Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More People Paintings, and Just to be a Fruit Cake…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Here are two of my favorite Alan paintings of the first Birthday party he attended.  The guest of honor was two years old.  Alan jumped up an down when he saw all the toys to play with!

bparty2 (1)Birthday Party or A Child’s View    Original 25″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $10,000

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“Birthday Party” or “A Child’s View” is a painting done from a photograph I took at a two-year-old’s party. I have often been asked why the title is “Birthday Party” since there are no balloons, cake, etc.

The two-year-olds were involved in parallel play and I wanted to paint something that showed the viewer how that age group sees the world. Since they are usually on the floor playing by themselves their view is oftentimes hands and legs of adults hence the second title.

 

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Birthday Party or A Child’s View    Original 25″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $10,000

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The Rest of the Party is a companion painting. Birthday Party or A Child’s View is the other painting of this wonderful event.

I had never heard of a Birthday party for two-year-olds before this one.

My son had such a great time there.  The first painting has parallel play with-in the context of adult hands and feet. This one focuses of the interaction between the adults and toddlers.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband says a lot of strange things. That is putting it mildly.  Anyway the other day he said he was going to make a peanut butter pie sandwich.  He said that because he uses rice cakes instead of bread.  I told him we didn’t have any pie to make a sandwich with. 

He said he was going to make one anyway. 

I said he was going to make a peanut butter sandwich pie because he is a fruit cake.

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 for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

cloudswirlpoocopyrightCloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter    Original 18″x24″ Oil Painting    $864

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

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, People Paintings, and Hawk Migration!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

I am pleased to blog about my people paintings.  They are very important to me.  My two favorite models are my son and my husband. 

I have done a number of paintings of both of them over the years and plan to do a new one of my husband when I can find some time and he is not out studying nature on a mountain top!

Clydeal (1)Clyde and Alan  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This painting is of Alan when he was a few months old.  Clyde did not like to sit in a rocking chair so when he put him to sleep he would lie down and rock him. 

I noticed that almost every time he held him in his arms, Alan would go to sleep.  I guess he associated Daddy’s arms with bed time.

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Alan by Our Window  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This painting is of Alan when he was a toddler.  He liked to stare out the window.  I am especially pleased with the energetic brush work in this painting.  Frank Webb commented at a competition that I was able to weave paint together in a very impressive way.  

I won one of the cash awards at the show.

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Fall is Hawk migration time and hundreds are flying over! Two of Clyde’s friends, Tom Moser and Todd Frederickson led a hawk watch at Rocky Knob with a class and there were 500 hawks, mostly Broad-winged hawks.

 

Kendall Kessler Special Promotions

Be sure to click on Kendall Kessler Art for my Special Promotions!  I will have three up tomorrow.  Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on special all September. 

Click on the Mountain paintings folder, then click on the painting and choose the 24″ x 36″ canvas print for 40% with a 30 day money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter    Original 24″ x 36″ Oil Painting $670

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, People Paintings, and Chief of The Beef


Blue Ridge Parkway People Paintings

I have done a number of family and friend portraits over the years.  I have also done some commissions but most of my people paintings have been done because I wanted to.  They are for sale and a number of them have been sold.  My son’s friends were a favorite source of inspiration. 

I have also done a number of paintings of my husband and son.   I remember, years ago, when Elaine DeKooning visited Radford University, she made a remark about portraits.  She said they were like smoking cigarettes.  A habit she couldn’t break.  I don’t smoke but I do like to paint portraits and welcome commissions.

alandandclydebig (1)Alan and Clyde  Original 36″ x 26″ Oil Painting     $20,000

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This is a very important painting for me.  Alan was nine months old and when he was two he smiled at the painting and climbed up on a chair and added the mark on my husband’s right shoulder and the one on the right side of his nose with a crayon.  He made it complete!

 

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Joy  Original 12″ x 9″ Pastel Painting     $2000.00

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My husband has a wonderful saying that when someone is happy they smile all over themselves!  This pastel painting is a perfect example!

Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Wednesday at 5:00pm.  Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on special all September!

Click on Kendall Kessler Art and then go to the painting the Mountain Paintings folder and click on the 24″x 36″ canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

cloudswirlpoocopyrightCloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter    Original 18″x24″ Oil Painting    $864

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Burning Shore    Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

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Eagle Fire    Original 16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband is very good about helping with my stir fry meal.  I do most of the work but he helps here and there.  Yesterday I asked him to pound the beef to make it tender.  I think that works much better than tenderizers.

Hey, please pound the beef.

Should I slam the ham, too?

We don’t have any ham.

Okay, I will be Chief of the Beef.

Thank you, smart alec.

 

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