Beauty is an intense oil pastel painting of flowers on our veranda. The
strong light effect creates a beautiful atmosphere and great warm/cool
color contrast. My husband, Clyde Kessler, is a well-known naturalist in
the New River Valley and in addition to his bird and butterfly
knowledge, he is also very knowledgeable about flowers and good at
growing them. He has the green thumb in the family. Mine is usually
covered in oil paint.
Start is a glowing oil pastel of our rose bush when it was first
starting out. We have a small white fence around it to protect it. I
have always been fascinated with the look of white objects in the
evening. They seem to glow from with-in and I captured that look in this
work. Carnival Evening by Henri Rousseau is a great example of this
effect. I especially enjoy looking at that painting for the use of the
white that creates a magical effect.
Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler
any married couple we have learned a lot about our different
backgrounds over the years. One thing my mother did that Clyde's mother
did not do was repeat helpful sayings. I heard these so many times
that they got to be quite irritating and the most irritating thing was I
was too stubborn to apply them to my life.
The one I hate the most to
this day is Penny wise and Pound foolish. I am amazed at the number
of times I have chosen the cheap route that ended up costing me more
later. I actually make Clyde come with me to the store to help me buy
certain items so I won't get stuck with the cheap one that caught my
eye. He always gets the better item, usually the medium priced one.
I like to change some of those sayings and the other night when I was
fooling with laundry late in the evening I said to Clyde, "Women's work
is never done and it ain't no fun." I think that is an improvement on
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