KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Young boy Paintings, and Visit to Mabry Mill...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Another one of my son's first friends was Paul.  They are still friends and see each other at the Bowling League games.  Paul used to live on our street but moved away a few years  ago.

When Alan was very young I made this painting of a small boy walking through the woods.  It was loosely based on a photograph of someone else.  I changed the way the boy looked so that it was not a portrait.  

Alan insisted it looked like Paul and he wanted to visit my studio every day to look at the painting of Paul.  I decided to name it "Like Paul".  There is a strong resemblance.

like paul (1)Like Paul   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

 

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Paul Again   Original 20" x 30" Soft Pastel Painting  $1230

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

 

Here is the second jeep painting of Paul.  Alan and his friends got a lot of mileage out of that jeep!

 

 Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Tomorrow at 5:00pm.  Swirling Color is on special all October!


 

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Dreamscapes folder  and click on the 20"x 24" canvas print of Swirling Color for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Burning Shore   Original  Oil Painting  Has Been Sold

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


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Swirling Color   Original 20" x 24" Oil Painting    $670

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

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Dream Horse  Original 20 x 16"  Oil Painting $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler


I enjoyed my short trip to The Meadows of Dan with my husband on Monday.  I have never painted Mabry Mill and I wanted to get a number of photos to work from.  Such a beautiful place!  I highly recommend this beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway site!  Such a peaceful, lovely place and there is a great restuarant there as well!


Thank you for looking at paintings by an Artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway


 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, One more Skating Paintings, and He wants to add This...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please click on my latest Youtube on my Floral paintings and send it to Stumbleupon!


This pastel painting, "Skating", is the last of my skating paintings.  This one is a celebration of my sister Anne.   In elementary school she joined the girl scouts and earned a badge for ice skating.  The instructors at the rink were so impressed with her natural ability that they encouraged her to take lessons.  

 

 

She became quite an accomplished skater and completed three of the preliminary tests to be an Olympic contender.  She decided she didn't want to compete but has been an Ice Skating Instructor in Sterling, Virginia for many years.  This painting is a celebration of her gift.  She is the figure in the top center and the other skaters are famous skaters.  I changed their faces so I wouldn't run into any copyright issues.

 

 

I have always been impressed with her skill.  I also ice skated when I was a child but just for fun and exercise.  When I moved to Southwest Virginia I took up roller skating since the nearest ice rink is in Roanoke, VA.  As I mentioned in previous blogs, I was very disappointed when the local rink closed this past Spring.  I hope another one opens up in the future.

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Skating   Original Pastel Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas and Greeting Cards are Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

The other day I mentioned my husband's addition to all the warnings on drug commercials.  He said that if you are dead, stop taking this medication. 

Yesterday he added this.  If you are dead, stop taking this medication and call your lawyer.

 

Don't forget about the hike on Sunday!  Join The Blue Ridge Discovery Center for a great time!

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland

Sat, October 18, 12am – Sun, October 19, 12am

 

Where
Appalachian Trail, Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
On October 18th join BRDC on Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland. All hikes are on the famed Appalachian Trail, a 2,200 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, completed

I hope you enjoyed paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Skater Paintings, and Blue Ridge Discovery Center event!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please click on my Youtube and send it to Stumbleupon!


Here are two more skater paintings from the Dominion Skating Rink that was a great place for all ages in Christiansburg, VA.  I especially liked watching the kids play trios!  They had to skate hooked up and then turn around whenever the announcer said skate in the opposite direction! 


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


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Skating Break    Original  Oil  Painting   

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


This skating painting is more about the glossy floor and decorative atmosphere then skaters.  It was all great fun!

 

 

 

 Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Friday at 5:00pm.  Swirling Color is on special all October!

 

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Riverview at Dusk   Original 16" x 20" Oil Painting  $670

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


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Swirling Color   Original 20" x 24" Oil Painting    $670

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

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Lion Explosion  Original 20 x 16"  Oil Painting $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


 


Don't miss the next great Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event!

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Sat, October 18, 12am – Sun, October 19, 12am
 
 
Where
Appalachian Trail, Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
On October 18th join BRDC on Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland. All hikes are on the famed Appalachian Trail, a 2,200 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, completed in



 

I hope you enjoyed my skater paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Monday, October 13, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway, Skater Paintings, and Take a Number...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please click on my latest Youtube and send it to Stumbleupon!

Here are two more paintings from my skating days in Christiansburg, VA.  I am so sorry the Dominion rink closed and a few months ago Adventureworld Skating Rink also closed!  If I want to skate now I have to travel to Roanoke.  I wish there were more skaters in this area.


trios.bigjpg (1)Trios   Original   40" x 30" Oil Painting     $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART


wrongwaydominion2 (1)Wrong Way  Original   20" x 30" Oil Painting     $1225

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART



 Life with The Word and Bird Man

Yesterday I was talking to my husband about shingles as we were reminded by the TV for the umpteenth time to get the vaccine.  I was surprised that he hadn't gotten one yet.  I got mine a year ago and now I have to remember to get one every seven years.  I have heard how awful shingles are so I do want to prevent an outbreak.

My husband wasn't concerned.  He has a lot of pain in various parts of his body due to two different falls.  His response was why should he get a shingles shot.  The shingles would be just one more pain to deal with.  Take a number!

I'm not much for nagging but I think I will try to get him to get the shot.


Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Saturday at 5:00pm.  Swirling Color is on special all October!

 

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Riverview at Dusk   Original 16" x 20" Oil Painting  $670

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


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Swirling Color   Original 20" x 24" Oil Painting    $670

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

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Lion Explosion  Original 20 x 16"  Oil Painting $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


 


Don't miss the next great Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event!



Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Sat, October 18, 12am – Sun, October 19, 12am
 
 
Where
Appalachian Trail, Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
On October 18th join BRDC on Brushy Mountain between Bastian and Bland. All hikes are on the famed Appalachian Trail, a 2,200 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, completed in


I hope you enjoyed my Skating paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Friday, October 10, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Skater paintings, Hokie Bug Fest!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

Please click on my latest Youtube and send it to Stumbleupon!  My husband and I had a lot of fun making this art critic video.  I hope you like it!

 

I wanted to be sure to let my followers here know that I don't unfollow blogs.  I have noticed in my stats that a number of blogs I follow keep showing a + eventhough I have not un-followed them.  Support suggested that I follow too many too fast and that is why this is happening. 

That does not address the problem of having to re-check certain blogs over and over again.  There are too many of them to re-check so I hope I can get this issue resolved soon.   Thank you for your patience!


People Paintings

 

When my son was two I ruptured a disc.  When I could walk again without agonizing pain down my legs I started exercising to build myself up so the swelling in the spine wouldn't happen anymore.  I spent a lot of time walking but the pain would come back once in a while.  When my son was ten I went back to skating and that cured my back problem.

 

I taught my son how to skate and I took him and his friends to the rink at least once a week!  I'll never forget the great time we had there and, sadly, it closed a number of years ago.  I did a number of paintings of the rink and people I met there.


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Dominion Skating Rink   Original   30" x 40" Oil Paintings      $2425

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


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Look at Me  Original   25" x 40" Oil Paintings      $2025

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


Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Saturday at 5:00pm.  Swirling Color is on special all October!

 

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Burning Shore   Original Oil Painting  has been sold

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


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Swirling Color   Original 20" x 24" Oil Painting    $670

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

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Wildflower Current   Original 30" x 40"  Oil Painting $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler

My husband will be at the Hokie Bugfest  tomorrow!  It promises to be a great event!  Come on out!

Hokie Bugfest!

Sat, October 11, 10am – 5pm

 

 
Where
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
Join BRDC at the Hokie BugFest, a festival to promote the fun and excitement of the science of entomology and to celebrate the legacy of William Bradford Alwood - Virginia Tech's first entomologist. For more information visit: http://hokiebugfest.ext.vt.edu/

 

I hope you enjoyed my people paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Pawleys Island Paintings, and The Hokie Bugfest!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am going to take a one day break from my People Art Blogs to present two recent Pawleys Island paintings. 


I have already posted His Spot but I thought it would good with my latest painting, Silver Lining at Pawleys Island.


IMG_1664Silver Lining at Pawleys Island   Original  30" x 22"  Acrylic Painting     $1350

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is an intense shore painting at this beautiful South Carolina beach.

The light streaming down from behind the clouds created a startling effect and the birds are great visual accents to the scene.



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His Spot  Original  30" x 40"  Oil Painting     $2430

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


His Spot is a beautiful Pawleys Island evening painting. My husband is not much for swimming in the ocean. He is a self-taught naturalist and concentrates on bird populations. He spent many hours at this spot on the marsh side around the corner from the house we stayed at. He saw over 100 different species on our five day vacation.

 

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler


Don't miss this great Blue Ridge Discovery Center event this Saturday!  This will be great fun and a wonderful celebration of the life of William Bradford Alwood!  He was Virginia Tech's first entomologist!


Hokie Bugfest!

Sat, October 11, 10am – 5pm

 

 
Where
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
Join BRDC at the Hokie BugFest, a festival to promote the fun and excitement of the science of entomology and to celebrate the legacy of William Bradford Alwood - Virginia Tech's first entomologist. For more information visit: http://hokiebugfest.ext.vt.edu/

I hope you enjoyed my paintings of Pawleys Island by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Children Paintings and Poems, and Stop taking this Medication...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

When my son was young he liked to write poetry about his experiences with his Dad on bird hikes.  One of his teachers asked me to illustrate two for a school fair. 

These illustrations and poems are very special to me.


alexpressivebig (1)Shadows of Things to Come   Original 21" x 18" Pastel Painting     $5000

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Shadow of Things to Come is a portrait of my son, Alan, when he began school. I loosely based this on a photograph. This is my most expressive portrait.

 

The colors and pastel marks were a frenzy of feeling for my child and his first days at school. I am especially pleased with the color contrast and deep shadow effect.


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Owls at Night  Original 24" x 18" Tempera Painting   Not for Sale

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


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Owls in the Trees  Original 24" x 18" Tempera Painting   Not for Sale


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

 

 

 

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

 

Both of us get tired of all the advertisements asking us to ask our doctor about some medication.  The list of side effects is always staggering!

The other day my husband added one more.

 

If you are dead, stop taking this medication.

 

Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Saturday at 5:00pm.  Swirling Color is on special all October!

 

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Burning Shore   Original Oil Painting  has been sold

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


 IMG_1617 (1)

Swirling Color   Original 20" x 24" Oil Painting    $670

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

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Wildflower Current   Original 30" x 40"  Oil Painting $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

I hope you enjoyed my portraits by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!