KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Friday, November 21, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals, and That is only Day One!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!

I still can't get the music added to my Youtubes.  I think they are much better with music but when I add it my voice disappears.  I do follow the directions to slide the bar to the left to favor the original audio but I still can't hear my voice. 

Oh well.  My current painting is still coming along.  Sometimes they do not present too many problems.  I hope this is one of them.  Here are two more favorite florals!


radfordlibrarybig (1)Radford Library Grounds   Original 17" x 24" Acrylic Painting $846

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Radford Library Grounds is a section of the sloping hill that is on the back side of the library in Radford City, Virginia. The trees provide beautiful colors and textures to the hill and the wildflowers are great accents. There are a lot of cultivate flowers as well in different parts of the property. It is a beautiful setting for my favorite building in the city.

 


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Flower by an Ecotone  Original 20" x 30" Acrylic Painting   $1230

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Flowers by an Ecotone is a beautiful, colorful wildflower scene by a wooded area. This is an exceptionally serene work that draws the viewer in. I have always been happiest in secluded areas and spent much of my time in the woods near our home and at a beautiful creek when I was a child. It is no wonder that I married a dedicated naturalist.

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I am trying to find some time to read books.  I used to read every night before going to bed and I am trying to get back to that.  The other day I brought home a huge, very heavy book titled The History of the World.  The title was in big letters and when my husband saw it he said,  "And that's just Day One!".

As I have mentioned before my husband read an entire set of Encyclopedias when he was a kid and his memory is incredible so now that I am trying to increase my knowledge of History I can ask him to clarify certain things.   His answer is usually very informative and funny!  I told him he really ought to write a history book entitled A Book of Clyde.  I think it would be a best-seller!


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

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24"x 36" canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Eagle Fire  Original  20" x 16" Oil Painting  $670

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Natural Rhythm   Original 30" x 40" Oil Painting    $2425

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Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand   Original   Painting  $2430

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway, More Florals, and It will follow you out of the Room!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I have started a new Blue Ridge Parkway painting and it is going great!  Of course they are always great at the beginning before the battle royale.  I will never stop loving painting and I hope someday to drop dead with a paint brush in my hand.  

Looking forward to tomorrow in the studio.  So many paintings.  Never enough time.


Here are two more florals.


flowg (1)Radford Flower Garden    Original 11" x 14" Oil Painting   $313

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"Radford Flower Garden" is a close-up of part of a garden in Radford, VA. The owners must use a lot of annuals as the garden is different every year. 

I am always on the look-out for red/green color combinations. I am quite the colorist but I like red/green color systems better than any others. 

As I have mentioned before, years ago at a competition when I was introduced to the famous artist May Stevens, she exclaimed, Oh, the red-green painter! I won a purchase award at the show. 


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The Red Rose   Original 14" x 16" Oil Painting   $468

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The Red Rose is a sumptuous, colorful still life that is centered around one red rose. The vase is full of roses and some wildflowers but the red rose stands out as the gleaming focal point of the painting. I am especially pleased with the color contrast and vibrant linear accents in this work

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned ad nauseum I spend a lot of time on this computer blogging about my artwork.  I want my paintings to live after I am gone so I promo as much as possible. 

 I was gripping to my husband that I was ONE WITH THE COMPUTER and he said one of these days it is going to follow you out of the room.   I don't doubt it!


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

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24"x 36" canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Eagle Fire  Original  20" x 16" Oil Painting  $670

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


 natrythmcopyright

Natural Rhythm   Original 30" x 40" Oil Painting    $2425

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

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Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand   Original   Painting  $2430

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals, and That is not a Haiku...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I am anxious to get back to some Blue Ridge Parkway paintings!  Right now I want to present more of my floral paintings.  Flowers are fascinating subjects.



flowerlifebig (1)Flower Life  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Flower Life is an impasto floral that has an intricate surface and flowing motion. I am especially pleased with the brushwork in this painting. One of my favorite compliments is that people want to touch my paintings! The colors and textures reach out to the viewer!


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Radford Library Butterfly Garden  Original 25" x 15" Acrylic painting   $952

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Radford Library Butterfly Garden is a painting I did of a flower garden my husband started at the Radford Public Library. The purpose was to attract butterflies into the area. The painting has beautiful color contrast  and a nice flowing motion. 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


The other day I saw a very funny but somewhat vulgar poem on Facebook about Winter.  It was only one line and then The End.  I showed it to my poet husband and he joked that it is not a Haiku - It is a Lowku!   Love it!


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

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24"x 36" canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Eagle Fire  Original  20" x 16" Oil Painting  $670

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


 natrythmcopyright

Natural Rhythm   Original 30" x 40" Oil Painting    $2425

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

pawleyssunrisesandcopyright

Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand   Original   Painting  $2430

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


 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Floral Favorites, and One Big Quirk...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am still struggling with my latest Pawleys Island painting but I can see light at the end of the canvas!  It should be done today and then there will be finesse time another day as I fine tune it.  I will be getting back to my main theme which is The Blue Ridge Parkway.  I am looking forward to getting back to this gorgeous region.

For now I thought I would present more of my floral work.  I have made a number of Youtubes on my florals but still have a lot more to show so here are two favorites

tulipburstsmall (2)Tulip Burst Original 10" x 8" Oil Painting    $168

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Tulip Burst is an exceptionally sensuous, sensitive, whimsical floral. This painting was done from my imagination and I am especially pleased with the color patterns, brushwork, and soft, glowing surface. I love to work with complementary colors and the over all orange blue effect in this one is especially appealing.

If viewers look at each tulip they will see a continual change in color and texture. The color nuances in each flower emphasis the blue-orange color scheme in the whole painting. I like to paint flowers but my favorite flower is the tulip.

 


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Tree Poem   20" x 16" Oil Painting    $670

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"Tree Poem" is a painting that reminds me of the famous poem, "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer. I consider my work to be visual poetry with complicated systems of color and texture. In this painting I wanted the land, sky, and flowers to visually support the tree.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

A few days ago I was having a strange pain behind my right knee.  It would be intense at times and then go completely away.  I kept thinking it was gone and then it would start up again.  I mentioned this to my husband and said that maybe as we get older we get quirky pains.  His response was that if that is true then his whole body is a quirk.  The joys of getting older.  LOL


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

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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

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Natural Rhythm   Original 30" x 40" Oil Painting    $2425

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Burning Shore   Original   Painting  has been Sold

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Dreamscapes, and You know you are tired when you do that...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



More Dreamscapes

I hope I start having some more dreams with paintings.  I would like to add some to this series.  Such a strange experience to compose artwork in my sleep!


Contemplation (1)Contemplation  Original   16" x 20" Oil Painting     $670

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Dream Creek  Original   9" x 12" Oil Painting     $226

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


My husband calls me every once in a while to check on things and stop me from working for a few minutes.  Today I had a fun thing to tell him.  I am especially tired today but still at my work.  I practically fell into my oil painting today which would have been a horrible mess.  I will never forget the time I saw an art student actually sit in her palette.  Glad I always stand up.


Anyway, the funny thing that happened today was at lunch.  I always fix a sandwich and take it and a drink to our bedroom so I can watch a video.  Today when I reached for my drink it was a bottle of mustard.  I can't believe I brought that back instead of my drink.  Tired, tired, tired!




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

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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

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


 natrythmcopyright

Natural Rhythm   Original 30" x 40" Oil Painting    $2425

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

burningshorecopyright

Burning Shore   Original   Painting  has been Sold

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




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Monday, November 10, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Dreamscapes, and Studio Visits...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and Dreamscapes


 Here are two more of my paintings that are based on paintings I have seen in my sleep.  I have a lot of nightmares but I also have a lot of great dreams.  I don't try to figure them out but I am always glad when I dream of someone that has passed on.  This happens a lot and my father and my grandparents live in my dreams.  It is great to see them again and the dreams are almost always happy ones.

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Dream River     Original  25" x 40" Oil Painting      $2025

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Dream River is typical of these paintings.  There is usually a lot of this icy blue color and objects seem to sway around the space. Water is one of my favorite subject matters in my work so I am not surprised that I dream of river paintings.  I often dream I am at the beach in the ocean.


SerenitySerenity    Original  24" x 11"  Oil Painting      $313

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I especially like this one.  There is something about the girl's eyes that is mystical. I have always leaned towards  scientific explantions of strange events but I like to quote this line from Hamlet.  There are more things in heaven and earth , Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosphy.


Towhee Hill Studio Visits


I wanted to be sure to let readers know that I do schedule studio visits.  I like to show people my work in a home environment.  My work looks best when it is illuminated from outside natural light and in incandescent light.

I do require a phone call so I can make sure the visitor won't trip in my studio and to make sure I have out any particular works  the visitor is interested in. 

 

Give me a call or leave a comment here and I will get back to you as soon as possible

540-257-3437

 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway, Dream Paintings, and I'll Check my Sock Drawer...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 



Dreamscapes

 

About a decade ago I began having dreams in my sleep of paintings I had never seen before. They look like mine but are less distinct and seem to wave. They also have less contrast and a lot more blue than my other work. A few years ago I decided to try to put some of these on canvas.

I rarely have those dreams now but when I do the paintings are by someone else in the dream. How strange that I would invent paintings for other people in my sleep!

What a fantastic experience!


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Dream Flowers   Original  11" x 14"  Oil Painting     $313

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Dream Bouquet  Original  Oil Painting  has been Sold

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I especially like the flowing motion in this painting.  The flowers and leaves move around the space much in the same way that the lines and colors in the cloth do.  It is a feast of color!

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


This morning when my husband called me to get me up I was so tired that we had a strange conversation.  We can't get certain organic items here so once a week he picks up some things at a store where he works. 

I know you want tomatoes but what about cabbage?

We still have some from last week.

I didn't see any.  Where is it?

In the refrigerator. 

The refrigerator?  I never thought to look there.

Ha ha!  Wow am I tired.  Maybe I put it in the dryer.

Okay and I'll check my sock drawer.  It must be around there somewhere.


Do you think he might have been a little sarcastic?


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