Blue Ridge Artist is About Finished with Latest Commission and Yes, you will need to know this…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I have just about finished the enlargement of Wading and will send it as soon as it completely dries.   I know there are a lot of artists that prefer acrylics and the main reason is the drying time but they just don’t have that rich glow that oils do.  To each his own!


 

Wading   Original Acrylic painting NFS

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Please check out Clyde’s book!

The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the link!

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Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Sometimes I think about teaching, mostly I have night mares about it. Clyde didn’t have any problem with standing in front of large groups of students.  I had a lot of great students but the problem with teaching is you tend to remember the difficult ones more than the good ones. 

I feel sorry for teachers.  They have to contend with cell phones and students that think if they learn how to use Google that should be all the education they will need.  Saw a cute cartoon with a teacher showing a child 1 + 1 = 2.  She said to the child that, yes, she would use this knowledge later in life. 

Yikes!


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Ranges by Arnold Valley   40″ x 30″ oil  Painting  $2430

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Evening Flight Original 16″ x 12″  Oil  Painting  $384

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Tiger Lean   Original Oil  painting SOLD


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Wonders What is Going on…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I hate to be gloomy but I am wondering what is happening to our freedom in the USA.  I don’t think the terrorists have to work so hard to frighten us anymore.  Our own people have taken care of that.  We shouldn’t have to be afraid of a movie theater or a store or a political rally or a race or anywhere else but the thought of being in the wrong place at the wrong time is now a part of my thoughts.

We have always had mentally ill people but we have not always had all these shootings of people going about their daily lives.  I don’t want to get into a gun control debate but I wish these horrible events would quit happening so frequently.  We can’t stop living to keep from dying but we also shouldn’t have to consider the possibility of being killed for no reason.

Okay, enough gloom and doom!  Time to paint!

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Wading Original Acrylic Painting NFS

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Cone Flowers by a Path  is on Special all  August !

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Coneflowers  Original  30″ x 24″ Oil Painting $1470

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Another Rocky Knob Original Oil  Painting   has been Sold

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Owl Stare Original  16″ x 20″ Oil  Painting $670

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When it Comes to Christmas, I am still a Kid!


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I would say I was in my second childhood if I had ever gotten past the first!  I still love to do things I did as a child and I look forward to Christmas day!  Just two more sleeps till Christmas!  I love the Muppets Christmas Carol!  One of my favorite versions of Dicken’s great story!

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Church Snow Scene   Original  16″ x 12″ Oil Painting $384

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all December!

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 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8″ x 10″  Oil Painting $168

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Wildflower  Current   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting $2425

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Eagle Fire Original  16″x20″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Florals, and Looking for the Light again!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please check out my latest Youtube!  I am so pleased that I can add music again.  I think they are much better that way.

I have been going through my portfolio to show my florals.  Today I thought I would show two brand new ones that are part of my series, Suggestions.  These are paintings that I am doing based on an Abstract Expressionist surface.  When I see a shape I go with it and develop a colorful, abstract painting.

 

SugpetuniaPetal Play  Original Acrylic Painting     NFS

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Petal Play is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series,
Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time I saw two large flowers in the position that I have them in the painting. They look like a cross between a petunia and morning glory. I am very pleased with the color in this one.

 

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A Vase of Color   Original Acrylic Painting     NFS

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A Vase of color is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series,
Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time I saw a rounded shape at the bottom so I turned the painting into a soft focus floral. I am very pleased with the flowing, circular motion in this one.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

It has been quite cloudy lately so the light in my studio is not what I want it to be.  As I have mentioned before, when it is very dark outside the warm colors are hard to see so I end up with stronger warms than I want.  I sure do have to look for the light to work. 

I remember reading about Pierre Bonnard when he was instructing a child he thought had talent.  He remarked that they had to work before the good light was gone.

When you work with a zillion colors light is extremely important.  This is not a problem for my naturalist husband who doesn’t mind getting up in the middle of the night to catch the owls for bird counts.  The stereotype of the bird watcher is completely false.  They are rugged people that walk up and down mountains in brutal weather for accurate records.

 

I think I will quit griping about the light and get to work.  My studio is very comfortable.

 

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all December!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Mountains folder  and click on the 40″x 50″ canvas print of Ridgeland Winter Beauty for the 40% discount.

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 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8″ x 10″  Oil Painting $168

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Wildflower  Current   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting $2425

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Eagle Fire Original  16″x20″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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I Figured it Out!


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I finally figured out why I could not add music to my recent youtubes and still have my original audio!  It doesn’t make any sense to me but I am learning just to click here, click there and something will turn up.

 

I was uploading videos, adjusting the color and contrast, and then adding the music.  This time I added the music first and my original audio is still there!   Yes!!!  Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks!

 

IMG_1664Silver Lining at Pawleys Island 30″ x 22″ Acrylic Painting     $1350

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all December!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Mountains folder  and click on the 40″x 50″ canvas print of Ridgeland Winter Beauty for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8″ x 10″  Oil Painting $168

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Wildflower  Current   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting $2425

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Blue Tiger Original  16″x20″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals and I Love it!


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I am very excited about my new series, Suggestions!  Here is the latest one plus two more floral favorites!

 

suggestion3 (3)Wading  Original Acrylic Painting Not for Sale

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Wading is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series, Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time I saw a nude leaning forward so I brought her out and put her water. I think the peaceful effect is beautiful.

Hybrid Beauty (1)Hybrid Rose   Original  5″ x 7″ Oil Painting   $75

 

Hybrid Beauty is a small gem painting with intricate color nuances and sensuous brushwork. This is a painting for people that like a constant change of texture and color though out a painting. The painting is in a solid wood molded frame.

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Mimosa View   Original  9″ x 12″ Oil Painting   $226

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Mimosa View is a colorful look at a field with wildflowers that is dominated by a Mimosa tree. The painting is in a white composite frame. 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

I am so glad I married someone that makes me laugh and he said the other night that he was glad he married someone that likes to laugh.  We haven’t had to call 911 yet but I do get to the point that I need to stop and breath!   Whenever I find something on Facebook that I think is a real crack up I show him.  The other day there was a great one that I know Clyde can truly relate to.  He has worked with the Forest Service for many years and has had a few close calls with bears and one time he had to confront one running at him.  He knew what to do so thankfully I am not a widow.

 

Anyway on Facebook there was a picture of a bear running toward the person that took the picture.  The caption read, “Not a runner?”  Now you are!

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty 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.

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 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8″ x 10″  Oil Painting $168

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Burning Shore  Original Oil Painting   has been Sold

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Eagle Fire Original  20″x16″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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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.

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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.