Blue Ridge Parkway Book Launch was a great Success and Scouting out the Territory…


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The book launch for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse was a great success!   The church sanctuary was full, the food was great, the bluegrass musicians were fantastic, and Clyde sold a lot of books!

 

The book can now 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

 Well, it is that time of year again.  Another contribution to my Ant Chronicles.  Last year wasn’t very bad and I am hoping for a good summer with little ant activity. 

We have tried every ant cure in the entire world and still see ants.  So far I keep seeing one in the bathroom which is weird. I asked Clyde why there is only one. 

He said it is scouting the place out before getting on a horn and calling in the troops.  I don’t doubt it. 

Saw a cute joke on the internet about ants.  Why was the little ant confused?  All his uncles were ants.  Love it!


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Burning Shore Original oil  painting  Painting  SOLD

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Wildflower Magic Original  10″ x 8″  Oil Painting   $168

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A Break in the Clouds  Original Oil Painting  SOLD


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist has to go Shopping and Ants, Ants, Ants


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Everything is breaking all at once!  My bread machine practically blew up, our vacuum cleaner smoked and died and now my old Boom Box has boomed it’s last boom!

Got to extract myself from this computer and shop!  If you remember the Dobie Gillis show then you remember Maynard’s reaction to anyone that said work.  He would freak out and say the word like it was the end of the world.  That’s about the same reaction I have to shopping.

Oh well,  I will take Clyde along so I don’t buy some cheap junk.  He is careful to get something good.

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Dragon Stare Original 18″ x 24″ Acrylic Painting $994

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Back from vacation and the ants are on the march once again.  I tried so hard to be careful about food items when we left.  I put anything they might want in the refrigerator.  But I left a box of Russel Stover’s candy on the counter!

Yikes!  A trail of ants and a box full of ant covered chocolates.

I threw the chocolate away and they are still making the same trail to that spot on the counter.  I told Clyde to tell the ants the chocolate is gone.  He said the queen is probably yelling at the workers to get more so I told him to tell the queen the chocolate is gone.  He said if he knew where the queen was we wouldn’t have an ant problem.

Ants, ants, ants! My kingdom for a pest free kitchen!

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Lion Explosion  20″x 16″ Oil  Painting    $670

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Coneflowers  Original  30″ x 24″ Oil Painting $1470

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Small Flowers  Original  Oil  Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Happy Patron, and Ready to Heave them out the Door.


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I live to paint. I really do and it is great when I find homes for my originals.  The patron in Richmond emailed me to say the painting is perfect, looks better than the listing, and my packaging was perfect!  I love to hear all that since computer monitors are all set up differently.

I order greeting cards of my work once in a while to check on how the work looks online. So far, I am doing a great job.  Still, that doesn’t mean the viewer is seeing exactly what I have uploaded so it is great to hear from happy patrons!

I am also an amateur pianist and I love to play my piano every day.  It is hard to find the time but I usually can get in a decent amount of time.   I am concerned that my fingers are not as good as they used to be. They don’t hurt, so I don’t think I have arthritis, just some stiffness from age.

Oh well,  I can still play and enjoy it very much.  I was adding my music to my Youtube videos but that got to be too time consuming and Youtube has great background music!

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Fairlawn Eve Stage One   Original Oil Painting  NFS

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 Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Ants, ants, ants.  They were having quite a party in the bedroom. Now they have adjourned to the bath room again.  I put out the drops and a queen dies but others must take her place because they are all over the counter once again.

They snub their noses at me and give me dirty looks because I haven’t put out any drops today.  We are getting low on the stuff and Clyde is not sure he can get more.  I think a friend gave him this bottle.  Guess I will have to go online for more.

I am about ready to pick them up one at a time and heave them out the door!  See how fast they come back in for drops after that.

 

 

 

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  40″x 30″ Oil  Painting    $864

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Red Mane Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

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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  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, Another lithograph, and Ding Dong the Queen is Gone…


 

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I have a number of lithographs that are not online so I am trying to catch up on my uploads.  All of my lithographs were done when I was getting my MFA.  I enjoyed lithography very much but the set up for that type of printing is more than I want to get into it. 

I live to paint and a lithography press costs as much as a car and I would really need another studio for all the different stages of the work. 

I am glad I still have a number of them and have hand colored some as well.  Here is the black and white version of Kitchen.

 

 

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Kitchen 8″x 6″ Oil Painting    NFS

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 Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Something very strange has happened this summer.  We started out with the biggest army of ants I have ever seen.  They would come in every day and sit around in a perfect circle around the poison drops I set out and just keep coming.  Some days there were just a few so I would put the drops out and another army would come in. 

There were so many that after a few days there were three perfect circles around the drops. I guess the ones in the back would just push the ones that were  closer away so they could get some.  It just didn’t seem that the drops were working so I quit putting them out. 

Well, the other day there weren’t any.  Yesterday, no ants.  Today, no ants.  I guess it just took a very long time to get to the queen so DING DONG THE QUEEN IS GONE!   Yea! 

 

 

 

 

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Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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Blue Ridge Mist  Original 16″ x 12″ Oil Painting $384

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

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Ferrum College Visit, and The Round Table…


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I am working on the third layer of my latest Kendall Expressions painting.  Now I have hit a bump.  Not sure if I want to continue with the more complicated system of colors that I started today or stay with broad colors and brush strokes.  I won’t be able to get back to it until Wednesday. 

Tomorrow I am meeting with the president of Ferrum College, Jennifer Braaten.  She wants to show me what is happening with art there and is considering buying one of my paintings for the school and one for her home.   

 

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  Original 24″ x 18″ Acrylic   Painting $1350

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 Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

The ants are back in full force!!!  Yikes!  I have the poison drops out but they are still here.   I refuse to put out dangerous pesticides and have tried all the natural ones.  The drops can’t hurt us in any way but the ants are supposed to take the poison back to the nest and kill the queen. 

Well, yesterday I noticed there were only a few so I put more drops out.  Big mistake!  I could not believe how many ants showed up and sat perfectly round the drop and sipped away.  It made me think of the knights of the Round table but I don’t think they were solving any world problems. 

I mentioned the round table to Clyde and he said they were probably solving more problems than Congress.  Wow!  Big government burn!!!

 

 

 

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Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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

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Peaks of Otter  Original 20″ x 16″ Oil   Painting  $670

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Nude Girl Drawing by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and I can’t Believe it!


Nude Girl Drawing by Kendall Kessler

 

This will be the last of my black and white nude drawings that I will post.  At least, I think this is the last one in my Beautiful Nudes Folder.

This one reminds me of The Thinker by August Rodin but it wasn’t what I was thinking when I drew the model.  I love the wonderful, expressive lines in ink drawings and am very proud of the intricate passages in this etching!

Next, I am going to post some color nude drawings I did from some of my favorite black and white drawings!

thinkingnude (1)Leaning into The Day    Original Black and White Etching     $180

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Here is another one of my You Tube Videos!  I hope you like it!

 

Okay, I followed exactly the same procedure when I put up the last videos and they showed up so you could see them without clicking the code.  Go figure!

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Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

Another Ant Saga.  This is exactly what happened.  I am not making this up or changing the story in any way.

It looked as if we were finally rid of the ants for this season.

When they are here I take foods that they can easily get in or crawl on and put them on the table.  My husband explained to me that ants do not climb up table legs.  They prefer to stay along ledges.  So I had his rice muffins on the table and thought I could finally put them on the counter.

Later that day I saw one ant make a bee line for the muffins!  Just one!  I looked everywhere in the kitchen for more but there weren’t any!  I gave that ant a dirty look and moved the muffins back to the table and it will be a long time before I move things back again!

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