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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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More People Paintings, and Computer didn’t like my Youtube…


 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

Here are two more paintings of Alan’s friends.  Samantha is a little older than Alan but she was very nice to him.  She was one of the first neighbors to talk to him from the fence that bordered both our homes.  I did a number of paintings of Alan’s friends but Samantha was the only one I asked to pose for me. 

 

samantha2Samantha  Original Painting has been Sold

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Troy  24″ x 14″   Original Pastel Painting $3000

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Troy Swan was one of Alan’s friend at McHarg Elementary school.  He moved away shortly after they became friends and I have often wondered how everything went for him in Richmond.  He had a great time at one of Alan’s Birthday parties.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

This time of the year my husband spends a lot of time watching migrating hawks from Rocky Knob on The Blue Ridge Parkway and in our backyard.  What he doesn’t want to hear is me screaming at the computer.   I do get quite frustrated with this machine that has a mind of its own.  Yesterday I attempted to load another Youtube about my Floral paintings.  The graph said it was 81% complete and there were only fifteen minutes remaining.  An hour later there were still fifteen minutes remaining.  Argh!  I will try again today!

 

 Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Wednesday 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 20″x 24″ canvas print of Swirling Color for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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A Break in The Clouds   Original  Oil Painting  Has Been Sold

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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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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, One More Skater Painting, and He wants to add this …


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

Please click on my latest Youtube on my Floral paintings and send it to Stumbleupon!

 

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

 

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Be Careful what you are Thinking when Walking…


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My title is more of a joke than anything else.  A friend recently broke her ankle by falling in an awkward way and it reminded me of a strange fall I had a number of years ago.

I was walking with my husband on a sidewalk and thinking about how I probably should give up skating since it is rather dangerous and I am not getting any younger.

Then I thought I didn’t need to quit since I am so careful when I skate.

Right as that thought was going through my head my foot caught something and down I went on the cement.  Fortunately I only scratched up an arm and my head. 

Have I given up skating?  No.

 

dominioncopyrightDominion Skating Rink   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting      $2425

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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

Well, The Brownies are Gone Because I Left them there…


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Yesterday I was worried I would have too many brownies left over from Octoberfest at church, but, as usual, that was not a problem because I walked out without them.  The last time I looked, almost all of them were still there. 

Oh well,  my husband counts the money for the church so he can bring them home later today.  I don’t think people like brownies as much as they used to and mine are great!

 

 

peakslodgecopyrightLodge at Peaks of Otter    Original  16″ x 12″ Oil Painting  $384

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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. 

 

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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

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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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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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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!

Another Thursday, Another Video!


I am determined to get more of my work out on Youtube so today is the day I designate for that chore.  It is fun, but it is time consuming so I have been scurrying around like a bunny! 

I think I’ll go get a carrot!

 

moutainlakeguestscopyrightMountain Lake Evening     Original 40″x 30″ Oil Painting      $2425

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