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!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Stepping Away from the Computer…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

I am looking outside my window to a beautiful warm day! The first one in a long time so I am determined to walk away from this computer and get outside!  I had a difficult painting session this morning but the painting is coming along.  Lots of arm wrestling right now.  This part and the final part is the hardest but it is always worth it. 

I am very pleased with my latest Youtube painting!  These fast spontaneous expressions keep me on my toes and it is a lot of fun to demonstrate them and talk at the same time on my youtubes. Reminds me of when I taught at Radford University. I always talked all the way through demos. 

Be sure to click on it!

 

Pineapple Burst  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

Memphis Spin  Original 12″ x 9″  Acrylic painting $246

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/memphis-spin

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Memphis Spin 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 a popular Memphis Tennesse skyline painting!Be sure to click on the link to see all five of them!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/644480934/memphis-tennessee-skyline-beauty?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1

Memphis Green   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 prints…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

I am having a weird time with my latest Blue Ridge painting. After several layers I am approaching it the way I used to approach an oil painting in the more tradition manner. I know from experience I can never go back, only forward so I am looking forward to the next session when the brushwork will be complex and the color vibrant and varied throughout the work.  Right now it is like the lights are off as if it were a shadow of things to come. 

This overlook has such a beautiful cloud pattern and makes for a great composition.  I had overlooked this photograph that I took a while back but am now ready to enlarge on it and turn into an expressive painting with way more contrast and color than it has. As I have said many times before, I do not reproduce photographs but I oftentimes base my work on them.  As always I have high hopes for a strong outcome. They are never exactly what I want, but I do get closer and closer! 

Be sure to check out my latest youtube above. I decided to demonstrate an acrylic painting in a similar manner to my oil paintings.  Lots of work off camera but due to the fast drying time I was able to get it done for Monday’s upload.

So pleased to sell another print of Morning Light to a great Minnesota  patron and my most popular shore photograph to a great Illinois patron.  I live to paint but I do have a small collection of popular photographs and Rosy Evening at Isle of Palms is the most popular one.

Beautiful weather here today! Got to get outside!

Swirling Flight Original 14″ x 11″ Oil Pastel painting $338

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/swirling-flight-kendall-kessler.html

 

Rosy Evening at Isle of Palms Original photograph  NFS

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/rosy-evening-at-isle-of-palms-kendall-kessler.html

Morning Light  Original  Oil painting SOLD

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/morning-light-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

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 a popular Mabry Mill painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/214874264/mabry-mill-art-20×16-original-blue-ridge?ref=shop_home_active_11&frs=1

Mabry Mill  Original 20″ x 16″ oil 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 trying to get it together today…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Having a hard time getting going today but I am looking forward to my next oil painting which will be of a specific site on the Blue Ridge. 

These paintings are my favorites and they are hard. All that atmosphere and dissolution of form in the background is always a challenge but that is what makes it a great pursuit.

Be sure to check out my latest Youtube above. I decided to take a break from the abstracts and paint something in acrylics that is similar to my oil paintings. 

Lots of great comments on it!

Garden Swirl Original 40″ x 30″ Oil Pastel painting $2430

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/garden-swirl-kendall-kessler.html

Cone flowers  Original 30″ x 24″ Oil painting $1470

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/coneflowers

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Coneflowers 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 a popular mountain sunset painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/91586086/jumbled-up-wildflowers-art-9×12?ref=shop_home_active_13&frs=1

Jumbled up Wildflowers  Original 12″ x 9″ oil 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!