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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Back to Oils and Why They Say That...

May 27th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Back to Oils and Why They Say That...

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Glad to back to oils and I am very happy with the first stage of my latest Blue Ridge painting! I love oil paint the best, but I get more uptight when I paint in this medium. A lot of painters consider watercolors to be the most difficult painting medium. I can't agree. I consider oils to be the most difficult, but I love it!


Misty Blue Ridge Autumn Original 14" x 11" Oil painting NFS



Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


When Clyde and I take walks at Wildwood Park the towhees are always yelling "drink your tea" over and over again. It is a pretty bird call but it can get monotonous. The other day I read in a blog that drinking tea actually fights the bacteria in our mouths which, of course, helps with tooth decay.

When I told Clyde that, he had a whacko theory as to why towhees keep on telling us to drink our tea. Maybe they once had teeth and are now telling everybody to drink their tea or else! Now that's a weird one, even for The Bird Man!










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Riverview at Dusk 16" x 20" Oil Painting $670
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Tiger Lean Original Oil Painting SOLD
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Tired of the Rain and Pencil Fun...

May 24th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Tired of the Rain and Pencil Fun...

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Rain, rain go away! We are having a monsoon right now in Radford. My Line Dance troupe had to cancel a performance last night. I was looking forward to that one since it is at the old train station in Pulaski and there are vendors that I usually buy from while we are waiting to perform. Oh well. I think most of the vendors cancelled too. We need the rain but we don't need a weekly deluge. Hope to see the sun soon!


Sailboat Sunrise Original 40" x 30" Oil painting $2430
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Sometimes it really is the little things that are super irritating. I am trying to compose a piano piece just for fun. I have been playing the piano since I was twelve and it never occurred to me to write music but I thought I would give it a try. I can't believe how slow it is going. I have always been good at reading music but now that I am trying to write it I can't remember all the different symbols for the notes in the bass which is crazy, since I read them every day without any problem.

Also, my pencil keeps breaking and our electric sharpener is jammed and the little plastic one just keeps breaking the pencil. One of these days I will finish my amateur attempt at composing and get it copyrighted. I'm sure someone will want to steal it. I would put LOL but Clyde thinks it is a nice piece of music so you never know. He has spent quite a bit of time studying music and has written a few pieces that I like.

I saw a cute pencil joke the other day. Knock knock, Who's there? A pencil. A pencil who? Never mind. It's pointless.














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Natural Rhythm 40" x 30" Oil Painting $2430
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Riverview at Dusk 16" x 20" Oil Painting $670
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Tiger Lean Original Oil Painting SOLD
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is not Wishing for that and Death of That Gadget...

May 22nd, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is not Wishing for that and Death of That Gadget...

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Well, my ipad has bit the dust. The store clerk said you can't replace the battery. Once it is gone, that is the end of the ipad. That is a sorry end for a device I paid a lot of money for and hardly ever used.

I will try getting a different cable and see if that works but I will probably have to get a new ipad which I doubt I will do. I will just use a laptop when I need something in my studio. Time to get in there.

It really is a dreary Monday, so I need to work so I can cheer up.


Side Street Original 16" x 20" Oil painting SOLD
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Well, the cat problem is almost over! Two of our neighbors wanted a kitten and they got them before they went feral. There is one left that they are trying to coax away from the mother. According to Clyde, they are about the age when the mother will push them away so this works out right for the neighbors and the cats.

Not sure what will become of the mother. I called Animal Control but they have not responded yet. Oh well. The kittens are so adorable that I told Clyde I wished we could have a cat and Alan and I wouldn't have allergic reactions and the cat would be no trouble and I wouldn't be the one to take care of it.

I was waiting for the "Careful what you wish for admonition," but I got a weird Clyde response instead. Watch out for what you wish for. You may need a 42 page document that guarantees the wish won't bite you!

That sounds about right. LOL!













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Riverview at Dusk 16" x 20" Oil Painting $670
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Fighting the Phone and Cats....

May 20th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Fighting the Phone and Cats....

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Does the computer baby sitting ever end? I bought a iPad years ago that I hardly ever use and now when I need it, it won't charge. I guess I need to get a new battery. Also, I can't use Chimera on my phone.

The site claims I have too much on my phone but I need all the Apps I have.
I guess I need to eliminate images but does that mean they will disappear from Instagram? I can't have that.

Time to go on Google and ask the almighty computer some questions.


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


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Once again we are having cat problems. Years ago one tried to adopt us by trying to sneak into our house. We don't want a cat. Two of us are allergic to cat and dog hair. This time a mother and three kittens are lounging around in the shade on our carport.

The mother does not have a collar and the neighbors don't know anything about them. This will not work. Clyde said three people that don't want cats with four cats on a carport is a miss-match made in the shade. Time to call Animal Control.

Anybody want a kitten?









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Smith Mountain Lake 16" x 20" Oil Painting $670
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Eagle Fire Original Oil Painting SOLD
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Putting on her Mask and His Clothes are Growing...

May 17th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Putting on her Mask and His Clothes are Growing...

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Lots of work to do on my new pastel portrait of Alan and Sarah! It will take a long time but I have been wanting to do one for a long time and I finally got a good photo of them to work from.

So I will put on my mask and Get to It, like Aunt Bea said to Otis on The Andy Griffith show when she was acting as his warden in their home! Great show!


Mother's Day Gift Original 30" x 20" Soft Pastel painting $1200

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Not sure, but I think I have mentioned before that people have been telling me for decades that I have lost weight. I am the same weight I was when I got married with the same measurements so I have often wondered why people are always saying that to me. I guess I have withered with age.

Just wish they wouldn't say it with such a big smile. That implies I needed to lose weight which I don't think is true. According to the doctor's chart my weight is exactly what it should be. My BMI is on the low end of normal.

Now Clyde is another matter. He is trying to lose some weight to take the pressure off the knee that was injured. He is losing about a pound a week which is fast enough. Anyway, he recently received a comment on his weight loss that I have never heard before.

A friend said his clothes are growing on him.

Love it!











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Smith Mountain Lake 16" x 20" Oil Painting $670
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Eagle Fire Original Oil Painting SOLD
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Back to Pastels and TV Signal Theory...

May 15th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Back to Pastels and TV Signal Theory...

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I am real excited about starting a soft pastel portrait! It has been a long time since I worked in pastels. They are a mess but I don't have to clean brushes or a palette after each session which is great! I started today without a mask but will put one on the next time. That stuff gets in the air and practically asphyxiates me. You have to really love Art to put up with all the problems. I certainly do!


Fall on The New River Original Pastel painting SOLD



Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned a number of times before, we are not at all happy with the digital TV takeover that forced us to get cable or never see PBS again. We are not about to pay for cable for all three sets, so the TV in our bedroom has a mind of its own and sometimes has a signal but oftentimes does not have a signal and no stations come in. We have been told various ridiculous things regarding the lack of signal.

My favorite is the amount of leaves on the trees affects the reception. Lots of leaves right now so nothing comes in most of the time. Clyde has another theory. When a chicken clucks in China, our TV won't come in. Lots of clucking right now.

I contacted a company in China today that keeps on stealing my images and selling prints of them. I had lawyers try to get compensation for me but they were not able to do anything about it in spite of the US office the company has. I didn't mention clucking chickens to them. Just wish they would stop stealing my paintings.














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Blue Ridge Parkway Presents Paris Burst and Something in the Kitchen...

May 13th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Presents Paris Burst and Something in the Kitchen...

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Had a great time watching Time Bandits last night at Christ Lutheran! Time Bandits is a great History and Theology spoof that Clyde and I have seen many times. Everyone loved it! Great comedy!

Paris Burst Original 12" x 9" Acrylic painting $236




Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

So glad Zippy the Wonder Mouse is working again! Clyde said it may just need a new battery. That was it. I guess that is why it was zooming all over the screen in places I was not pointing to. It was looking for something to eat.

I know that is ridiculous, but with all my computer adventures it is hard not to think of it as a living creature determined to irritate me within an inch of my sanity.

Oh well, one computer problem at a time.

I do believe in evil spirits in the kitchen. I now have proof. I placed the one grocery bag with the eggs and light bulbs on the table where there was plenty of room. When I got back with another bag, it was on the floor with a broken bulb.

Now you know that was some sort of Irritation Demon determined to ruin my day. LOL!












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A Memory Original 36" x 26" Oil Painting $1892
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Morning Color Dance 24" x 18" Oil Painting $864
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Glad to be Home and Bacteria Discussion...

May 10th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Glad to be Home and Bacteria Discussion...

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This day got shot out of a rocket! So much to do, so little time. I am glad to get back to this blog. I prefer to publish them in the morning but there was no way that was going to happen. Time to finish this and then get to other stuff, including some relaxing.

Cheers on a busy Wednesday!

Fairlawn Eve Stage Two Original Oil painting NFS
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned before I have switched to organic food for the most part. It won't keep us from dying but I think our chances of getting cancer from pesticides is greatly reduced. Not afraid to die. Terrified of cancer treatment. Anyway, I bought an ice cream and yogurt machine because I can't find organic frozen yogurt in the store.

There are great selections for organic ice cream but none for frozen yogurt. Since I make our bread now, I didn't really want to do this but I thought I would give it a try. These devices are great but there is still a lot of work involved, especially with the yogurt maker.

The yogurt has to soak for 2-4 hours on a cloth and then ingredients have to be cooked on a stove and frozen over night. The machine just kind of shakes it around and then, of course, there is clean up. Anyway, most of the ice cream selections are twice the number of calories of what is in the store.

I tried the lowfat strawberry yogurt and am not happy at all. I guess it has to be eaten right after it is made. I froze it and now it takes a chisel to get it out of the container. Yuck! The fruit is crunchy with ice and I don't like the taste at all. I have to leave it out for a full hour before it is soft enough to get out of the box. Can't heat it up.

Clyde said I should put it on a rack and buy a bunsen burner.

Ha ha. I think I will take my chances with store bought frozen yogurt , smart alec.

There is a great joke on the internet about cultured bacteria. The two bacteria are discussing different operas and which one is the best. Love it!













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A Memory Original 36" x 26" Oil Painting $1892
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Presents New Skyline Painting and What is Wrong with Zippy...

May 8th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Presents New Skyline Painting and What is Wrong with Zippy...

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I didn't get the chance to paint over the busy weekend but I did today! I am real excited over a new Skyline painting of Paris that I am doing in stages! Below is stage one and I finished the second layer today. Not sure if there will be a third. We'll see tomorrow!


Paris Burst Original Acrylic painting NFS





Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I looks like Zippy the Wonder Mouse is starting to have problems. I am beginning to think a computer mouse has a shorter life than a real mouse. I guess we just need to give it a bath. It is wandering across the screen and not landing right without a lot of assistance which may confirm the old age theory.


Must have dementia. I hope we can get it back to the wonder it once was. The new one that came with our new computer is slow and awkward and I don't even like the shape of it. That one is a loser to begin with.


Oh well. At times like these I like to look for jokes. There is a great cartoon with a wife asking her husband who is hunched over a computer to help her open a jar. His response was download and install java.













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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Getting it Done and Bumper Joke...

May 5th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Getting it Done and Bumper Joke...

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Well, I am getting it together today! No appointments, no workers at my house, and no bills to pay. Wait a minute. I haven't paid any of the bills. Oh well, always busy is better than nothing to do. Now to get to everything.


Field of Beauty Original Oil 40" x 30" painting $2430






Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Yes! Our third lawn mowing contact showed up and did a great job! He had to take down part of the fence to get his huge mower into our back yard but he put it right back up. Finally! I am no longer scared that I will be attacked by deer ticks if I walk in my yard and Big Foot is no where in sight! He can't hide behind our grass now.

On to more crazy stuff from the Word Man. Last night we were talking about bumper stickers. Neither one of us uses them. Not sure why. We just don't, but I do like to read funny ones. The word bumper prompted some word play from Clyde. What do you call a lazy, no-good cat? A bumpurr.














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Rehoboth Beach Houses Original Oil Painting SOLD
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Pawleys Island Sunrise Original 40" x 30" Oil Painting $2430
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