Checking out The Blacksburg Class!


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Been working hard all morning so I can check out the Blacksburg Line Dance class at 1:00!  The class in Pulaski is on break for a while but my feet are not on break so it is off to Blacksburg to boot skoot!  Cheers!

 

poppy2 (1)Poppy View   Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

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There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Radford High Day Lilies  Original  11″ x 14″ Oil Painting    $313

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Burning Shore   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Floral Favorites, and Blast a Hole to China…


 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Here are two more florals!  Flowers are such great subject matter for artists.  They draw you in with their beautiful shapes and colors!

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Mother’s Day Gift  Original  30″ x 20″   Pastel Painting   $1230    

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Mothers Day Gift is a still life I did a number of years ago. My parents sent me flowers on Mothers Day which I thought was odd until I read the card. They wrote that since their mothers were both deceased they decided to honor me that year. I turned their beautiful gift into  a striking still life. This is one Mothers Day Gift I will never forget. What a wonderful way to honor a child that has become a mother. I especially like the warm/cool color contrast due to the morning light effect

 

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460  Original  11″ x 14″ Oil  Painting $313  

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460 is a painting of a stretch of route 460 on the way into Christiansburg, VA. I am especially pleased with the complexity of color and textural quality in this piece. The wildflowers in the front frame the scene beautifully. The painting is in a solid wood molded frame. This is a low-level impasto painting and is colorful and peaceful.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde is still ill from a bug that is going around but that doesn’t stop him from cracking me up with his humor.  He certainly married his best audience.  I love his jokes and word play.

Yesterday we were talking about all the super heroes on TV and in movies these days.  They certainly are taking over the media.  He is not happy with how some of them are portrayed.  He says some of their powers have been wimped down. 

For example, the TV Smallville Superboy is actually afraid to fly.  Clyde can’t understand that.  What’s the problem?  If he falls he will just blast a hole through to China, drink some tea, and fly home.

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Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Today at 5:00!

 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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I Hate it When that Happens!


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A while back I was complaining that I could not add music to my Youtubes anymore.  I finally figured out that if I added it before I did any enhancements it would work.

 

Well, yesterday I made a new one and this time when I uploaded it my original track was not there.  I checked my video and my voice is there it just didn’t show up when I uploaded it.

 

Arggh!!   After I post this I will try again and hopefully have a new one. 

 

wildffg (1)Wildflowers at Fancy Gap  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Be Sure to check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

 

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Tomorrow at 5:00!

 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Favorite Florals, and That one doesn’t make Sense…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I still have some florals from my portfolio I haven’t shown yet.  Here are two popular ones!

 

poppy2 (1)Poppy View   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Shore Flowers   Original 16″ x 40″ Oil Painting $1310

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I also have a great selections of originals on Etsy!  Here is the link!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I really do like to add something funny here since Clyde cracks me up most of the time but this time I don’t have anything from him or me.  I have started writing down the crazy things he says to me because sometimes I don’t remember the quip. 

Lot of times he groans right after making me laugh and says, “Don’t put that on the internet”.  I do resist putting up some of them.

The other night he came up with a good one and I wrote it down.  I was surprised when I looked at it today that I didn’t get the humor.  I must have left something out so I called him up and he couldn’t remember what it was either.

Oh well, Facebook is always around for back up.  Yesterday there was a picture of a beautiful horse with a mane blowing in the wind.  The caption read, “Was she barn with it or is it Neighbelline!

Love it!

 

 

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Wednesday at 5:00!

 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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I am better today so I will get out of this chair soon!


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Yesterday I restricted my time in this chair and am doing better, so as soon as I write this I am out of here!

We really are going to look into getting a stand up set up.  I know that would be much better!

 

flowecotone1 (1)Flowers by an Echotone    Original    20″ x 30″ Acrylic Painting  $1230

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Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Wednesday at 5:00!

 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Restricted Sitting Today…


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I just did a lot of tax and regular paperwork standing up.  All this sitting has got to go.  My rear end can’t take it.  We are going to look into a standing computer set up.  I stand for hours when I paint so I need to do that here, too.

 

Cheers!

 

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Evening River Scene   Original  30″ x 40″ Oil Painting   $2425

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Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Wednesday at 5:00!

 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Suggestion Paintings, and Blast it Apart…


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I am still having a great time working on my Suggestions Series.  I think I will probably keep this up so I can stop myself from getting too obsessive about my Blue Ridge Parkway landscapes.  It is so easy to worry a painting to death.  It helps a lot to work on more than one painting at a time.

 

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A Snake in The Color    Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Snake in The color is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series,
Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time a winding form appeared to I made it into a snake. I am very pleased with the blue accents in this one.

 

 

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Whatever    Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Whatever is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series,
Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time it took a long time before I saw any nebulous shapes and then the yellow spiral like shape showed up. I made it stronger and added two more. They could be flowers, spirals, ribbons, etc. I thought Whatever would be the best title. I am very pleased with the warm/cool color contrast in this one.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

Computers, computers, computers!  As usual, I am on a rant which reminded me of a decision I made long ago.  I decided it would not be a good idea to have a gun in the house for protection.  As my grandmother said when she was living by herself in her eighties, if a crook comes into my house he must bring his own gun.  I agree.  I think I would probably shoot myself in the foot if I had one.

Yesterday I became so aggravated with computer problems that I thought it would be nice to have a gun to blast it apart! 

 

I guess Clydes’ advice that I have printed here before is the better way to handle the situation.

 

Open the window and let gravity do the work.

Wow!  I wrote the above a while ago and then went to work on finishing the blog and had a bunch of computer problems which proves my theory that computers have minds of their own and can read yours!

 

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Wednesday at 5:00!

 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

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There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Another Suggestion Painting, and Not for Lunch…


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I am very excited about my Fall Blue Ridge Mountain paintings and will hopefully be starting another one today!  Also, my Suggestion series is great!  I love working on two different styles and two different mediums at the same time!  Keeps me on my toes!

 

intogorgebigInto the Gorge   Original 9″ x 12″ Oil Painting   $236

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Into the Gorge is an autumn look at the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia as seen from The Blue Ridge Parkway. Rock Castle Gorge is a sight I have been to countless times with my husband, Clyde Kessler. This is the main site where he studies bird and butterfly populations. There is an energetic motion in the sky that I am especially proud of. There is nothing like the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!

 

sugdisolvefloral (1)Dissolving Floral    Original Acrylic Painting   NFS

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Dissolving Floral is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series,
Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time I saw curving petal shapes so I emphasized the swirling motion and made the petals into flowers that look like they are falling apart. I am very pleased with the warm/cool color contrast in this one.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

Today both of my guys are home due to the layer of snow outside.   Clyde is still sick but was planning to go to work.  Alan is very happy to have a day off.

 

I love my guys but when they are home all day I am reminded of a saying my mother always repeated when Dad was home.  I married you for better or for worse but not for lunch.

Things are going to be a little messy today and I am not talking about the driveway.  Oh well, another saying my mother often repeated was, it is winter, so dig in.

 

Cheers!

 

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Saturday at 5:00!

Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

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There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″  Oil Painting $670

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Breakers at Pawleys Island  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Autumn  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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Wow! Now that was a Bill I didn’t want…


Please click on my Youtube and send it to Stumbleupon!  I just realized the Youtube I had up does not have my voice anymore – just the music so here is another one while I try to fix the one I had up originally.

 

Last night while my son was doing his laundry we heard very loud gurgling sounds coming from the bathrooms and the laundry room.  The rest of the evening was spent cleaning up the horrible back-up and calling the plumber.

The machine that was used to inspect the line was $200 and the total cost of the repair was $349!  Ouch!  I am still cleaning the floor underneath the washer.

Oh well!  Line Dancing is tonight!  That will put the smile back on my face.  Some more sales of artwork would do as well!  Here is hoping that will happen!

 

Morning StrolismallMorning Stroll at Isle of Palms   Original  30″ x 40″ Oil Painting   $2425

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I Keep Smiling! Painting will never Drive me Nuts or are those Famous Last Words?


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For a painting that started off great, this one is really grinding me down.  I am not giving up, just arm-wrestling away!  I don’t want to claim victory and retreat but it has been rough. 

Like all artists say, they sure were easy when I first started painting.  They get harder and harder as you go but I love to paint so there is no stopping now!  Look out studio.  Here I come!

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Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

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Blue Ridge Jewels  Original  Oil Painting  Has Been Sold

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Natural Rhythm   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset   Original 18″ x 24″  Pastel  Painting $894

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