Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Staring at the Rain and Where is it?

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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It certainly has been cloudy lately.  I don’t mind overcast weather but I would like to see the sun soon.  It always amazes me that when I have a patron coming over for a studio visit it is almost always cloudy.  We have an active solar house and it is a dark house on one side and bright on the other. 

A lot of my artwork is on display in the dark side of the house, not just the studio.   I turn on a lot of lights but the natural light coming in through the windows looks the best.

Anyway, I have finally started my Wintergreen sunset painting!  It is great to back to oil paint but I think I will be ordering some very expensive colors soon.  It would be great if professional oil paint was the same price as house paint.  I knew an artist that painted very large works and he would use house paint.  I can understand that!  The colors are way too flat for me and I want my work to last forever so I use Gamblin and Utrect. 

I mostly use the more expensive brand which is Gamblin but I don’t like Gamblin Cerulean Blue so I order that color from Utrecht.  I also don’t use earth colors which are less expensive.  I have a colorist palette so I order expensive blues, greens, yellows, reds, and purples.  I can get any kind of earth color from those colors and I think the effect is more vibrant.  Right now, Cadmium Red is $66 for a large tube.  I always buy large tubes. The small ones don’t last long at all. 

Okay. Enough shop talk! Time to paint.  I hope everyone has a great day!



Church Snow Scene  Original  16″ x 12″  Oil Painting     $384

Prints on Wall Art, Household items, and Clothes available by clicking on the link below.



Farm Near Fancy Gap Original 40″ x 30″  Oil painting $2430

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Farm near Fancy Gap will take you there!

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde and I are having more trouble finding things than usual.  I usually get very aggravated and start cussing like a sailor.  Clyde just keeps trying to find whatever it is we can’t locate. 

Anyway I told Clyde the first nine chapters of The Marriage book are “Where is it?” 

Chapter 10 is “I don’t know”.

You got that right Hubby!




Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! Link is below Painting


Wildflower Mist   Original  10″x8″ Oil Painting $168

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


Please check out Clyde’s book!

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



Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

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

Link to this Painting


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 another popular Shore painting ! The link is to this item on a clock!

Beach Beauty Original Acrylic painting NFS

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay

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!

2 thoughts on “Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Staring at the Rain and Where is it?

  1. Good quality paint is expensive…even with watercolors! I just bought 3 15ML tubes of paint two were Cadmiums and one was a Cobalt each was just over $15.00! The bright side is they should last me a long time…well not the Cad Yellow, but the other two should go a long way.

    I like mixing my own colors too, but it took me a long time to get here, and I’m not “there” yet! 😀

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    • Yes, it certainly is! Sounds like you are in for some good times with great paint! Thanks for checking in! I comment all the time on blogs but a lot of the bloggers I comment on never comment on mine. I think this should be a two way street! Have a great evening!

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