Blue Ridge Parkway, People Paintings, and Mabry Mill Visit


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Another one of my son’s first friends was Paul.  They are still friends and see each other at the Bowling League games.  Paul used to live on our street but moved away a few years  ago.

When Alan was very young I made this painting of a small boy walking through the woods.  It was loosely based on a photograph of someone else.  I changed the way the boy looked so that it was not a portrait.  Alan insisted it looked like Paul and he wanted to visit my studio every day to look at the painting of Paul.  I decided to name it “Like Paul”.  There is a strong resemblance.

like paul (1)Like Paul   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Paul Again   Original 20″ x 30″ Soft Pastel Painting  $1230

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Here is the second jeep painting of Paul.  Alan and his friends got a lot of mileage out of that jeep!

 Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Tomorrow 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.

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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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Dream Horse  Original 20 x 16″  Oil Painting $670

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Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

 

I enjoyed my short trip to The Meadows of Dan with my husband on Monday.  I have never painted Mabry Mill and I wanted to get a number of photos to work from.  Such a beautiful place!  I highly recommend this beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway site!  Such a peaceful, lovely place and there is a great restuarant there as well!

 

Thank you for looking at paintings by an Artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

 

 

So Glad to get Started on a new Pawleys Island Painting!


 

 

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The start of a new painting is always great!  I have an idea what I want but I never know which way a painting will take me.  It is never my intention to reproduce a photograph.  I have to express myself in  color and textures that communicate my personality. 

Some of them start out so well and just keep on going with few problems!  I think this one is going to be one of those!  Yea!!!

 

breakerspicopyrightBreakers at Pawleys Island   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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I am Really Figuring out that Monkey!


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As I have mentioned ad nauseam, I am not that great with computers and new sites usually baffle me for a while. 

I was having a very hard time with Mail Chimp but I think I have figured out how to work with that monkey! 

It is a great site, I just get confused with some of the directions.

IMG_1655 (3)His Spot  Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting     $2430

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, One More Skater Painting, and He wants to add this …


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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This pastel painting, “Skating”, is the last of my skating paintings.  This one is a celebration of my sister Anne.   In elementary school she joined the girl scouts and earned a badge for ice skating.  The instructors at the rink were so impressed with her natural ability that they encouraged her to take lessons. 

She became quite an accomplished skater and completed three of the preliminary tests to be an Olympic contender.  She decided she didn’t want to compete but has been an Ice Skating Instructor in Sterling, Virginia for many years.  This painting is a celebration of her gift.  She is the figure in the top center and the other skaters are famous skaters.  I changed their faces so I wouldn’t run into any copyright issues.

I have always been impressed with her skill.  I also ice skated when I was a child but just for fun and exercise.  When I moved to Southwest Virginia I took up roller skating since the nearest ice rink is in Roanoke, VA.  As I mentioned in previous blogs, I was very disappointed when the local rink closed this past Spring.  I hope another one opens up in the future.

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Skating   Original Pastel Painting has been Sold

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

The other day I mentioned my husband’s addition to all the warnings on drug commercials.  He said that if you are dead, stop taking this medication. 

Yesterday he added this.  If you are dead, stop taking this medication and call your lawyer.

 

Don’t forget about the hike on Sunday!  Join The Blue Ridge Discovery Center for a great time!

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

 

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

Check out my Latest Youtube!


Please check out my latest Youtube!  We had a lot of fun making it, even though the actor and director had a number of disputes to settle.  LOL!

 

 

 

Please check out my Special Promotions that will end TODAY 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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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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Thank You RT. 11 Motorists!


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Last night was a deluge!  My Line Dancing Troupe had to dance on a small space under an awning while a few brave people sat under umbrellas over tables in the courtyard of The Historic Train Station in Pulaski, VA.  I almost tripped over a CD Player on the first dance.

The good news was that on the way home the motorists on RT. 11 actually drove slowly!  I always drive slow in heavy rain but I am usually in danger of being run over by the other cars.

If you want to have a great time staying in shape, join us Tuesday nights at The Memorial Baptist Church in Pulaski at 6:00.  You won’t regret it!

 

sidestreetcopyrightSide Street    Original  20″ x 16″  Acrylic Painting     $670

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I Guess we will be Dancing inside the Train Station…


 

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My Line Dance Troupe will be dancing at The Harvest Craft Night this evening at 6:30.  The event takes place at the Historic Train Station in Pulaski, VA!  

We were going to dance outside but I have a feeling we will be inside this time. 

Come on out!

 

IMG_1655 (3)His Spot   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting     $2430

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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!

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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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blueridgejewelssmall (1)Blue Ridge Jewels   Original Painting has been Sold

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I hope you enjoyed my portraits by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More People Paintings, and The Worry Co-op


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Here is one of my favorite young paintings of Alan. The brushwork and color contrast is an intense celebration of life!

alreadingcopyrightAlan Reading   Original   14″ x 11″ Oil Painting     $5000

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This is an exceptionally complex impasto oil with an elevated surface of small and large brushwork. The colors are continually modulated throughout the work. The painting is framed in a solid oak frame. 

 

natashabig (1)Natasha   Original Pastel Painting has been Sold

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Natasha was Alan’s first friend.  They had a lot of fun playing together and I will never forget seeing them riding down the street in Alan’s toy jeep!

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband and I are both worry worts.  I got it from mother.  She says if she doesn’t have something to worry about that is current she gets something out of her worry bank.  I am the same way.

My husband worries about some things that I don’t worry about and vice a versa.   We are a Worry Co-op.  Works out nicely that way!  All the worrying is covered by both of us!

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

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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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blueridgejewelssmall (1)Blue Ridge Jewels   Original Painting has been Sold

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I hope you enjoyed my portraits by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Lot of Babies in the Pool…


Swimming laps is not my favorite exercise but I do like to watch the kids at the pool.  Lots of cute babies today!  I had one of those.  Now he is taller than me.  I miss the young years.

Clydeal (1)Clyde and Alan  Original Painting has been sold

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