Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Sanitizing Over and Over Again and Did you hear that?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Well, I couldn’t miss Line Dance Class today so when I arrived I put sanitizer on my hands.  Then I put gloves on and kept them on during the whole class.  I stood six feet away from each dancer. 

When I got in my car to leave I took the sanitizer out again, took off my gloves and put that stuff on again. 

When I got home I put the gloves in the wash.  I hope that did it.  I don’t want to stop living to keep from dying but the Rec Center where the classes are held may shut down.  I think most everyone else is smarter than me regarding this pandemic. 

On well.  I have the CDS from out performances and it doesn’t take much room to dance away.  Now the question is whether or not I go to Yoga class tomorrow.  Anyway, I finished my latest Blue Ridge painting of a Wintergreen Sunset. Please check it out!  Also be sure to check out my latest Youtube above!

 

Wintergreen Evening   Original  24″ x 18″ Oil painting    $899

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/wintergreen-evening-kendall-kessler.html

Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge   Original 24″ x 18″ Oil painting $899

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/sweet-pea-morning-on-the-blue-ridge

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Sweet Pea Morning on the Blue Ridge will take you there!

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde told me a long time ago that when retired he would get some sophisticated equipment to record bird songs.  Now he says he probably won’t do that. 

Why? 

My hearing is not what it used to be.  A lot of Bird Watchers our age can’t hear certain bird songs. I can’t even hear a Golden Crowned Kinglet. 

Or me asking you to do the dishes.  Just joking. Clyde is great about taking turns washing the dishes and I hope he does get that equipment. 

To quote the very fun movie Galaxy Quest.  Never give up! Never surrender!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Girl paintings!

 

Contemplation     Original  20″x 16″ Oil  Painting $705

https://www.etsy.com/listing/26451810/contemplation-20×16-original-oil?ref=shop_home_active_18&frs=1

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

 

 

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

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  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this Painting   https://fineartamerica.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

Marsh View at Pawleys Island Original   Original 60″ x 42″ Oil painting $4920

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 Getting Some Sleep and You want me to Leave?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

I have been having hard time sleeping lately for many reasons so last night was great! I went to bed at 10:30 and didn’t get up until 8:00!  Always good to get some much needed sleep. 

I have never been one of those people that drop right off like my husband does.  Some of us have a very hard time turning off our minds.  I am not surprised that I remember a lot of whacky dreams since I don’t sleep that well. 

Anyway, I am looking into my next painting idea and I  put up my Monday video on Youtube! Be sure to check it out.  I decided to go back to some Skyline Beauty paintings and the first one is of Dallas Texas. 

I decided to make myself take a simpler approach and I like the way it turned out.  Be sure to click on it.

 

Austin Swirl    Original  12″ x 9″ Acrylic painting    $271

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

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

Memphis Green   Original 12″ x 9″ Oil painting $2430

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

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

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I was feeling a little down the other day so naturally I wanted to get some cheering up from Clyde so I lied down next to him in the bedroom where he was watching T.V.

I want you to do something to cheer me up.

Leave?

No. 

Well, at least I didn’t look in the mirror and complain about how old I look and then asked him to say something nice and his response was, “Well, your eyesight is perfect.” 

Love that joke!  Important to laugh every day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Girl paintings!

 

Contemplation     Original  20″x 16″ Oil  Painting $705

https://www.etsy.com/listing/26451810/contemplation-20×16-original-oil?ref=shop_home_active_18&frs=1

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

 

 

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

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  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this Painting   https://fineartamerica.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

Marsh View at Pawleys Island Original   Original 60″ x 42″ Oil painting $4920

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 Getting Run Over by Technology and New Legal Term…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

 

Argh, argh and argh again!  I am so tired of being run over by technology.  Now my phone is acting up and it is a new one.  I always get help from my husband when I have to contact the provider for help.  If I don’t I may start heaving things around the room in total exasperation. 

What really aggravates me is we spend fifty minutes trying to get help and have to just say bye on the chat.  It always goes this way.  I explain the problem and am given a solution which does not the apply to the problem. Then the agent goes through a bunch of other solutions that don’t work and then just repeats the first solution. 

That is when I want to start chucking things.  Oh well, I figured a way around the problem and will just go with it.  I don’t want another fifty minute useless chat.  We could call but then we can’t understand the representative because of the thick accent. 

 

Radford Flower Garden    Original  14″ x 11″ Oil painting    $338

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

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

Taking a Break   Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2430

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/taking-a-break-1

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Taking a Break will take you there!

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I may have to appear in court for the first time and I have been thinking of all the things that people can’t say on the stand. Hey, I have seen lots and of lots of Judge Judy! 

One word keeps coming to mind that we have all heard.  Hearsay.  I think of all the things I could say which would be labeled hearsay. 

Then I thought of some other things I shouldn’t say and decided I had come up with a new legal word!  I had to tell Clyde.  He hadn’t heard it before. 

There is Hearsay and then there is Stupidsay.  I better avoid both of them if at all possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Girl paintings!

 

Contemplation     Original  20″x 16″ Oil  Painting $705

https://www.etsy.com/listing/26451810/contemplation-20×16-original-oil?ref=shop_home_active_18&frs=1

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

 

 

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

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  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this Painting   https://fineartamerica.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

Marsh View at Pawleys Island Original   Original 60″ x 42″ Oil painting $4920

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 Happy Again and What about the ones in Congress?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Well, once again I decided on a different direction with a painting that was fighting me and then all of a sudden it started talking to me and cried uncle.  I finally resolved the problems I was having with the spacing and atmospheric effect.  As usual, I sort of know how I got to that point but not really. 

Painting is always an adventure unless the painter follows formulaic devices.  I would quit rather than take that approach.  Anyway, there is something different about the surface quality that I am very pleased with and will probably quit soon before I over work it. 

Any of this make sense to you?  It would if you had a paint brush strapped to you like me.  You have to really love art to put up with all the problems but it is so great when they get out into the world.  As I always say,  I can’t take them with me. 

Cheers on a Monday!  Check out my Monday youtube!  I decided to paint one more on a paper towel. Fun experience!

 

Mabry Mill    Original  20″ x 16″ Oil painting    $864

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/mabry-mill-in-fall-kendall-kessler.html

 

Porter Mountain in Fall   Original 14″ x 11″ Oil painting $313

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/porter-mountain-in-fall

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

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Yesterday we were watching a cute little girl on TV holding a skunk.  She claimed she would not be sprayed since she was not a threat to the skunk.  I had a hard time believing that and figured the glands had been removed which I know can be done.  Anyway, she gave the figures for the skunk population in the US and the skunk made me think of Congress. 

I’ll bet those numbers don’t include the skunks in Congress. 

Clyde said some of those skunks would scare a skunk sprayless. 

Right. 

Just kidding. I’m sure there are some hard working members of Congress but I’ll bet it does stink at times in there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Floral paintings!

 

Wildflower Mist     Original  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting $188

https://www.etsy.com/listing/571861329/wildflower-mist-art-original-10-x-8?ref=shop_home_active_20&frs=1

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

 

 

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

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  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this Painting   https://fineartamerica.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

Marsh View at Pawleys Island Original   Original 60″ x 42″ Oil painting $4920

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 Unhappy about Wintergreen painting and Did he Leave a Bill?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Well,  my latest painting took a nose dive off a Blue Ridge cliff.  After all I wrote about how well it was going it decided to turn into an arm wrestling painting.  Oh well.  This happens and when it does I always repeat the following.  

Paintings will drive you crazy if you let them.  Don’t let them drive you crazy.  I never do. At least I think I am sane.

I have been to this point before and scrap the approach I was using, try something else and usually it turns out great and I have no idea how I got to the end. 

I know that sounds strange but it is not strange to another painter.  They know what I am talking about unless they have a formula they follow with every painting which would be so boring to me that I would quit painting.  I have known a few painters that do that, but not many. 

Most painters sort of know what they are doing but not really and every painting is a learning experience. 

I will get in there tomorrow and fight the colorful fight.  Cheers!

 

Morning Color Dance    Original  24″ x 18″ Oil Pastel painting    $864

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

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

 

 

Autumn Beauty from Sharp Top  Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic painting $660

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/autumn-beauty-from-sharp-top

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Autumn Beauty from Sharp Top will take you there!

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Now that Clyde and I share the dishes 50-50 I like to tease him sometimes.  Yesterday the kitchen looked so good after he finished that I asked him if he had help. 

Oh yeah.  Some guy came in here and did them for me.

Did he leave a bill? 

No, he just did the dishes and walked out.

I wish he would do that for me.  I am going to have to include this in my blog. 

Argh!!  I am going to just stop talking. 

Now you know you will never do that.  You told me once the name Clyde means heard from afar and you are right here with all your pearls of wisdom.

And again, arghhhh!!!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Floral paintings!

 

Rose Bouquet    Original  21″x 9″ Oil Pastel Painting $2430

https://www.etsy.com/listing/714225905/rose-bouquet-art-original-21-x-9-floral?ref=shop_home_active_6&frs=1

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

 

 

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

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  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this Painting   https://fineartamerica.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

Marsh View at Pawleys Island Original   Original 60″ x 42″ Oil painting $4920

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 Excited about Wintergreen painting and A Pet Rock is Happier…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

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.

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/paper-mist-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

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

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/eliptical-fall

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

https://www.etsy.com/listing/89912395/ranges-near-arnold-valley-art-original?ref=shop_home_active_30&frs=1

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

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

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  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this Painting   https://fineartamerica.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 another popular Roanoke  painting ! The link is to this item on plates!

https://www.zazzle.com/roanoke_sparkle_dinner_plate-115097038660255088

Roanoke Sparkle  Original Acrylic painting SOLD

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 with Progress on Wintergreen painting and There will be dishes…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

I had a lot of success with my new painting of a Wintergreen sunset yesterday and decided I should put it in my Stages of my Artwork collection.  I am intending to completely cover it with another layer that will look very much like it does now but with even more complicated systems of color and texture. 

I have learned so much about the technique that is the best approach for my expressions but I keep changing with every painting and there is something quite different about the color interaction in the mountains this time.  I have always found that constant flucuation of warm and cool colors in the Blue Ridge ranges to be especially difficult so I am very excited that it is working out better than ever this time and I don’t want to lose what I have right now so the file will be preserved. 

Looking forward to the next session!

Check it out below!

Wintergreen Stage Two    Original  24″ x 18″  Oil Painting    NFS

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/wintergreen-sunset-stage-two-kendall-kessler.html

Evening Glow   Original 40″ x 30″  Oil painting $2430

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/evening-glow-at-rock-castle-gorge

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

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Now that Clyde has retired from Tech he is great about helping me with the housework.  He is also trying to straighten up his mountains of research in our computer room that actually has a bed for a guest but can’t be used without an overhaul of all the stuff that is on it and under it.  Oh well, he keeps at it. 

Anyway, we share the dishes. We take turns doing the lunch and supper detail.  On Sunday we eat out.  Last Sunday I decided to do the lunch dishes which includes dishes from breakfast and snacks.  We are probably the biggest snackers on the planet. 

I told him I would do the lunch dishes and he would do the supper dishes and, as God is my witness, there will be supper dishes.  It doesn’t matter whether or not we cook, they still breed like rabbits.

 

 

 

 

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

https://www.etsy.com/listing/89912395/ranges-near-arnold-valley-art-original?ref=shop_home_active_30&frs=1

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

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

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  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this Painting   https://fineartamerica.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 another popular Roanoke  painting ! The link is to this item on plates!

https://www.zazzle.com/roanoke_sparkle_dinner_plate-115097038660255088

Roanoke Sparkle  Original Acrylic painting SOLD

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!