Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Excited about Wintergreen painting and A Pet Rock is Happier…

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Sometimes a painting experience is over the top! My latest Blue Ridge painting looked so good in the second stage that I was worried I would lose the strong effect in the next phase.  Was I ever wrong!  I am achieving the most complex painting that I have ever done and I will be shoving any impediment to work to get to it tomorrow.

I don’t think extreme attention to detail necessarily makes for a successful painting.  There will always be so much more to painting than trying to represent what I see that can’t really be represented due to the constant change of light and shade throughout the day. That is why I work from a photograph that I took of a specific moment that I want to embellish.

I put myself into the work with decisions about color and texture that are sometimes in the photograph and sometimes my reaction to the paint as it is applied to the surface. 

Anyway, back to detail.  I do like to get as much detail as possible in these atmospheric landscapes because of the beautiful colors that occur as I work on tricky areas.  It is not really about the detail. It is about the color and I am getting more color than ever before! 

Looking forward to tomorrow’s session.

Be sure to check out my latest Center of my Mind painting on a paper towel that is featured in my latest Youtube!

Paper Mist    Original  Acrylic painting on paper towel   NFS

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



Elyptical Fall  Original 10″ x 8″ Acrylic painting $168

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

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I doubt that everyone remembers the Pet Rock Craze from the seventies.  The guy that came up with this crazy pet idea walked away with 15 million for it.  The rocks came in boxes with air holes.  Anyway, it was quite an amazing marketing trend that didn’t last long.

Well the other day I was going back to work on all my computer chores and Clyde said have fun. 

I jokingly said I have a lot of fun working on the computer but I’m not sure the computer is happy about it. 

I have seen pet rocks have more fun than computers. 

I’m sure if a computer could talk it would agree!






Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a listing of one of my most popular Blue Ridge paintings!


Ranges near Arnold Valley    Original  40″x 30″ Oil Painting $2430

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 Roanoke  painting ! The link is to this item on plates!

Roanoke Sparkle  Original Acrylic painting SOLD

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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!

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