Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Was Told not to do That!


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When I was a kid I would have been shot into the middle of next week if I had food in my room.  That was against the law and violators were prosecuted. 

Well, as usual I have been griping about the ant problem in the kitchen but fortunately Clyde killed a number of nests so they aren’t there right now.  There is a huge army in our bedroom where I bring snacks.  I only have myself to blame for this one. 

Mommy told me not to do it but I dooed it anyway!

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Clyde Stage Two   Original Oil Painting   NFS

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  24″x 18″ Oil  Painting    $864

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Dream Horse Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting $670

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An Apple a Day  Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, First Stage of Clyde Painting, and It Worked!


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Having a great time working on my portrait of The Word and Bird Man!  He may not be able to sit for me today but that is okay.  The real work has not begun.  Just some preliminary sketching as I arrange the space.

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Clyde Stage One  Original Oil Painting   NFS

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 Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I live with two great guys but when it comes to housework they remind me of horses with blinders on.  Trotting along not noticing anything on either side.   For many years I made sure the trash was emptied well before it overflowed.  It never occurred to my two guys to take the trash out so I thought of a plan. 

I decided to let the trash pile up high and then one of them was sure to notice and empty it. 

All that got me was a “Why don’t you empty it before it gets so high?”, as one of the guys helped me with the trash mountain.

I explained my plan hoping he would take the hint.  It didn’t work so I decided we could all take turns and I would ask the guys to take their turn.  That worked fairly well.

Well, the other day my ruse of letting it pile up worked!  One of the guys looked at me and said he was going to take out the trash!  Yes, I didn’t have to ask!

It’s a housework miracle!

 

 

 

 

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  24″x 18″ Oil  Painting    $864

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Dream Horse Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting $670

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An Apple a Day  Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, A Naturalist, and A Better Looking Monkey…


 

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I am real excited about my new painting that I haven’t started yet!  The Word and Bird Man is going to sit for me!  I have done a number of paintings of my favorite model but they were all based on photos.  This is going to be great!  If you have ever wondered why artists paint themselves or family members there is a very logical reason.  Family members don’t charge a modeling fee.  There are other reasons as well but I think the lack of a modeling fee is number one – at least it is to me!

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A Naturalist   Original 7″ x 5″ Oil Painting   $500

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 Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

 

I have started setting up for a portrait in oils of Clyde.  Right now I am deciding on the spacing, value patterns, and lighting.  I had Clyde in there yesterday to work on the lighting.  After a while I told him I didn’t need him just yet.  Still have some decisions to make.  He suggested I get a monkey to sit – a better looking monkey.  No, he is the monkey, I mean man I want for the painting!

 

 

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Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

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Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset 20″ x 16″ Oil   Painting  $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and Seize the Day? Is there a way to Nail it Down?


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I have been trying all day to get a blog done but this day has shot by so fast I am looking at all the things I needed to do in the rear view mirror! 

My husband had a weird suggestion.  He noticed I still have my mallet and chisel from a sculpture class I took a long time ago.  Maybe I can pound or carve it into a better day that doesn’t fly by? 

Like I said.  Weird suggestion, but what else would you expect  from The Word and Bird Man?

 

muchroompickercopyrightThe Mushroom Picker   Original 32″ x 40″ Oil Painting $2580.00

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The Mushroom Picker is a languid view of a mushroom picker at Pandapas Pond in Giles County. This is one of many sites that my husband, Clyde, researches for birds and butterflies. On one of his excursions he came upon this man and took a slide of him which I used for the painting. The light in this scene was intense and flickering though out the bank.

It looked like it was dancing around the figure. 

 

watergitlbigMy Turn  Original 20″ x 19″ Pastel Painting    $790

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My Turn is a delightful pastel painting of a toddler watering flowers. I love to watch children.  They are in a world all their own.  It is no wonder they like to believe in fairies!  The flower garden is on the edge of a woods and the cool foliage colors beautifully accent the warm colors in the girl’s hair and clothing. I live to paint but I also work in pastels and other mediums.

I am very proud of my American Artist Award from famed pastelist Daniel Greene.

 

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Expressionistic People Paintings, and No one stopped Him for a Ticket…


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More People Paintings

Sometimes I like to paint people that I don’t know in an intensely expressive manner.  The vendor here is bathed in coloristic light and strong cool shadows. 

 

vendor (1)Vendor   Painting Not For Sale

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Vendor is an expressive, colorful look at a street vendor in a parking lot. The color contrast makes this painting an especially eye-catching work. My work is unique to me but it harkens back to both Impressionism and Expressionism. This painting is one of my more Expressionistic works like the work of Edvard Munch, one of my favorite painters.

 

 

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Intensity   Painting Not For Sale

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Intensity is my most expressive portrait. The color contrast and strong brushwork make this an exciting visual experience. I love to push warm/cool color relations and get them to sing. This painting is a great example of that concept. The man is lost in thought but not oblivious of his surroundings. The shadows add to the expression and emphasize the value patterns that connect the space.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

A few days ago a bear was spotted in downtown Radford!  This certainly doesn’t happen very often but the incident inspired my husband to come up with his own report!  Leave it to my husband to turn a scary event into something funny!

 

Early this evening a bear was sighted running a red light in downtown Radford. 

It is supposed that it was late for a fraternity pledge or a movie.  No police officer  bothered to stop it for a ticket.

 

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


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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.

 

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

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