Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Back to Claytor Lake and Tail Chase…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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So glad to be back to work on an oil painting of one of my favorite places in Southwest Virginia, Claytor lake!  I am looking forward to the warm weather when I can swim there again.  It was hard to stay away this summer but I didn’t want to risk Covid exposure. 

I have lots of fond memories of swimming there with family and friends.  I also want to go to the Peaks of Otter and Wintergreen on The Blue Ridge Parkway.  Lots of great mountain resorts that we like to go to.  We don’t ski so we like to go to Wintergreen for the hiking and swimming and great food! 

After 2020 we need a great break!

Peaks of Otter Lodge Fall reflections Original 40″ x 30″ Oil  painting $2760

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/peaks-of-otter-lodge-fall-reflections-kendall-kessler.html

Stroubles Creek  Original 40″ x 25″ oil  painting $2025

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/stroubles-creek

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Stroubles Creek 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

Clyde and I share the same computer that I practically live on.  When I take breaks, I always let him know it is available.

He hates computers but does use them for various chores. 

Yesterday he was watching some kind of Funny Videos program that had a dog chasing his tail. 

I asked him if he wanted to use the computer. 

No. 

You would rather watch a dog chase his tail then use the computer? 

I would rather watch a dog chase his tail, go to sleep on the program, wake up, and chase his tail again then use the computer.

That’s my guy!

 

 

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular New River painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/89757953/riverview-at-dusk-art-20×16?ref=shop_home_active_12&frs=1

Riverview at Dusk Original 20″ x 16″ oil painting $695

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 the very popular Memphis Lights Puzzle!

https://www.zazzle.com/memphis_lights_jigsaw_puzzle-116088087639595814

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 Back to The Blue Ridge and Where is Impossible?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Well, I had a great session in the studio today as I got closer to the effect I wanted in a sunset.  As I have said before, no one can really paint or photograph the sun. 

Take a look at a photograph of the sun and then check out the sun.  You can’t look at the sun without burning out your eyes. No one can achieve that intensity but it is great to achieve a strong, convincing shadow of it. 

I am leaving up the painting that is closest to the effect I am trying to get.  We will see!

Fairlawn Eve  Original 12″ x 9″ Oil  painting $271

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/fairlawn-eve-kendall-kessler.html

Pink Light  Original 40″ x 30″ oil  painting $2430

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/pink-light

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Pink 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

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Love it!  The Word Man cracks me up again.  It could just be me, but I loved this comment.  I am working on a difficult technique in my current painting.  I am hopeful to get very close which is all I ever do. 

But that is okay. Never boring and they tend to look great after they age a little as I have said many times. 

Anyway, Clyde asked me how my session went today. 

I am working on a technique that is next door to impossible to achieve. 

Where is impossible?  I would like to know. 

Yikes!  That probably makes some, or a lot of people groan, but I laughed big time!

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a  popular Autumn Blue Ridge painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/232940219/blue-ridge-cloud-burst-art-40×30?ref=shop_home_active_11&frs=1

Blue Ridge Cloud Burst  Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2480

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 the very popular Richmond on the James on a heart shaped Christmas ornament!

https://www.zazzle.com/richmond_on_the_james_ceramic_ornament-175404565889681819?context=114714990326056473

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 Singing the Same Old Song and The Bird that will not Quit…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I just don’t understand how this happens every year.  I think I have plenty of time to mail Christmas cards and packages and then, all of a sudden, Christmas is ten days away.  Yikes!

I have had such a busy day that I am just going to leave the same paintings up and add a Life with The Word and Bird Man segment and call it a day. 

I didn’t get to paint today but I have had a lot of nice responses to my latest Demo Youtube which is above. Be sure to check it out! I am very pleased with how this one turned out.

Lot of ideas for new oil paintings but not lots of time. Since it looks like we will be snowed in tomorrow I should be able to get one started.  I can’t believe how many Downward Facing Dogs we did today in Yoga class.  There ought to be a limit in each class.  Oh well.  I am getting stronger so I will keep at it.  Got to keep the old body going. 

I hope everyone has a great Holiday season!

Peaks of Otter in Fall  Original 14″ x 11″ Oil  painting $313

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/peaks-of-otter-in-fall-kendall-kessler.html

Wildflower Magic   Original  oil  painting SOLD

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/wildflower-magic-kendall-kessler.html

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

Kraft Avenue in Blacksburg   Original 20″ x 16″ oil  painting $670

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/kraft-avenue-in-blacksburg

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Kraft Avenue  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 know I have mentioned the cardinal that keeps on clobbering itself on our window right behind the computer. Sometimes I can tune it out but other times it is really hard to take. 

We have tried everything to stop it but nothing has worked. It is trying to scare that awful competitor in the window away. 

Anyway, Clyde said that bird is like the postman. That’s for sure.  No matter what, that bird is pummeling itself.

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a  popular misty wildflower painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/571861329/wildflower-mist-art-original-10-x-8?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1

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

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 the very popular Richmond on the James on a heart shaped Christmas ornament!

https://www.zazzle.com/richmond_on_the_james_ceramic_ornament-175404565889681819?context=114714990326056473

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 Glad she did not throw recent painting away and Pleased to sell more Wall Art Prints…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Still not back to my oil painting but I am just about finished with the acrylic demo one that I thought was a lost cause. So glad I did not throw it away. 

My last oil painting is in that, finished- but -not -quite -what -I wanted, phase.  I will get it online soon.  There isn’t anything wrong with it. Is is very close to what I want but not exactly.  Always the carrot just out of reach.  I just need to move on and it will look much better when I am not so caught up in it.

So pleased to sell more wall art prints to patrons in Texas and Virginia!  Peaks of Otter in Fall is one of my favorite mountain paintings and Wildflower Magic is a vibrant beauty. The original resides in Richmond, Va.  The original Peaks of Otter in Fall oil painting is still available!

Peaks of Otter in Fall  Original 14″ x 11″ Oil  painting $313

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/peaks-of-otter-in-fall-kendall-kessler.html

Wildflower Magic   Original  oil  painting SOLD

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/wildflower-magic-kendall-kessler.html

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

 

Kraft Avenue in Blacksburg   Original 20″ x 16″ oil  painting $670

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/kraft-avenue-in-blacksburg

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Kraft Avenue  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 misty wildflower painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/571861329/wildflower-mist-art-original-10-x-8?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1

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

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 the very popular Richmond on the James on a heart shaped Christmas ornament!

https://www.zazzle.com/richmond_on_the_james_ceramic_ornament-175404565889681819?context=114714990326056473

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 is Running Around in Circles and Widespread Fraud…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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It is a beautiful day but I missed the morning light so I can’t get to the next layer of my current painting.  So much to do all the time and I am trying hard to catch up while the computer fights me. 

This morning it decided to just spin and spin and spin so I had to turn it off.  Can’t click on the restart button if it is spinning.  When I turned it back on that little line partly filled up but I didn’t think it would ever completely finish.  I wish my computer liked me more. 

Maybe computers don’t like artists that work in the old fashioned way of applying paint to a canvas rather than using a computer for paintings on paper.  Computer art is just not for me even though I see some great examples every day.  I much prefer to apply layers and then get to a final layer that has a unique elevated surface. 

Anyway, tomorrow I hope to get to my new lake painting.  It will be another sunset and only 8″ x 10″ so I won’t be intimidated by the cost of paint.  It is hard to believe there was a time when I painted in such thin layers that the cost of the paint was not an issue at all.  Not anymore! 

The virus stats in our area are increasing by quite a bit every day and there are more hospital stays and deaths. 

Please wear a mask.  If you think they are not necessary, just humor the rest of us!  It is the nice thing to do. Be nice!!

The Lodge at The Peaks of Otter  Original 16x 12 Oil painting $384.00

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/the-lodge-at-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

Connellys Run  Top   30″ x 20″ Oil  painting $1320.00

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/connellys-run

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

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Lots of Backyardica these days for Clyde.  I think he has put on a few pounds.  He doesn’t think so but he looks a little bigger around the middle. 

We both saw this fun weight comment on my Twitter feed. 

I tried on a pair of pants that were too tight.  I don’t believe it. I am declaring widespread fraud.  

Love it!

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

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular Peaks of Otter lodge painting on The Blue Ridge Parkway!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/846204713/peaks-of-otter-lodge-fall-reflections?ref=shop_home_active_22&frs=1

Peaks of Otter Lodge Fall Reflections  Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2810

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 the very popular Richmond on the James on a Christmas ornament!

https://www.zazzle.com/richmond_on_the_james_ceramic_ornament-175756124525179395?context=114714990326056473

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 another Print of Most Popular Lake Painting…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Such a beautiful day!  I hope to get my work done and get outside.  I am indoors so much of the time. 

I am preparing for another painting and it will be a small one so I won’t be so intimidated by the cost of the paint.  Sometimes I practically use a whole tube of $22 white oil paint on one large painting.  That is just one of the tubes.  I use a lot of cadmium red light, too.  It costs $60 a tube. 

Of course, all this is taken into account when a price is established. The main cost of one of my paintings is determined by my time and expertise after working and developing my art since I was twelve. Decades of practice and still learning all the time.  Any artists that are reading this know exactly what I am talking about. 

Anyway, I am pleased to sell another print of my best selling lake painting to a great Maryland patron!  Be sure to click on the link under the painting to see all the print possibilities listed on the right.  Time to get some sunshine!

Smith Mountain Lake   Original 14x 11 Oil painting $338.00

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

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

 

 

Wildflower Meadow   24″ x 18″ Oil  painting $864

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/mountain-lake-reflections

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Mountain Lake Reflections  will take you there!

 

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

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular Peaks of Otter Lodge   Painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/846204713/peaks-of-otter-lodge-fall-reflections?ref=shop_home_active_20&frs=1

Peaks of Otter Lodge Fall Reflections  Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2810

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 Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!

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

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 Presents Cleaned up Studio and How to Spell Ornery…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Well, instead of painting today I filmed another youtube for Monday. This time I gave a tour of my studio.  I did that a long time ago when I didn’t have many followers and wasn’t actively interacting on Youtube. 

I didn’t look at it as a social media site.  I thought I could just put up youtubes and get a lot of attention.  Wrong!  Now I interact with all those that follow me and I have over 800 followers. 

I am going to continue to work at growing my channel since Youtube is so popular.  The one I made years ago was meant to be a humorous video about how hard it is to keep a studio clean.  I worked hard on it and would like to get more attention for it.  I am including it here!  Please check it out if you haven’t seen it!

 

Also be sure to check out my latest video demo of a Los Angeles skyline!  This one is getting a lot of attention and don’t forget the Safe Grocery Shopping video if you haven’t seen it. 

Covid cases are rising in our area.  I hope a vaccine is available soon. 

Ridgeland Winter Beauty  Original 10x 8 Oil painting $170

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/ridgeland-winter-beauty-kendall-kessler.html

Porter Mountain in  Fall   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!

 

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

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular Blue Ridge Painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/72166100/sweet-pea-morning-on-the-blue-ridge-art?ref=shop_home_active_24&frs=1

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

 

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

In my last blog I was lamenting the crummy curve the painting I am working on took.  I talked about how paintings can be ornery at times. 

I mentioned to Clyde that I was pleased I knew how to spell ornery! 

C- L- Y- D -E?  

Ha ha.  The computer knew it was right.  No underline this time!

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

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 Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!

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

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 Did not Throw Paint Brushes around the Room…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

 

Yesterday, as I was getting aggravated over my current painting that seemed to be working really well the day before yesterday, I thought about how paintings can be so ornery.  Of course, before throwing brushes around the room I remembered what I always say about how if it were easy, I wouldn’t do it.  It would be boring.

Anyway, the painting must have heard me because  it got right back on track after I was thinking about it.  It was a value problem and now I am confident I will get to the end and be mostly happy about it.  The next one will always be better.  That carrot will always be a little out of reach but most of them age so well.  Just have to leave it alone for a while and start another.

I am pleased to sell prints of  Blue Ridge Meadow  to a great Virginia patron!  This time the prints are on pillows.  It is great to think of my paintings on a sofa for everyone to see. 

 

Be sure to check out my latest video demo of a Los Angeles skyline!  This one is getting a lot of attention and don’t forget the Safe Grocery Shopping video if you haven’t seen it.  Covid cases are rising in our area.  I hope a vaccine is available soon. 

 

Blue Ridge Meadow  Original Oil painting SOLD

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/blue-ridge-meadow-kendall-kessler.html

Magenta Fall   12″ x 9″ Oil  painting $246

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

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

 

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

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular Blue Ridge Painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/526177514/misty-blue-ridge-autumn-art-original-14?ref=shop_home_active_14&frs=1

Misty Blue Ridge Autumn   Original 14″ x 11″ Oil painting $313

 

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

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 Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!

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

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 Mountain Lake Print and The President of Backyardica…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

 

I have finally got to the finesse stage of my latest floral and am so pleased to be done with most of the work.  I love what I do but it does require a lot of time and discipline.  I am going to work on another Blue Ridge overlook painting that I have a good idea for that resulted from the ones I recently demonstrated on Youtube.  I have a lot of photographs from the Parkway to work from but I think I am going to ad lib a lot on this one.  I may just base it on some ranges and then go from there. 

Anyway, I am so glad we voted yesterday.  I am seeing posts of lines that are a quarter of a mile long in Northern Virginia.  Wow!  We just went in to the registrar’s office and got it done in a few minutes.  I think it is great that people are voting early and making sure their vote counts. 

Also, very pleased to sell another print of one of my most popular paintings, Canoes at Mountain Lake to a great Texas patron.  This is the setting for the hit movie Dirty Dancing and we have vacationed there twice!  The natural lake practically emptied but it seems to be filling up again!  Hope to go there soon!

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/canoes-at-mountain-lake-sketch-kendall-kessler.html?product=face-mask

 

Canoes at Mountain Lake Sketch   Original  Oil Painting  SOLD

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/canoes-at-mountain-lake-sketch-kendall-kessler.html

Mountain Lake Reflections 30″ x 20″ Oil Pastel  painting $1230

 

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/mountain-lake-reflections

 

 

 

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Mountain Lake Reflections  will take you there!

 

 

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

 

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to popular pond Painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/642782074/autumn-pond-original-40-x-26?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

Autumn Pond   Original 40″ x 26″ Oil painting $2180

 

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

What a strange year for someone that has spent countless hours researching birds and butterflies all over the Blue Ridge and surrounding mountains. 

This time of the year he is usually leading hawk watches up at Rocky Knob.  Now his hawk watching post is Back Yardica. 

He is the president, founder, recording secretary,  and only member of The Backyardica Bird Club. 

He sure has seen a lot of hawks lately!

 

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 Marsh View at Pawleys Island 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 Got out The Pen and Ink and Where is that Snickers?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Well, I did something today that I have not done in many years.  I got out my pen and ink supplies and finished a pen and ink drawing I started a long time ago.  I am anxious to get back to my oil painting work but I have a number of old pieces that I have been meaning to complete.  That was quite an experience.  I demonstrated part of the work on my latest Youtube and was so surprised the ink didn’t run down my hand. 

Pen and ink drawings are done sitting down but my Youtube set-up is vertical. I decided to give it a try and didn’t have any problems.  I’ll never forget demonstrating pen and ink in my Hands on Art Appreciation class years ago.  I didn’t have the great computer set-up that came later so I taped a piece of paper on the black board and demonstrated that way.  Of course, the ink ran down my arm which is embarrassing in front of fifty people. 

I actually had fifty students at a time try pen and ink with ink wells on their desk.  When someone accidentally dumped the ink well all over the desk and floor I realized I should give them tape to secure the well.  Much to my surprise there would always be at least one student that would knock the well off even though it was taped down.  So I wisely switched to a fine point sharpee and had them buy them, too. 

Teaching can be quite an adventure, especially for people like me that try unusual approaches in a lecture room.  Anyway, I don’t have the finished drawing uploaded to my portfolio yet but I have included another one of my pen and ink drawings below. Check it out!

Also, the pandemic is still a very serious threat to all of us. Please take the doctor video below very seriously!

 

Black Rail    Original  10″ x 8″  Pen and Ink Drawing $180

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/black-rail-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

Kitchen  Original 8″ x 6″ lithograph $150.00

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

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

 

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde and I got a laugh out of the response to a joke I shared on Facebook.  As I have mentioned before I do two things to keep my weight down and I got Clyde to do the same thing. We eat a balanced diet and we count calories.  I saw such a cute joke with Miss Piggy about junk food that I had to share it.

I have an eating disorder. I am about to eat dis order of fries, dis order of wings, and dis order of nuggets.

Here is my friend’s response.

Not you. Junk never passes your lips.

True, but I couldn’t resist sharing this! So cute! Now, where did I put that snickers bar?

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

 

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

 

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular autumn pond oil painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/642782074/autumn-pond-original-40-x-26?ref=shop_home_active_14&frs=1

Autumn Pond Original 40″ x 26″   oil painting  $2180

 

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 Breakers on Pawleys Island on a tote bag.

https://www.zazzle.com/breakers_at_pawleys_island_large_tote_bag-149214376166014658

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

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