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


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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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…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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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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Yes! Lots of light today!


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Lot of light today!  Time to step away from the computer and get in the studio.  I am really struggling with my latest so it is time to fight with it.

 

homechristiansburgcopyrightHome in Christiansburg  Original Painting has been Sold

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Okay, I need some Light…


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I need some light.  Of course I have good light in the studio but I am not happy working when there isn’t any natural light coming in.  Even with my daylight florescent lights the warm colors are very hard to see when it is dark outside. 

 

More than anything, my artwork is about the color!

 

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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.

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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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Wow! I was the only one in the pool!


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So glad I picked today to swim!  Usually I have to dodge kids that get in the lane marked off for lap swimmers.  Today I was the only one in the pool!  That was a nice break!  I love to watch the kids but they don’t get the lane thing.

eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Acrylic Painting     $670

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Get out of the Way! I am going to do some Laps!


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No Line Dancing tonight so I am headed for the pool for laps.  Not as fun, but swimming exercises all the muscles, so look out kids, I am using the lane section!

 

IMG_166430″ x 22″ Original Acrylic Painting       $1350

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

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

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Lion Explosion  Original 20″ x 16″  Oil Painting $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Sister Paintings, and Working Away on a New Painting!


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

I have two sisters and they have let me make portraits of them which is something artists often do.  Models are expensive and it is a great experience to paint family members.  This first one is of Nan when she was ten with the only dog she had growing up.  My mother decided I needed a dog and we got this adorable poodle that we all loved.  We liked to let the hair grow out rather then trim it. 

Beau was a very sweet dog and Nan was devoted to him.

nanandbeaucopyrightNan and Beau    Original    20″ x 18″ $4000

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A Skater   Original 22″ x 40″ Oil Painting     $5000

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Nan was quite athletic and became a Ice Skating instructor.  I love to tell people that since it certainly isn’t a run of the mill occupation.  She excels at skating and teaching the sport.

I am glad I was able to paint her as a child and adult.  She is an interesting subject and I am especially pleased with the expressive look in her eyes in this portrait.

 

My new painting is coming along but I think it is going into the arm wrestling stage.  I guess if they didn’t start out well I would never pick up a brush. 

I love to paint but it is always a battle!

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

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

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Lion Explosion  Original 20″ x 16″  Oil Painting $670

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