Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Trying to Smile and That will do it…


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I have been dragging for the last few days.  It is so hard to lose a parent, especially a mother that was so supportive of what I do.  So many kids are discouraged from becoming artists due to the financial considerations but I am glad my mother always encouraged me and I know she honestly liked my work.  She was incapable of lying and if she did not like my work she would have said so in a polite way. 

She was also thrilled that I took up the piano and am now paid to play.  She said my grandmother that attended Peabody Conservatory would be so proud.  Artists and musicians tend to run in families.  I am glad I was born into one of those families. 

I have worked very hard at both my painting skill and my pianos skills but I do think some people are born with a natural artistic aptitude that has to be developed.

 

Pawleys Island Atmosphere  Original 40″ x 30″ ” oil painting $2430

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

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Last night Clyde had a muscle spasm in his leg that was quite painful.  I asked him if he wanted a massage.  No, a bullet.  I gave him a massage and some aspirin creme. He is better today. 

A bullet was not necessary.

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Please check out Clyde’s book!

The book can 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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The Lodge at Peaks of Otter    Original 16″ x 12″    Oil  painting  $384

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Lion Stare Original 16″ x 12″Oil Painting $384

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Ranges by Arnold Valley   Original 40″ x 30″ Oil Painting  $2430

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Back on the Cover and What the Heck is that?


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I am going to try to modify the cover illustration for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse.  The publisher said the only way the painting can be cropped is without part of the moon.  I am hoping I can bring it down a little without disrupting the spacing that she has established.  I was hoping it would fit perfectly but it doesn’t.  She is going to have the entire painting in the book for one of the poems.

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Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse  Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Sometimes I have a real life funny for Clyde.  One of my patrons that purchased two of my Skyline Beauty paintings saw Heart Cloud on Facebook and sent me this message.

What the heck is that?   We both had to laugh.  I certainly don’t mind getting comments like that from a patron!  I always appreciate honest reactions.

I told him he would have to get the book to see how the painting illustrates the poem.

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It is Different!

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A Break in the Clouds    Original  40″x 30″ Oil  Painting   SOLD

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Beethoven Energy  Original 18″ x 24″ Oil  Painting   $894

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Owl Stare  Original 24″ x 18″ Oil Painting  $864


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Presents Heart Cloud and Too Fresh…


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I am real pleased with my latest illustration for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse!  I was going to change it and let Clyde decide between the two for the book but now that I have it online I think I will probably just move on to the next one.

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Heart Cloud  Stage One Original 9″ x 12″ Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde liked the bird jokes I posted last time in honor of his contributions to this section and, of course, he came up with one of his own right after I quoted the others.

 

What did the buzzard say to the grocer?   This meat is too fresh.   Love it!

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A Break in the Clouds    Original  40″x 30″ Oil  Painting   SOLD

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Beethoven Energy  Original 18″ x 24″ Oil  Painting   $894

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Owl Stare  Original 24″ x 18″ Oil Painting  $864


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Getting Them Done and To Cease to Laugh….


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Trying to get a few more illustrations done for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse but I really am getting tired and a little low on ideas.  I will check out some more poems today and hopefully get one done today and one tomorrow.  I will be glad to get back to my Skyline paintings, Kendall Expressions, and my main work of this beautiful area.

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Returning The Bowl  Original 9″ x 12″ Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

When I started this blog I really didn’t know what to say other than stuff about my artwork which is difficult.  I communicate through pictures, not words.  After a while I just wanted to have some humor so I started this section of the blog.   I thought I would probably burn out and stop trying for funny stuff even though Clyde supplies me with a lot of it without trying.  It is just the way he is.

I am pleased that I keep coming up with funnies here.  Sometimes I do borrow from other sources but I still keep this section going and I think as long as I have a blog I will keep on laughing as I write.

To cease to learn is to cease to live.  Well, to cease to laugh is also to cease to live!

In honor of my main contributor to this section here are some great bird jokes.

 

What did the chicken say to the duck when it was about to cross the road?

Don’t do it.  You will never hear the end of it.

What did one bird with binoculars watching people say to the other bird.

It is a legitimate hobby.

What did the Blue Footed Booby say to his friend about his feet?

Yeah, I wanted black but this is the only color they had that fit.

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A Break in the Clouds    Original  40″x 30″ Oil  Painting   SOLD

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Beethoven Energy  Original 18″ x 24″ Oil  Painting   $894

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Owl Stare  Original 24″ x 18″ Oil Painting  $864


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Presents First Book Illustration and I Dare you…


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Don’t forget!  My fantastic Yoga Teacher is offering free yoga classes all August at Life in Balance in Christiansburg, VA!  Check it out!  Mims is a great teacher and yoga has helped me out with some muscle problems.  Yes!!!!!


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Screech Stage One  Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

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I am real pleased with my progress so far on the illustrations for Fiddler at Mid Night Farms House.  I talked with the publisher a few days ago and was quite surprised at the number of illustrations she wants for the book which will be about 112-114 pages.  So far, Clyde has 80 poems but he said he can add others if I can’t get enough illustrations done between now and October 1st.

I have finished the cover and will put it up soon but above is the first illustration of an expressive screech owl.  I will probably modify it somewhat so I have it uploaded as Screech Stage One.  I want to get to the first stage of a lot of illustrations so I can figure out how much time I have left to fine tune them.

 

Anyway, prints will be available of all stages!

 

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Yesterday Clyde and I went to Claytor Lake for a short swim.  The sky was cloudy and even though it wasn’t supposed to rain Clyde was concerned about a black cloud that was forming.  He studies weather patterns and I ask him before I check the local report.

When we got there people were swimming.  As soon as we plunked down our chairs everybody was called out of the water.  We waited a while under the awning and, as usual, Clyde had a comment on most people’s reactions to a little water.  He said you would think the devil was coming down on them.

Today I asked Clyde if we could go swimming.  He said he read the clouds and they said put on a bathing suit, drive to the lake and see what happens.  I dare you.

It is raining right now.


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The Very Blue Ridge     Original  Oil  Painting   SOLD

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Natural Rhythm  Original  40″ x 30″ Oil Painting   $2430

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Waving Original  Acrylic Painting NFS

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Finished Zebra Curve…


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I am pleased to present the finished version of Zebra Curve.  I am glad I have preserved the other two stages.  It is great to see one’s decisions and not to lose different sessions.  I decided to let the contrast serve as the major vehicle of expression in this one.

 

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Zebra Curve  Original 18″ x 24″ Acrylic Painting  $894

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 Blue Ridge Discovery News

Again, The Blue Ridge Discovery Group is gearing up for better weather!  Here is a link to more information!

The Young Explorers Club, ages 9-18, comes together to explore, discover and share the wonders of the Blue Ridge.   Email lisa@blueridgediscoverycenter.org to learn more about the Club and our upcoming trips.

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Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge    Original 24″ x 18″ Oil Painting $864

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Burning Shore   Original Oil    Painting   Sold

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

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Happy and a Little Soap and Water…


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My back is completely well now so it is time to work too hard and injure something else.  Just kidding. I do try to pace myself but there is so many things I want to work on.  Maybe I can get a lot done today without hurting myself!

 

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New Memorial Bridge at Dusk  Original 30″ x 40″ Oil painting  $2430

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I like perfume and colognes.  I never wear them because a lot of people are allergic to them and I don’t want to be the cause of discomfort.  My Dad wore one that I thought smelled great.

Clyde doesn’t use them either but he always smells good to me.  The other day when I hugged him I told him he smelled good.  He said it was amazing what a little soap and water can do.  Ha ha.  Shampoo is great, too!  I wonder if anyone is allergic to the smell of shampoo.  If so, we are all in big trouble!

 Blue Ridge Discovery News

Again, The Blue Ridge Discovery Group is gearing up for better weather!  Here is a link to more information!

The Young Explorers Club, ages 9-18, comes together to explore, discover and share the wonders of the Blue Ridge.   Email lisa@blueridgediscoverycenter.org to learn more about the Club and our upcoming trips.

Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

If you like my work but don’t have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything but the kitchen sink on

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Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge is on Special all March


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Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge    Original 24″ x 18″ Oil Painting $864

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Burning Shore   Original Oil    Painting   Sold

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

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