Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals, and It will follow you out of the Room!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I have started a new Blue Ridge Parkway painting and it is going great!  Of course they are always great at the beginning before the battle royale.  I will never stop loving painting and I hope someday to drop dead with a paint brush in my hand.  Looking forward to tomorrow in the studio.  So many paintings.  Never enough time.

 

Here are two more florals.

 

flowg (1)Radford Flower Garden    Original 11″ x 14″ Oil Painting   $313

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“Radford Flower Garden” is a close-up of part of a garden in Radford, VA. The owners must use a lot of annuals as the garden is different every year. I am always on the look-out for red/green color combinations. I am quite the colorist but I like red/green color systems better than any others. As I have mentioned before, years ago at a competition when I was introduced to the famous artist May Stevens, she exclaimed, Oh, the red-green painter! I won a purchase award at the show. 

 

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The Red Rose   Original 14″ x 16″ Oil Painting   $468

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The Red Rose is a sumptuous, colorful still life that is centered around one red rose. The vase is full of roses and some wildflowers but the red rose stands out as the gleaming focal point of the painting. I am especially pleased with the color contrast and vibrant linear accents in this work

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned ad nauseum I spend a lot of time on this computer blogging about my artwork.  I want my paintings to live after I am gone so I promo as much as possible.  I was griping to my husband that I was ONE WITH THE COMPUTER and he said one of these days it is going to follow you out of the room.   I don’t doubt it!

 

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Friday at 5:00!

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24″x 36″ canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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

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

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Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand   Original   Painting  $2430

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I See you are Attached to the Computer Again…


Please click on one of my latest Youtubes and Send it to Stumbleupon!

 

My husband took my son to Tai Chi class which meets very early on Saturday.  They just got back and I got the ol’ you are stuck to the computer again comment.  Saturday morning and I am working on blogging and promoting my stuff.  

You have to admit I am dedicated!   Or, as my husband would say, dreadicated.  That is what you get when you marry a writer.

 

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

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Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Monday at 5:00!

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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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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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

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

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

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 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

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

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Lion Explosion  Original 20 x 16″  Oil Painting $670

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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

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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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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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

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

 

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