Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, and You can’t make Brownies with Donuts!


Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I am still showing my artistic nude drawings and will be for a while.  I am anxious to get back to my other work but I wanted to share these for a while.  I am proud of the craftmanship and expression I achieve in these works.

There are so many mediums to use to make intensely expressive drawings.  Conte crayons are a favorite medium but I think my favorite will always be charcoal.  I especially like the charcoal blocks to get deep blacks and complicated textures. 

Color is the most important part of my work so when I work in black and white or one color I like to have a wide range of values.  Black and white drawings with a wide range of grays are like color to me.

 

modellifecopyrightModel Life   Original 18″x24″ Charcoal Drawing       $894

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In this drawing, instead of inanimate objects on a table, there is a beautiful model.  I am especially pleased with the use of space in this one.

 

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Stretch   Original 24″x18″ Charcoal Drawing       $894

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In Stretch I succeeded in getting a strong sense of volume with a minimum amount of lines and marks.  You really feel the figure stretching out in this drawing!

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 I have never been good at sleeping.  I have a hard time settling down and I tend to work so hard during the day that I am often sore when I go to bed.  It usually takes me a long time to get to sleep while my husband drops right off.

I have a lot of very strange dreams.  I think I remember so many of them because I don’t sleep soundly and wake up a lot.

Last night I had one about brownies.  I dreamed that I didn’t have any flour but I did have some sugar coated donuts so I decided to use them!  The dream ended before the taste test so we will never know.  I think I will go make some brownies!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my Nude Girl Drawings!

Nude Girl Drawings, Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, and Do you Mind?


Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

  Here are some more of my Beautiful Nudes.  As I have mentioned before, one of my Beautiful Nudes, “Reaching Out”, was selected out of over 3 million works of art on Fine Art America to be on The Mindy Project.  The show has been renewed for a third season!

 

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 Dreaming   Original Mixed Media 24″x18″ Drawing    $894

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In this one the languid pose says it all.  I took care to apply the charcoal and conte crayon in a flowing manner that echoes the mood of the model.

I will never forget what my mother said to me when I was a teenager and had just done something stupid.  She yelled that I lived in a dream world.

Until that moment I had never realized that.  She was right and it is a great place to be!

 

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 Dreaming   Original Mixed Media 24″x18″ Drawing    $894

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

In this one the hat on a nude model is fun and whimsical!  The bars of the chair make it appear as if the model is purposely hiding and in her own world.  The energetic shadow has a foreboding quality that makes for a great visual accent.

 Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I hope this will be the last of the ant chronicles for this summer.  The troops have slowed down.  They aren’t marching in formation or sitting around the poison drops in a perfect circle.

Now I mostly see them peeking out from behind objects on the counter.  The other day a bunch of them were criss-crossing on one of the counters.  Since they were moving in a random fashion I decided I could put peanut butter on a cracker with out moving to the other side of the kitchen.

As soon as I got the cracker out one of them made a bee line for it!  I yelled, “Do you mind?”  This is my cracker!  Move on!  It did and I finished making the crackers.  The nerve of these ants!

Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed my Nude Girl Drawings!

Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, and What’s Happening with the Blue Ridge Discovery Center!


Nude Girl Drawings

My Artwork

 

reachingoutcopyrightReaching Out   Original  24″x18″ Charcoal Drawing       $894

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When I was in school I spent many years working from a live model learning anatomy and learning how to draw expressive, artistic, beautiful nudes.  The nude drawing is a very important part of our discipline and, as I have told countless students, anyone can draw the human figure but a true artist gets it right.

Most of these student drawings are thrown out but one of my professors was so impressed with mine that he said I should hang on to them.  I didn’t hang on to the stacks of drawing pads with gestures and contours but I did hang on to a number of the longer poses that I was pleased with.  I am so glad I took his advice since, as I have mentioned before, my best-selling nude, “Reaching Out”, was selected out of over 3 million works of art on Fine Art America to be on the set of The Mindy Project on FoxTV.

The drawing is across from Mindy’s desk and the show has been renewed for a third season.

I have been blogging for some time about the beautiful mountains I live in so I decided to start talking  about my other work.

Here are two more favorite charcoal nude drawings.  I am especially pleased with the natural graceful look in both of these.

kneelingbeauty (1)Kneeling Beauty   Original 24″x18″ Charcoal Drawing      $894

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It is very hard to explain what I accomplish in a work of art, but in this drawing the delicate turn of the head and the figure coming out of smoky marks of charcoal is captivating!  I am very pleased with this drawing!

 

reclining beautybig (1)Reclining Beauty  Original 18″x24″ Charcoal Drawing     $984

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In this one the weight of the figure that is pulled down by the pose and the expressive lines make for an intense visual experience!

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Here is the latest news on the group my husband works closely with to promote this gorgeous mountain region!

 

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike on Garden Mountain
Sat, August 23, 12am – Sun, August 24, 12am
Where
Garden Mountain
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
Join BRDC on August 23rd for a hike on the Appalachian Trail at Garden Mountain. For information about any of these free and fun hiking events, please contact Amy Roberts at 276-688-3793 or aarobert@vt.edu.