Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is the Taxi today and See the Trail…


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We are still down a car.  I hope it won’t cost too much to fix it.  I just got back from driving Clyde to work. The Prius has been a great car but it is getting to the do we fix it or buy a new one stage.   I think it is time to start looking for a new one.  Yuck!  Hate shopping.

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The Cascades in Giles County   Original 20″ x 24″ Oil painting $960

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Poor Clyde is still having  a lot of hip pain.  He is considering a trip to the doctor to make sure he didn’t injure himself in some way.  My muscle spasm is completely gone today.  Yesterday Clyde wanted to get out and walk since it was somewhat better.  I was still a little sore.

My grandfather’s saying about small towns came to mind as we started walking the trail.  Go slow, see the town.  Go fast, see the judge.  Well, yesterday the saying was walk slow, see the park, walk fast, hurt the butt.  We were not moving very fast.

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Eagle Fire  Original  Oil  Painting SOLD

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Chinese Orchids Original 10″ x 14″ Oil Painting   $285

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A Break in the Clouds  Original  Oil Painting  SOLD


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell Another Print of A Break in the Clouds and Hopeless Case…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am so pleased to sell another print of A Break in the Clouds to a great Virginia patron!  This is still my second best selling print and it is great to see it in another location!  Reaching Out is still my best seller and can still be seen on The Mindy Project on Hulu!  It is across from Mindy’s desk!

 

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A Break in the Clouds Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Lately Clyde has been saying some pretty wacky things which is typical.  As usual, they are funny, at least to me.  I love word play and he is great at it.  I don’t know about other writers, but this one is fun to live with.  He keeps me laughing.

Anyway, the wild things he has been saying prompted me to say he had better watch out or he will land in a Loony Bin. 

His response was he was already there and they threw him out.  Hopeless case.

 

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Cascades in Giles County  Original  20″ x 24″ Oil Painting $960

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Field of Beauty, Stage One  Original Oil Painting NFS

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset   Original  25″ x 18″ Pastel Painting $960

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The Great Smoky Mountains near The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Mindy Project Tonight!


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The Great Smoky Mountains     Original Painting has been sold

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Another great range mountain range in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains is The Great Smoky mountains.  This is another region my husband, Clyde Kessler, researches for birds and butterflies.  The national park is an extremely popular park.

It was established in 1934 and is the largest national park East of the Rocky Mountains and receives 9-10 million visitors a year.  The park is home to 4000 plant species, 140 tree species and around 1600 black bears.

It is known as the salamander capital of the world with 30 species.

I got this information from 75 facts about the Great Smoky National Park printed in the online publication, Escape to the Smokies

shadowridgenearockykcopyrightShadow on a Ridge Near Rocky Knob           Original Oil Painting     30″x40″     $2425.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Shadow on a Ridge Near Rocky Knob is another favorite painting from the Rock Castle Gorge section of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I have more paintings from this area of the Blue Ridge Parkway than any other location.  This is where my husband does most of his bird and butterfly research.

He is a well-known naturalist in The New River Valley and has led countless nature hikes in his beautiful home region.

The Mindy Project is Back on The Air!

I am so pleased The Mindy Project is back on TV with a new episode tonight at 9:30pm on FoxTV!

reachingoutcopyrightReaching Out    Original charcoal drawing on paper in white mat        $894.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Be sure to look for my best-selling print, “Reaching Out”, which was chosen out of over 3 million works of art on Fine Art America to be on the show!  It is in Mindy’s office and there have been many shots of it last season and this season!

 

Beautiful Buffalo Mountain on The Blue RIdge Parkway and When Pigs Fly by my Window…


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buffalocopyrightBuffalo Mountain in Fall

Original Painting 32×40         $2760.00 

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Another gorgeous mountain vista off The Blue Ridge Parkway is Buffalo mountain.  The name comes from the strong hump on the ridge.  Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church was built by the Reverent Robert Childress who was the subject for the book “The Man Who Moved a Mountain”  This is a great book that I highly recommend!

Buffalo Mountain in Fall is one of my favorite Blue Ridge Mountain landscapes.  The colors of light and shade in fall are especially beautiful.  The violet is  intense and it is difficult to paint the atmospheric effect and not lose the cool colors in the warm colors.  They look as if they are floating together in space.

More Blue Ridge Vistas

blueridgeautumncopyrightBlue Ridge Autumn    Original painting has been sold

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violrockyknobcopyrightViolet Evening on Rocky Knob

oil on canvas  16×20   $640.00

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When Pigs Fly by my Window

I am a workaholic.  It is extremely important to me to sell my work.  I can’t take them with me and I hope they will all have homes when I am gone.  I depend on friends to get me out once in a while, but mostly I am either painting or working at promotion strategies.

Saturday I told my self I ought to try to take a break and rest.  Right as that thought was going through my head a pig flew by my window and winked!   Of course, I didn’t take it easy but I did get a lot of work done!

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

You know you live with The New River Valley Bird Man when Lowes calls you up to ask how to get a hawk out of their store.  This happened a few minutes ago and I left a message with Clyde at work since he is away from his desk right now.

I know he will know what to do!

Evenings at Rock Castle Gorge on The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Chocolate Run


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I will be taking a break from writing about Rock Castle Gorge and Rocky Knob to show off other beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas but I still have quite a number of paintings from this site so here I go again!

eveglowrockcastlecopyrightjpgEvening Glow at Rock Castle Gorge  30″x40″   original painting – $2425.00

Print on paper or canvas available at kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com

I have always been drawn to evening scenes.  I doubt you will find many people that don’t like sunsets or sunrises.  I am no exception but I especially like the look of the sky after the sun has gone down and the pink hues tend to predominate the sky.

I will never forget one patron that was very happy with the painting she bought of Mountain Lake in Giles County but decided against one of my New River scenes because there was pink in the sky.  She said she had always seen the orange and purple in the sky but not pink.

She died a number of years ago and whenever I see pink in the sky I think of her.

rockyknobevecopyrightRocky Knob Evening

Original painting has been sold

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pathrockykcopyrightPath to Rock Castle Gorge in The Evening

Original painting  30″x40″ $2425.00

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Life with The Word and Bird Man

My husband, Clyde,  has no problem with cold weather.  He will get up in the middle of the night to check out owl populations for the Audubon Christmas bird counts no matter how cold it is.

After the storm yesterday we were joking around about how he was considering getting out the dog sled to get to the store because I was seriously low on chocolate.

Well, he didn’t get out the sled but he did walk to a nearby store to get a nice lunch and, of course, some chocolate for me!  He really is a nice guy!

Wildflowers at Rock Castle Gorge on The Blue RIdge Parkway and Send out the Dog sleds…


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I have quite a number of paintings that are based on scenes from Rock Castle Gorge and views from Rocky Knob.  I am pleased with all of them but if I had to pick favorites it would be the ones that include wildflowers.  The wildflowers are especially beautiful there and make for great color accents in my work.

summerpathcopyrightSummer Path at Rock Castle Gorge   $2425.00

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Summer Path at Rock Castle Gorge is one of my favorite landscapes.  My husband took me around to all the paths that were not hiking paths and I especially liked this one because of the colors and the path was grass rather than dirt.  It was probably just a place where a lot of people have walked through to the ridge to see more of the beautiful mountain vista.

My favorite wildflower found there and here in Radford, Virginia is Sweet Pea.  I love all colors but I am especially fond of magenta, probably because it is a red purple so it is both a warm and a cool color.

There is also Red Trillium, white Albultescens, and pink Claytonia virginica in this wonderful Blue Ridge Parkway area of Virginia.

Here are two more paintings from Rock Castle Gorge.  The first one is another view from Rocky Knob and the other one is a view from another part of the Rocky Knob overlook.

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Original painting has been sold

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sweetpeacopyrightSweet Pea Morning Original painting – $884.00

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Life with The Bird and Word Man

My husband, Clyde Kessler,  has always kept a close watch on the weather.  He follows all the reports and says some weather forecasters are more accurate than others.  This morning he was quite concerned about the coming  ice and snow storm so he asked me if we needed to get to the store for anything before the roads got bad.

I told him we were seriously low on chocolate.

He said we better send out the dog sled. LOL!

More Rock Castle Gorge on The Beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and It is all in the Light…


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dirtroadrockcastlecopyrightDirt Road Near Rock Castle Gorge

Pastel on paper  17″x23″  Original – $782.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com

I have so many paintings from Rock Castle Gorge that I think I will be blogging about this gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway attraction for a while.  Hikers especially love the trails at this site and my husband has actually walked as much as eight miles off the trail up and down the mountain to get photographs of butterflies.

His photographer, Bruce Grimes, has to carry heavy equipment to get good photographs and he often has to lie down on his stomach to get the shot.  I have always admired photographers!  Good photography is quite an art and a job!

roadrockykcopyrightRoad to Rocky Knob oil on canvas  8″x10″

Original painting has been sold

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The actual trail is a loop that is  just short of 11 miles long.

I am especially fond of this oil painting of a road that leads to Rocky Knob.  It is quite an expressive work!

There are so many interesting trails around this area and the wildflowers in season are stunning!

When I was in school I had a teacher that was fond of country and mountain scenes and he remarked to me one time that He especially liked the kind of yellow/white grass seen along the dirt road in the painting at the top.

Most artists have a main medium and a secondary medium.  My main medium is oil paint but my secondary medium is pastels.

I am especially proud of my American Artist Award for “Near Smithfield Plantation”from famed pastelist Daniel Greene.

Life with the Bird and Word Man

  • People often don’t like their photograph and with good reason!  The lens is curved and the resulting parallax can make for a picture that looks how a person looks in a curved piece of metal.  No one wants that!
  • I pride myself that I can work around the parallax but I have been having a hard time lately with my digital camera.  I think the old 35mm cameras had less perspective distortion.

Anyway, I finally got a decent picture of my husband for the publication The Writing Disorder which will feature his poems this Spring.  The tenebristic light made all the difference!

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