Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Still Fighting Ants and Dream on…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Wow!  The ants are marching away in our bathroom. The kitchen still has some but they look like they are just wandering around looking for food or their friends.  I guess toothpaste rules.  Masses and masses in the bathroom.

Anyway, between cleaning up my studio and fighting with ants I managed to finish my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting and uploaded a video on it.  Be sure to check it out below and see the painting on my website! 

Happy Week end!

 

James River Beauty Original 14″ x 11″ Oil Painting  $313

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

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-ridge-mist-kendall-kessler.html

 

New River Trestle  Original 40″ x 30″ Oil Painting $2430

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/new-river-trestle-1

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

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

Soon we will be looking into moving.  We need to work on this house and find one that will suit us. Could be a year or two but we will move.

As I said before, we will not be down sizing as people tend to do when they retire.  We need more room for all of Clyde’s research and I hope I can get a bigger studio. 

Yesterday, I said to Clyde that when we move and have more room we may actually accomplish something we never accomplished with this home.

What’s that? 

Clean it up. 

Fat chance.  Dream on.

 

 

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 but the kitchen sink on

Zazzle!

Here is the link!      http://www.zazzle.com/newriverartist

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

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If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

Special Promotion Ends on Tuesday

 

 

A Break in the Clouds  Original Oil painting   SOLD

 

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

 

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-break-in-the-clouds-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 40″ x 30″ canvas print size for the 40% off regular price!

Thank you for looking at paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Fighting Ants Again…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

I have been battling ants today.  We have a lot of trouble with ants so I went to work scrubbing the table and floor where they have congregated the most. They are also on the counters and having a big party in the bathroom.  I guess toothpaste is where the action is.

Anyway, I did a lot of the Yoga table top pose today and thought I had done some good.  An hour later they were covering up the table again.  That is when I shrewdly noticed I had not moved the plastic jar of honey.  The trail was leading right to it.  So, got rid of the honey and now there are a few stragglers wondering where the Free Food Festival is. 

Hopefully, we can eat on our table without obnoxious visitors this evening.  Fingers crossed! 

Be sure to check out my latest Youtube below.  I am real pleased with my Imaginary Butterfly!  I will have a new one of my regular work up soon  I just completed another Blue Ridge Parkway painting of the James River!

Blue Ridge Mist  Original 16″ x 12″ Oil Painting  $384

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

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-ridge-mist-kendall-kessler.html

 

Sunset on the New River Original 9″ x 7″ Oil painting $250

 

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/sunset-on-the-new-river

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Sunset on the New River will take you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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 but the kitchen sink on

Zazzle!

Here is the link!      http://www.zazzle.com/newriverartist

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

www.ebay.com/newriverartist

If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

Special Promotion Ends on Tuesday

 

 

A Break in the Clouds  Original Oil painting   SOLD

 

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

 

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-break-in-the-clouds-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 40″ x 30″ canvas print size for the 40% off regular price!

Thank you for looking at paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Nude Girl Drawing by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and I can’t Believe it!


Nude Girl Drawing by Kendall Kessler

 

This will be the last of my black and white nude drawings that I will post.  At least, I think this is the last one in my Beautiful Nudes Folder.

This one reminds me of The Thinker by August Rodin but it wasn’t what I was thinking when I drew the model.  I love the wonderful, expressive lines in ink drawings and am very proud of the intricate passages in this etching!

Next, I am going to post some color nude drawings I did from some of my favorite black and white drawings!

thinkingnude (1)Leaning into The Day    Original Black and White Etching     $180

Prints on Paper or Canvas and Greeting Cards Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

You Tube Videos

Here is another one of my You Tube Videos!  I hope you like it!

 

Okay, I followed exactly the same procedure when I put up the last videos and they showed up so you could see them without clicking the code.  Go figure!

The painting, Lion Explosion is on Special Promotion on Fine Art America this month!  40% off of a large canvas print with a 30 day money back guarantee which includes shipping fee!

Just click on the Kendall Kessler Art and then click on the Kendall Expressions folder.  Lion Explosion is in the folder and the 40″x30″ size is 40% off all August!

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

Another Ant Saga.  This is exactly what happened.  I am not making this up or changing the story in any way.

It looked as if we were finally rid of the ants for this season.

When they are here I take foods that they can easily get in or crawl on and put them on the table.  My husband explained to me that ants do not climb up table legs.  They prefer to stay along ledges.  So I had his rice muffins on the table and thought I could finally put them on the counter.

Later that day I saw one ant make a bee line for the muffins!  Just one!  I looked everywhere in the kitchen for more but there weren’t any!  I gave that ant a dirty look and moved the muffins back to the table and it will be a long time before I move things back again!

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed the Nude Girl Drawing!

Nude Girl Drawings, Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, and Do you Mind?


Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

  Here are some more of my Beautiful Nudes.  As I have mentioned before, one of my Beautiful Nudes, “Reaching Out”, was selected out of over 3 million works of art on Fine Art America to be on The Mindy Project.  The show has been renewed for a third season!

 

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 Dreaming   Original Mixed Media 24″x18″ Drawing    $894

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

In this one the languid pose says it all.  I took care to apply the charcoal and conte crayon in a flowing manner that echoes the mood of the model.

I will never forget what my mother said to me when I was a teenager and had just done something stupid.  She yelled that I lived in a dream world.

Until that moment I had never realized that.  She was right and it is a great place to be!

 

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 Dreaming   Original Mixed Media 24″x18″ Drawing    $894

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

In this one the hat on a nude model is fun and whimsical!  The bars of the chair make it appear as if the model is purposely hiding and in her own world.  The energetic shadow has a foreboding quality that makes for a great visual accent.

 Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I hope this will be the last of the ant chronicles for this summer.  The troops have slowed down.  They aren’t marching in formation or sitting around the poison drops in a perfect circle.

Now I mostly see them peeking out from behind objects on the counter.  The other day a bunch of them were criss-crossing on one of the counters.  Since they were moving in a random fashion I decided I could put peanut butter on a cracker with out moving to the other side of the kitchen.

As soon as I got the cracker out one of them made a bee line for it!  I yelled, “Do you mind?”  This is my cracker!  Move on!  It did and I finished making the crackers.  The nerve of these ants!

Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed my Nude Girl Drawings!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Floyd Fest ,and The Camps seem to be Merging…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Men  Original 7″x10″ Hand colored Lithograph $150

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Floyd Fest

 

Floyd Fest is a great celebration of life !

The event began in 2002, and spans four days each year with on-site camping and multiple stages featuring rock, bluegrass, reggae, folk, Yiddish, Cajun, and world music performers!

In addition to music, the festival features local arts and crafts, dance workshops, morning yoga lessons, story telling, poetry readings, and a Children’s Universe tent.

 

Here is a promo for the Floyd Fest website!  Be sure to check it out for more info on the artists that will be performing!        FLOYD FEST

 

At FloydFest, we believe in the WHOLE SUM Festival experience- which is what makes our event more than just a music festival- it’s a total vacation package. Our beautiful Appalachian Mountain venue lends itself to breaking away between sets for a hike, bike ride, even a nearby float trip.cypfloydfest2013-39

Our Children’s Universe features performances, workshops, play equipment, and basically enough FUN STUFF to keep the kids entertained (and educated!) for four entire days.

The Healing Arts area offers ‘hands-on’ healing ranging from traditional massage to the more nuanced alternatives, as well as morning yoga classes and other natural refreshers.

The Teen Scene provides a space and outlet for our ‘rising adults’ to both get space and make healthy connections, and our Workshops and Panels are educational, informative and  engaging platforms for the exchange of information and ideas.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

We are still fighting the ants with little success.  I put out the glucose drops that contains poison and they just seem to party down!  They looked sluggish the other day but now they are back to perfect circles around the stuff. 

Maybe they are playing cards. 

Until today the small species stayed clear of the large ones but I guess they either called a truce or they are good friends now.  Both types are everywhere in the kitchen and bathroom.

I’m sure a manufacturer will come up with another fool proof method for getting rid of them.  We are the fools that prove the pesticide works for a while and then the ants become immune to it!

I hope you enjoyed Artwork by an artist of the  Blue Ridge Parkway