Kendall Kessler is Pleased with Progress on Latest Commission


Well, my latest commission is coming along but it has been a little challenging. I sent a first layer file that the patron was very happy with but then I veered off into a slightly different direction. He made it clear that he wanted me to paint a seascape that I would like to have on my wall. He didn’t want me to change the way I paint. That is always great to hear but kind of difficult to follow when painting for someone else. I can’t help but consider the one he purchased and sort of following that one. I am back on path now and pleased with the progress. Check out the first layer below and my latest Youtube.

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell Another Print of Huckleberry Line Trail


I thought the old dog was learning new tricks on WordPress today when I lost the whole post. I decided to use the copy feature so I would already have the blocks up and not have to add each one. Well, when I tried to delete the painting so I could put up a different one, the whole post vanished.

Anyway I am pleased to sell another print of Huckleberry Line Trail Pond to a great Virginia patron! This is such a special painting for me. I don’t know if I have mentioned the story behind this painting but I am going to mention it again.

When my husband and I were first married, every Sunday afternoon we walked down Huckleberry Line Trail which was right near our apartment. The trail went to the VA Tech airport and there was a rain pond that we would sit by and just bird watch and listen to the various insects. It was always such a nice outing and the pond is no longer there so I am glad I painted it.

This time I am going to leave the painting up from the last post and add Huckleberry Line Trail Rain Pond and see if I can finish this without getting kicked off. Check out my latest painting demo video, the one from last Thursday,the painting from the last post and Huckleberry Line Trail Rain Pond. After I hit the publish button I am getting away from the computer. It is in danger of being chucked out the window and I don’t want to have to buy a new one.

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island Original 30″ x 22″ Acrylic painting $1350

Wall Art Prints and Prints on computer, clothe and home Items

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

Huckleberry Line Trail Rain Pond Original Oil Painting SOLD

Wall Art Prints and Prints on computer, clothes, and Home Items

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/huckleberry-line-trail-rain-pond-kendall-kessler.html

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Plugging Along with the new WordPress Format


Well, here I am again and I think I am gaining on this new WordPress stuff. Maybe one of these days I will stop wanting the old format. Hope so. Anyway, I still haven’t started my new shore painting but that will happen soon. Lots of other things in the way right now.

I hope we can get to the shore in the future but I am still too concerned about this pandemic to think about that right now. Anyway, I added a short video yesterday on one of my oil paintings. I am uploaded twice a week now.

The first one on Monday is a painting demo and the second one is my inspiration for a painting.

Check both out the video and a favorite shore painting below and have a great weekend!

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island Original 30″ x 22″ Acrylic painting $1350

Wall Art Prints and Prints on computer, clothe and home Items

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Begin a New Floral


Well, I am glad to begin a new floral and still having a hard time with the new WordPress format. Maybe it is a problem with my computer, but if I try to copy paste a paragraph from my desk top document, it is turned into sentences here, and if I want to modify it, I have to modify each sentence. So I am just going to put up some short blogs right now and hope I can get better at this. I am pleased that I have developed a sense of humor regarding computer changes and glitches. I used to get so frustrated but now I just go with the flow until the changes sink in. It is always some little thing that is holding me up.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde and I have been puzzling over the news on TV regarding Space flights. The cost right now is $250,000.

Space, the final frontier

Space, the final bank account

I think Clyde is right. I would never go into space regardless of the cost. I don’t even like airplanes.

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell Smith Mountain Lake


Well, I am getting better at the WordPress block, but I don’t like it. I have received advice

from a number of people but I really don’t want to take the time to figure that out either.

The advice is different so I think I will just keep plugging along. I am putting this on a

document and then copy paste it on to WordPress. I do want to keep adding Youtubes but

the ones in my last blog were shoved to the right and I don’t think they have to be that way.

Oh well, I am just not that great with computers and I am so busy I don’t want to keep learning

new ways to do things.

Anyway, I am so pleased that my best selling lake painting, Smith

Mountain Lake has a permanent home! This is one of my favorite paintings. It has an inner

glow and a sensuous surface. I love boats and spent a lot of time around and in them when

I was young. Beautiful memories!

Okay. Running into more problems so I think I will quit for today.

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/smith-mountain-lake-kendall-kessler.html

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Learning the new WordPress Format


Not doing very well, but I will figure this out. I want to change the size of the letters. Let’s see if I can do that without pulling my hair out. I did it. Yea! Glad I am starting to figure this out. It certainly is very different from the classic format and I can’t say I like it but maybe I will after a few trys.

I am pleased with my latest painting and am considering a floral next. I think some of my most successful paintings are florals but there is something I am after in them that is just always beyond my reach. As always, there is something to learn and I think I am close. I know I will never get there but that is what keeps me going. Getting closer and closer is great and always yields some fine paintings along the way.

Life of an artist can be crazy but it is the life for me! I am posting twice a week on Youtube and and just a few short of 1k. Such a lot of great comments and I hope people are clicking on links to my work. I have been doing some very unusual paintings there using paper towels and napkins. I think they are great abstracts! On Mondays I am uploading demos and on Thursdays I am uploading one painting and talking about the inspiration for it.Below are the two youtubes and my latest Blue Ridge painting.

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Latest Painting


I am just about done with my latest Blue Ridge painting and it was a struggle but I am happy with it and it is time to move on. I am so pleased with all the attention I am getting on Youtube so I am going to try to post my latest here but I am still quite confused with the WordPress new format. Since I can click on the youtubes in previous posts, I think I can still do that in the free version. Clyde and I came in on the middle of a very old movie last night. A guy bought his girlfriend two bunches of violets for twenty cents. Clyde said you couldn’t buy one wilted petal for that now! That is for sure. Times certainly have changed!

Here is my latest video and have a great day!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell Another Print from Fiddling at Midnights Farmhouse


I have decided after much consideration that I am going to scale back on blogging. I am spending so much time on Social Media that it is hard to have a life and difficult to get to my paintings. I will still blog here but I no longer have the Premium version so I don’t have the same features.

Youtube is where I am gaining a lot of attention so I am going to concentrate on my channel. The channel is easy to remember since I am using my name.

I was putting up twenty minute videos once a week but I am thinking of adding shorter ones, too.

So pleased to sell another print of my husband’s book, Fiddling at Midnights Farmhouse to a great North Carolina patron! I gave up trying to get the painting uploaded. Neither the small or large file would work so I put up another illustration from the book and the link. The one that sold, Willow Eye, is in that collection.

I am having a hard time figuring out the new WordPress so I am not sure what to expect with this blog. I can’t seem to find the page that has the features for a free website so I don’t know if the Youtubes can be played.

I always copy paste the last blog and change the paintings around which I can’t seem to do today in the new version. I will eventually catch on. I don’t have time to look at Youtube tutorials and oftentimes those tutorials tell you to go to a section that doesn’t exist on the site so I have had enough computer aggravation for one day. Cheers on a Tuesday!

 

 

Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse

House by the Tidal Creek at Pawleys Island Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting  $2430

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/house-by-the-tidal-creek-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

Pawleys Island Morning Light  Original 24″ x 18″  Acrylic painting $894

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/pawleys-island-morning-light

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link Pawleys Island Morning Light will take you there!

I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the link.

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to popular Charlotte North Caroline skyline paintings!Be sure to click on the link to see all five of them!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/285995973/north-carolina-skylines-art-12-x-9?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Charlotte Spiral   Original 12″ x 9″ acrylic painting $271

Please check out Clyde’s book.

The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the link.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse

Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards Available at

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/fiddling-at-midnights-farm-house-kendall-kessler.html

If you like my work but don’t have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything on my website or Zazzle! 

Here is my most popular shore painting on a mug!

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=%5Bzazzle_mug_11_front%5D&context=114529070928263395

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay

www.ebay.com/newriverartist

If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell More Pawleys Island Prints


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

I can’t believe it! After many phone calls over a long period of time I finally have my covid vaccine appointments! I was called by three volunteers and ended up with an appointment last Friday but no one was there.  

So when my husband got his second one at CVS they gave me a number to get an appointment.  I had to go through a form on my phone that I slightly messed up and it disappeared. 

I couldn’t  believe it. I made another call and was told to press three when I call CVS and I will get a person rather than a robot.  Wrong! Another robot that just confused me.  I went back to my messages on my phone and the form reappeared!  I carefully filled the form out and now I am all set! Yea!!! 

Anyway, I couldn’t paint today but I will tomorrow. I am anxious to get back to my latest Blue Ridge painting. It is really coming along. 

I am so pleased that my shore paintings are also popular! A great Pennsylvania patron bought three framed prints of my paintings of that beautiful resort.  A follower on Linkedin mentioned that the house in Pink on the Beach has burned down. So sad!  I am glad I  preserved it in a large oil painting. 

Cheers on a Tuesday!

 

Pink on the Beach Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting  $2430

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/pawleys-island-pink-on-the-beach-kendall-kessler.html

Pawleys Island Atmosphere Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting  $2430

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/pawleys-island-atmosphere-kendall-kessler.html

 

House by the Tidal Creek at Pawleys Island Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting  $2430

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/house-by-the-tidal-creek-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

Pawleys Island Morning Light  Original 24″ x 18″  Acrylic painting $894

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/pawleys-island-morning-light

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link Pawleys Island Morning Light will take you there!

 

I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the link.

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to popular Charlotte North Caroline skyline paintings!Be sure to click on the link to see all five of them!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/285995973/north-carolina-skylines-art-12-x-9?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Charlotte Spiral   Original 12″ x 9″ acrylic painting $271

Please check out Clyde’s book.

The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the link.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 

Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards Available at

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/fiddling-at-midnights-farm-house-kendall-kessler.html

If you like my work but don’t have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything on my website or Zazzle! 

Here is my most popular shore painting on a mug!

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=%5Bzazzle_mug_11_front%5D&context=114529070928263395

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

www.ebay.com/newriverartist

If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Arm Wrestling another Painting and Going Where?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Wow!  My current painting took a nose dive off a cliff.  I really think I was going to just live with a large amount of wasted paint and give up. Such a lot of arm wrestling but then I tried something out of frustration and it started to work.

Sometimes that happens and that  is when I say over and over to myself I will not let a painting drive me crazy.  It can drive an artist crazy but I will never let that happen. I love it too much! 

I was only able to work for a little while today because I had an appointment that for some reason was not right. Hope to get that straightened out today. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend and if you haven’t seen my latest youtube, please click on it!

Sinking into Color Original acrylic painting  NFS

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/pineapple-burst-kendall-kessler.html

Richmond Ripples  Original 12″ x 9″  Acrylic painting $246

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/richmond-ripples

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Richmond Ripples will take you there!

 

I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the link.

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I am still griping away about Yoga.  It does such great things for my body but I watch the clock every time in anticipation of the end. 

I complain to Clyde about it all the time. 

Why do you do it? 

To keep this old body going.

Where is it going?

Argh!  Marry a writer and suffer perpetual word abuse.

LOL!  Love him and will practice Yoga until I can’t.

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to popular Charlotte North Caroline skyline paintings!Be sure to click on the link to see all five of them!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/285995973/north-carolina-skylines-art-12-x-9?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Charlotte Spiral   Original 12″ x 9″ acrylic painting $271

Please check out Clyde’s book.

The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the link.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 

Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards Available at

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/fiddling-at-midnights-farm-house-kendall-kessler.html

If you like my work but don’t have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything on my website or Zazzle! 

Here is my most popular shore painting on a mug!

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=%5Bzazzle_mug_11_front%5D&context=114529070928263395

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

www.ebay.com/newriverartist

If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

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