Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Combines Two Loves in One Painting…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Music is a big part of my life.  I don’t have a lot of time to practice my piano but I do love to play as much as I can!  Such a beautiful language!  Here is a painting that combines my two loves.

MusicalFlower2016CR Musical Flower 7″ x 12″ Original Acrylic Painting $188

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Pawleys Island Sunrise is on Special all February!


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Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand    Original 40″ x 30″ Oil Painting $2430

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Eagle Fire 20″ x 16″ Oil  Painting   $670

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Rehoboth Beach Houses   Original Oil Painting  Sold

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Wildwood Park is Starting to Bloom!


 

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Gorgeous weather today!  We walked in Radford’s beautiful Wildwood Park and Clyde pointed out the different kinds of wildflowers that are beginning to bloom!  Lovely place to take a walk!

 

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Radford High Day Lilies  11″x 14″  Oil  Painting    $313

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Radford Flower Garden  11″x 14″ Oil  Painting    $313

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Eagle Fire 20″ x 16″  Oil Painting $670

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

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I Think I am Clicking my Left Hand into a Claw…


 

Please click on my Youtube and send it to Stumbleupon!  I put this one up a while back but recently discovered my voice could not be heard.

 

I spend so much time typing and clicking that my left hand is a little stiff from it.  My third and fourth fingers seem to want to curl in.    I think it would be great if we could just talk to the computer. I guess that is next!

breakcloudscopyrightA Break in The Clouds  Original Oil Painting has been sold

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Radford City Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Clyde Kessler Ghost Poem published in Rose Red!


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pinkwavecopyrightPink Wave   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting            $2425.00

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I thought it would be a good idea to put up a Spring painting.  Pink Wave was inspired by the beautiful Cherry blossom trees at the Radford Public Library.

 

bridgewildwoodcopyrightView from Bridge at Wildwood Park   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting   $2425.00

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Wildwood Park is becoming more beautiful each Spring Day!

 

 

Radford City Ghost Story

 

I had no idea there were so many ghost stories in Southwest Virginia!  Here is another one!

A Former employee of Macados on main street in Radford wrote about a ghost story in 2005.  The restaurant is modern and beautifully decorated on the outside but there is an old basement section with two pantries.  In one section there is a window with glass that is not visible from the outside.  The restaurant was once  The Radford Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Supposedly there is a woman dressed in grey in the downstairs section and employees are told not to talk about her.  Articles fly off the shelf at times and one cook says he did actually see her.  They were face to face and then she faded away!

 

I got this ghost story from ghostvillage.com

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband is really tearing up the publishing turf these days!  He just published two poems in the online magazine Rose Red!  This is the third issue of this publication that he has had work in!  Yea Word Man!

It is an interesting coincidence that one of the poems he published is about ghosts since I have been having a great time researching local ghost stories!

A Mount Juliet Ghost
Clyde Kessler

An old lady drowned in Nashville.
She was almost ghost of the year, blind.
Somebody heard a twanging in the oaks
and said she’s home by the soul’s voice
dreaming a tree that walks through stars.

None of a moonrise’s gold could fetch
her mind in a séance. A photographer
leased her apartment above a salon,
threw his best camera at a cop car,
it struck and killed a deputy by no luck.

You see vengeance spelled with a flood
is still the soul prying itself from hate.
You can build a new house in Mount Juliet.
You can throw parties that marry you off
imprisoned. The old lady walks you home.

Another Radford Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Spring life at Wildwood Park


 

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nearpandapascopyrighNear Pandapas    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting  $2425.00

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Near Pandapas is another beautiful section of the woods near the pond in Gile County.  When I was a kid I spent much of my time in the woods or at creeks and I especially liked to pull on vines like the one you see here.

 

homechristiansburgcopyrightHome in Christiansburg    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This is a home in Christiansburg that caught my eye every time I passed it so I decided to make a painting of it and the field next to it.

 

Radford New River Ghost Story

 

I am amazed at the number of ghost stories in The New River Valley.  I am a very skeptical person and don’t believe in mediums or psychics but I do enjoy reading about these various sitings and what people report to be supernatural events.

Here is another Radford City one.

 

In the Online Ghosts of America a Radford resident reported seeing a man walk out to the middle of the lower section of  the New River Trestle in Radford but before he hit the water, he vanished.  There was no splash and the viewer thought it was a trick of the eye but he has found others that saw the same thing.  He would like to know if there was a suicide off this bridge that is being repeated in spirit form.

 

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

 

I have been painting in oils since I was twelve and I couldn’t imagine my world without paint.   Winston Churchill once said something similar about how he couldn’t imagine a world without paint.

Even though I live to paint, I haven’t met the medium that I don’t like and my portfolio has a wide selection of different ones.

A year ago I decided to add photography to my lost list of mediums and my husband has assisted me in photographing wild flowers in the local parks.

Saturday I photographed the first floral signs of Spring at Wildwood Park.  While we were there, a friend showed up and found a ring neck  snake.  I have always been fascinated by snakes so I took some pictures for my blog. Here is the best one.raysnakebig

Ghost Story from the New RIver Valley near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Wildwood Park Fun Tomorrow!


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branchesnrbig (1)Branches Over The New River from Bisset Park    Original Oil Pastel has been sold

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New River Valley Ghost Stories

I have always loved ghost stories.  On one vacation I read a selection of ghost stories by Edith Wharton that I especially liked.

The New River Valley has it’s ghost stories and since I have painted so many scenes of the New River and The Blue Ridge Parkway that I thought it would be fun to include some of this region’s hair raising tales.

 

The Holiday Inn sits on land that used to be a plantation known as Jacob’s Lantern.  There is a night club called “Attitudes” in the hotel. A manager has reported that he has been asked to turn down the music when there was no one playing music.  He has also heard voices and laughter in the club when no one was around.

I found this ghost story in the online publication Shadowlands Haunted Places – Index Virginia.

 

eveningriverscenecopyrightEvening River Scene     Original 30″x40″  Oil Painting       $2425.00

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Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Be sure to come with your children for The Spring Discovery Walk this Saturday with my Bird Man, Clyde Kessler, and photographer Nancy Kent!  They are going to share their knowledge of flowers and insects in  beautiful Wildwood Park in Radford City and Nancy will help visitors learn how to take great pictures!

My husband has dedicated his life to the preservation of his beautiful mountain home.  He has led many nature walks in Radford, Ferrum, and The Blue Ridge Parkway, to name a few.  I can honestly say he is the most knowledgeable person I have ever known.  When he was a child he read the Encyclopedia and I don’t think he has forgotten any of it.

I always ask him first before I look something up.  It is very hard to stump him and unlike the comedic Expert Panel on the great Red Green show, he really does know what he is talking about.

On that hilarious Canadian show they have a panel of expert men that is dedicated to the three words men can’t say which are– I don’t know.    Clyde will say I don’t know but I hardly ever hear those words because he does know.

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The Bird and Word Man        Clyde Kessler

Come out for a great time!