Meadow to a great patron in Charlottesville Virginia!


blueridgemeadowcopyrightBlue Ridge Meadow   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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I am so pleased to sell another one of my Blue Ridge Mountain paintings!  I will miss this one very much.  It is one of my favorite mountain scenes and I had it hanging by my computer.

So glad it has a good home.  I can’t take them with me.  It is very important to place them where they will be appreciated!

Salem Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Rogers 40th Naturalist Rally is Tomorrow!


My Artwork

 

islepalmscopyrightIsle of Palms Sunset     Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting      $2425

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This is where my head is at right now!  Looking forward to our South Carolina shore visit!

 

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Fast Water Wildwood Park    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Beautiful view of Radford Virginia’s popular park!

 

Today I came across a very interesting ghost story written by “an old man” according to the writer.  It is intriguing to me that the author has a theory that perhaps we see these things when we are young and more perceptive to what is around us. He has not had a supernatural experience since this story.

As I have mentioned before, I am a skeptical person but I have had four strange events in my life that I cannot explain.  Interestingly enough, the latest one was a few months ago and I am not young by most people’s estimation of what young is.

 

Lunch Bucket Man

The writer’s story happened when he was a student.  He was traveling home to Roanoke via Rt. 81 via Wildwood Road.  Supposedly the Wildwood Inn has quite a spooky reputation. The Inn was closed and he was pretty much the only car on the road.

As he approached the ramp to Wildwood Road he saw a tall thin man holding a lunch bucket, not a pail, but a bucket.  The writer said he had seen that type of bucket carried by coal miners.  When the car lights passed over the man there was no shadow.  He didn’t move or change expression.

He seemed to vanish and the writer tried hard to figure out what had happened but could not come up with a logical explanation.  He has not had a similar experience.  This was in the early 1980’s.

I found this story on Ghost of America online.

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

The Mount Rogers 40th Naturalist Rally is tomorrow!  I wanted to be sure to alert everyone again to this great event!

The 40th Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally

This BRDC signature event highlights the crown jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia.  The Mount Rogers area, which includes Virginia’s three tallest peaks, has long fascinated scholars and explorers.  Not only is there a wide variation in altitude, there are many different ecosystems and mini-ecosystems within a short drive or hike of each other.

The 2014 Rally will be May 9 & 10.

Friday Night Speaker –  Nancy Lee Adamson PhD, Pollinator Conservation Specialist – East Region, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. An Introduction to Native Bees and Other “Beneficial” Arthropods of the Mid-Atlantic – learn about common native bees we can support by protecting and planting pollinator habitat. The program will highlight nesting habits of some of the 500 species of native bees in Virginia, as well as other pollinators, predators, and parasitoids that benefit from pollinator habitat.

Friday night entertainment – Ronald and Ellie Kirby will be bringing in the evening with some traditional old time tunes.

DOOR PRIZE! – David Richert has offered a free afternoon consultation on forest management as the friday night door prize.

 

Roanoke Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Lives in Forest…


My Artwork

 

goldenfarmcopyrightGolden Farm Scene      Original Painting has been Sold

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One of my favorite fall scenes!

 

waterwingscopyrightWater Wings   Original 16″x12″  Oil Paintings              $384

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Beautiful lake scene!

 

rustysilcopyrightThe Rusty Silo         Original  20″x30″  Pastel Painting     $1230

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When my son was little he was fascinated by farms and especially liked to look at silos.  He was always pleased to see The Rusty Silo!

It is no wonder that I keep finding more ghost stories in The New River Valley.  According to  Harper’s Index, the ghost Research Society of Oak Lawn, Illinois Virginia ranks number one among states with the largest ghost population!

 

Some stories come from oral traditions and others are mentioned in books about the area.  Again, I don’t really believe in ghosts but these stories are part of our literary heritage and I love ghost stories!

 

The Woman in Black

In 1902 The Woman in Black terrified Bristol, Roanoke, and Bluefield.  According to newspaper reports her name was spoken everywhere.

One night over 25 people saw her and claimed she was very beautiful!  She never hurt anyone and people believed her to be the wife of an unfaithful husband.

Supposedly her mission was to make sure other men were faithful and would appear to them on occasion.

 

One night she appeared to a wealthy business man walking home after midnight.  She asked him where he turned off which was twelfth street.  She laid her head on his shoulder and he could not push her away.  She said he was not the first married man she had walked home that night.

Two men tried to trip her on a downtown bridge.  One stood at each end but when they got to her, she vanished.

 

I found this story on Hobby Haunted House online.

 

Life with Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned before, it is great fun living with writer because they are so good with humorous wordplay – or at least the one I married is.

I love to ask him questions that I am almost sure will lead to a crazy comment.

The other night we were watching a Star Trek rerun on TV.  I don’t watch much TV.  I prefer movies when I have the time but it is fun to see those Star Trek characters again!

I asked Clyde what kind of name is DeForest Kelly.  DeForest is such an unusual first name.  He said it is German for lives in the Forest.  Yeah, tell me another one Word Man!  Just for fun, I looked it up.  Lebt in Wald is lives in Forest in German.

 

 

Roanoke College Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Rogers 40th Naturalist Rally Coming Up!


 My Artwork

 

colorblastbig2 (1)Color Blast    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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A terrific example of gorgeous evening color on The Blue Ridge Mountains!

 

cloudcolorlarge (1)Cloud Color    Original 5″x7″ Oil Painting       $75.00

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One of my favorite cloud paintings!

 

riverview (1)Riverview Reflections       Original  30″x40″  Oil Painting       $2425

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If I had to pick a favorite painting, this is it!  The intricate surface, colors and textures are wonderful!

 

The Haunted Guest House of Roanoke College

The Monterey House on High Street on Roanoke College’s campus is said to be haunted. The house was purchased in 2002 and is used for a guest house and meeting space.  According to Dr. Tom Carter, the owner did not want to sell the house and told her children that the college would get the house over her dead body.

Supposedly the owner’s body is one of many ghosts people come in contact with at the house.  Students that have stayed over night have claimed they heard noises or felt tapping on their necks and hands. Dr. Carter asks his students to consider how their beliefs shape their findings and to try hard to discern exactly where the noises are coming from.

I don’t know if this is something to boast about, but Roanoke College has a year round Hall o’ ween house!

 

I got this information from Roanoke College online.   There is a picture of the building in the article.

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

The much anticipated Mount Rogers 40th Naturalist Rally is almost here!   All are welcome for this great mountain event!

 

The 40th Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally

This BRDC signature event highlights the crown jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia.  The Mount Rogers area, which includes Virginia’s three tallest peaks, has long fascinated scholars and explorers.  Not only is there a wide variation in altitude, there are many different ecosystems and mini-ecosystems within a short drive or hike of each other.

The 2014 Rally will be May 9 & 10.

Friday Night Speaker –  Nancy Lee Adamson PhD, Pollinator Conservation Specialist – East Region, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. An Introduction to Native Bees and Other “Beneficial” Arthropods of the Mid-Atlantic – learn about common native bees we can support by protecting and planting pollinator habitat. The program will highlight nesting habits of some of the 500 species of native bees in Virginia, as well as other pollinators, predators, and parasitoids that benefit from pollinator habitat.

Friday night entertainment – Ronald and Ellie Kirby will be bringing in the evening with some traditional old time tunes.

DOOR PRIZE! – David Richert has offered a free afternoon consultation on forest management as the friday night door prize.

 

 

Bedford Virginia Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Word Man does it Again!


My Artwork

monarchcopyrightMonarch   Original 15″x21″   Acrylic Painting on paper  $652

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Here is a great warm weather painting to brighten up anyone’s day!

 

 

naturalrhythmcopyrightNatural Rhythm  Original  30″x40″ Oil Painting       $2425

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Another Spring Beauty!  I have sold many canvas prints of this work.  The original painting is still available!

 

 

roadblueridgecopyrightRoad To The Blue Ridge    Original Oil Painting has been sold

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Bedford Ghost Story

 

I am still finding great New River Valley ghost stories!  I don’t necessarily believe they are true but they are interesting!  You never know!

The Seven Gates of Hell

This ghost story is about a place in Bedford, Virginia called the Seven Gates of Hell.  A house on a hill has seven black iron gates that lead up to the house.  The story goes back to a legend that began in the 1900’s about an insane family that went on a killing spree of African Americans.

Supposedly in the 1930s more were killed by the Klu Klux Klan.  My source says The Knights on Columbus but I believe that is an error.

Anyway, the grounds are so spooked that people are too afraid to walk up the hill to the house.  The gates are always open on Hall ‘ o Ween.  Spooky stuff!

I found this story on Ghostvillage.com

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My poet husband is publishing all over the place these days!  The other day he had one poem accepted for publication in Decades Review.  The poem will published a few months from now.  Way to go Word Man!

Clyde has been published in over 200 magazines!  He is in communication with a publisher regarding a book!  I see that day coming!

 

clyde2014My Guy!