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!

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!

 

 

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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!

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!

 

 

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Natural Rhythm    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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

 

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!

Enough Offers to Keep you in the Seat too Long!


Every time I turn around I come across some money making online promotion.  I check into them but I am not a fool. 

My dream is to make a lot of money so my naturalist husband can bring about real change in our world. 

He can do it without harming industry but money is power in this world so I keep plugging away!

 

newrivertrestlecopyrightNew River Trestle   Original   30″ x 40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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This is the way to watch TV!


Please click on my Youtube about my Center of my Mind paintings and send it to Stumbleupon!

 

I don’t have much time to watch TV and I prefer DVDs so I can watch a little at a time.  It takes me days to watch one movie.  Now I have found a way to watch shows I like! 

My library has a number of TV series. 

I try the first one and if I like it then I can watch the show the same way I watch movies – at my pace with no commercials!  Love it!

 

wildffg (1)Wildflowers at Fancy Gap  Original  Painting has been Sold

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Okay, I need some Light!


I am on the last layer of a painting I am very pleased with but I need some outside light.  Daylight florescent lights are great but I can see the end result better when it is mixed with natural light and it is very dark right now. 

Hope it lightens up!

 

breakcloudscopyrightA Break in The Clouds   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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So glad to Sell another Print!


Please click on my Mountain Vistas video!

I am so pleased to sell a print of Path on Sharp Top to a great patron in Charlottesville, VA!  If you have never visited The Peaks of Otter you are missing a great mountain experience! 

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Path on Sharp Top   Original 14″ x 11″ Oil Painting   $313

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Such a beautiful part of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Sometimes they are a Great Experience!


All paintings are hard.   Most artists say it is fun at first and then it gets more and more difficult and then you just want to finish it. 

You are never completely happy with the work but it usually looks great after some time has passed and you forget what was bothering you about it or you know exactly what to do to complete it.

Well, sometimes it starts out great and just keeps going to the end!  I have one of those right now and can hardly wait to put it online!  I hope I can finish it today. 

Cheers!

 

teapotcopyrightTea Time   Original 12″ x 16″ Oil Painting     $384

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Sad Day


My sweet heart of a father-in-law died suddenly yesterday.  We are all going down to be with my mother-in-law in a little while.  He was a great father, grandfather, and friend. 

We will all miss him very much.

Our son was their first grand child.

alan1Alan by our Window   Original Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, People Paintings, and Computer Greeting Card


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

More paintings of my favorite guys!

 

legacysmall (1)A Naturalist’s Legacy  Original 40″ x 27″ Oil Painting     $10,000

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A Naturalist’s Legacy is a painting in honor of my husband’s naturalist achievements.  The painting is symbolic as he has taught old and young people about the beautiful region he was born in.

Clyde Kessler, a well known naturalist in Virginia and North Carolina  has been studying the bird and butterfly populations and migrations since 1975. He has participated in Christmas bird counts for the National Audobon Society since 1973.

His discovery in Virginia of the endangered Mitchell’s Satyr in 1998 led to efforts to protect the species in the state. It was unknown in Virginia at the time. It is considered to be one of the most important wildlife finds in the second half of the 20th century.

Clyde has also led hawk watches since the mid 70’s at Rocky Knob and other locations, and has surveyed Wildwood Park for plants and animal species for the city of Radford.

 

babypool (1)Rabbit in the Pool   Original  30″ x 40″ Oil Painting     $10,000

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Rabbit in the Pool is a fun genre painting of my son and husband in a baby pool on our deck. My son had a lot of pool toys but my favorite one was a rabbit balloon toy with a carrot in his mouth. This painting is full of life!

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Yesterday I had a brainstorm, well maybe a brain shower but I thought it was a good idea!  As usual, I am fighting the urge to tear out my hair as I try to figure out a site I work on.  It occurred to me that we need another Holiday for the Greeting Card Companies. 

We can call it The I want to Throw my Computer out the Window Day. Think of how many people would buy a card! 

My husband’s response was, think of how many people would be killed by computers falling out of windows.  Oh well, back to the drawing board- literally!

 

 

Please check out my Special Promotions that will end tomorrow 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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A Break in The Clouds   Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

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

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

Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and Thirty One Stomachs…


Nude Girl Drawings by Kendall Kessler

I want to start off with one of my Youtube videos!  I am adding one a week so I want to be sure to get them out to the public!

Here are two more selections in black and white that I decided to make color versions of.  What a great experience to look at a completed drawing and re-interpret it in color!  As I have mentioned before, some of them I like better in color and some in black and white.  Art is always an experience for me that can’t be explained.

reachingoutcopyrightReaching Out     24″x 18″  Original Charcoal Drawing      $894

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Reaching Out in Color     24″x 18″  Original Pastel Painting      $894

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When I taught in the Art Department at Radford Univerisity I would try to explain Art to students but I found the only way I could really explain it was to have them do it, which is why my Art Appreciation classes were “Hands On”.  When students had to make visual decisions then they started to catch on to what Art is all about.  Drawing is integral to the discipline but Art is so much more then reproducing nature.

In this case I prefer the color painting to the black and white drawing.  The color accents are strong and I like the light effect better in the pastel one. 

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

Last year I decided to take off a lot of years from our ages.  I asked my husband how it felt to be thirty years old!  The only response I got was a sour look.

Yesterday was his birthday so I asked him how it felt to turn thirty-one.  This year I got a sour look and a sour comment.

You mean turn 31 stomachs when they look at me?

Ha Ha.  No, that is not what I meant.