Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Creek Painting, and Crazy Word Man Humor…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I managed to get one done yesterday with the guys in the house!  Yes!

 

Working hard so I can get out of this house!  I haven’t been to the Aquatic Center in weeks due to illness and snow.  I hope I can get there today.  Laundry is almost done! 

Here is another one of my creek scenes.  Creeks mesmerize me!  I love to be around them!

bridgesmall (2)Bridge in Woods, Small    Original Oil Painting has been sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/bridge-in-woods-small-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

More snow was dumped on us yesterday and Clyde and Alan spent a lot of time digging out.  What a winter!

Anyway, as usual, daily life has prompted another crazy remark from Clyde.  I told him how there are people in Florida that wish they could get some of our cool since temperatures in some places are getting so high.

Clyde’s response was a new business promotion.  Everyone that buys a print gets a free bucket of snow mailed to them.  Customer must provide the bucket.

Don’t think I will have any takers on that one!  LOL!

 

Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

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

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is on special all March!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30″x 22″ Acrylic  Painting    $1350

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the 40″ x 30″ canvas print size for the special!

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Blue Ridge Jewels  Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/blue-ridge-jewels-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40″ x 50″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Eagle Fire  Original 16″ x20″ Oil Painting $670

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting     http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

 

 

 

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

Socked in Again!


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We are socked in again due to bad weather and snow is on the way.  Love my guys but it is hard getting things done with all the distractions. 

I have said it before and I will say it again.  I married you for better or worse but not for lunch!  Just kidding around.  Cheers!

 

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Rehoboth Beach Houses  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/rehoboth-beach-houses-kendall-kessler.html

Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

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

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is on special all March!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30″x 22″ Acrylic  Painting    $1350

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the 40″ x 30″ canvas print size for the special!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 24″ x 36″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ Oil Painting $236

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting       http://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Suggestion Paintings, and News from The Blue Ridge Discovery Center!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I hope to have another one up today or tomorrow!

I am so excited about my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting!  It is coming along and , as always, I am learning something in the process.  As I have mentioned before, most artists balance between control and accident.  We know pretty much what we are doing but we are always improving in our technique and working with colors and textures that show up in the process that we weren’t expecting.

 

I don’t know if this is an artist’s quote but I like to think I came up with this one.

If I knew exactly what I was doing, I wouldn’t do it.  It would be boring. 

I live to paint because it is NEVER boring!

 

Here are some new Suggestion paintings

 

sugdragonflycopyrightStrange Dragonfly  Original Acrylic  Painting   NFS

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting            http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/strange-dragonfly-kendall-kessler.html

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Sunflower Burst   Original Acrylic  Painting  NFS

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/sunflower-burst-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Now that Spring is getting closer there are some great Blue Ridge Mountain Discovery Center events coming up!  Clyde works closely with this great group that seeks to get the young and old outdoors to appreciate and better understand this gorgeous mountain region!

The next Avian Adventure is tomorrow!

Avian Adventures, Bird Sleuth

Thu, March 5, 10am – 3pm

Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, until Apr 30, 2015

Grayson County High School

Avian Adventures

Avian Adventures seeks to increase awareness of the rich, diverse fauna of the Blue Ridge region and help people to appreciate when and where they might enjoy these resources. In this program, we meet people where they are and share both creatures and perspectives that were previously unknown. We hope that our introductions to bird life of the Blue Ridge will inspire personal efforts to become more familiar with the creatures in their own backyards and beyond.

Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

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

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is on special all March!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30″x 22″ Acrylic  Painting    $1350

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the 40″ x 30″ canvas print size for the special!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 24″ x 36″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ Oil Painting $236

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting       http://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

Getting the Newsletter Out…


Please click on my Youtube!  Hope to have another one out tomorrow.

 

One thing after the other. Today is newsletter day.  I send one out every two weeks.  If anyone here would like to be added to it, just send me a message on Facebook and I will add you. 

I have a personal page, Kendall Kessler, and then a community page, Kendall Kessler Art, and a Fan page, Towhee Hill Art.  Check them out!

 

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A Pair  Original Oil Painting  has been sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-pair-kendall-kessler.html

Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

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

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is on special all March!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30″x 22″ Acrylic  Painting    $1350

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the 40″ x 30″ canvas print size for the special!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 24″ x 36″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ Oil Painting $236

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting       http://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Christiansburg Painting, and Smoke Signals


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I hope to have another one up soon!

I wanted to get back to my latest large Blue Ridge Parkway Vista but my son is home sick and I have to take him to the doctor during the good light time.  Oh well, I have plenty of other things to do that are not light dependent.  Here is one of my few watermedia works.

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Near Reeds Again 20″x 30″ Acrylic  Painting    $1230

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Near Reeds Again is the companion piece to Near Reeds which was done in oil pastel.  Years ago I did a show called Dual Images.  I did the same subject matter twice but in a different medium. 

 

Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/near-reeds-again-kendall-kessler.html

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Yesterday we had a young friend help us out with our new TV problem.  Our provider sent us a letter stating that we had to add some sort of transformer box to all our sets or lose channels.  As usual, the instructions didn’t make any sense to us so we needed to call in the reserves.

 

It turns out that after the box installation we need to use two remotes to turn on the sets!  The old one is used to turn it on and off and the new remote is used to change channels.  If that order is not used the set is scramble and does not work.

 

We put labels on the remotes and guess what?  I picked up the wrong one, the one that we used to use to change channels and the TV died right before my eyes.  Clyde does not remember what our friend said to do to restore the set so we will have to call him.

 

I also had him help me with my software that is supposed to help me with Twitter retweets.  I had missed one simple step and was so glad that was fixed.  Well, it still isn’t working.  I hate being so technologically challenged. 

Clyde says we are technologically not even there, let alone challenged. He says if TV and phones get anymore complicated we will probably be using smoke signals and throwing rocks.  If the smoke signals don’t work we can throw rocks to get attention.  LOL!

There was a day when a set was turned on and the dial changed the channels.  What was wrong with that? I only want a few channels.  The digital takeover forced us to get cable because we lost PBS.

 

 

Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

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

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is on special all March!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30″x 22″ Acrylic  Painting    $1350

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the 40″ x 30″ canvas print size for the special!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 24″ x 36″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ Oil Painting $236

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting       http://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

 

 

 

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

One Bug after the Next!


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My husband has been sick since a week before Christmas.  He is not in real bad shape but he will be seeing a specialist on Thursday about the problem with his ears. 

I just got over a three week bug and today our son finally caught something similar.  We thought he had escaped.  I think the only way you can avoid illness this time of the year is to wear a space suit. 

Not going to do that!

 

I have received a lot of favorable attention for this painting on social media sites so I have decided to let it be my month long Special Promotion.  I always put up three canvas print specials at 40% off each week and one is on special all month.

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30″x 22″ Acrylic  Painting    $1350

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.htm

Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

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

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is on special all March!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30″x 22″ Acrylic  Painting    $1350

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the 40″ x 30″ canvas print size for the special!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  Original  Oil Painting  has been sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 24″ x 36″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ Oil Painting $236

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Link to this painting       http://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

 

 

 

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

Too many Gadgets!


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My husband and I are baffled about all the equipment we need to watch a few channels on TV.  We were perfectly happy without cable but with the digital switch we lost Public television so we had to install cable which meant a new box on the floor and wires all over the place.

 

Now we have to add some adapters or we will lost channels.  Since there are so many things attached to the TVs we will have to buy another big electrical outlet to hook these up.

 

Yuck!  I hardly ever watch TV.  I just watch DVDs.  I wish we could just turn the TV on without all this extra stuff.

 

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

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, Pillows, !phone and galaxy phone Cases Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

       

Link to this Painting 

                 http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

         

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Favorite Florals, and What is Heaven to One Person…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I have just completed a new Blue Ridge Parkway painting!  I am very pleased with it.  It is not available on my website for prints yet but tomorrow it will be available for purchase on my Etsy shop!  I have just started another mountainscape.  I am so pleased to be back to my main theme!

 

I also want to present another Favorite Floral from my portfolio!

 

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 Rolling Autumn  Original 9″x12″ Oil painting  $226

 

 

happyg1Roanoke Beauty   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper, Metal, Canvas, Greeting Cards, !phone and galaxy phone cases  Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

 

“Roanoke Beauty” is a small painting of Happy Hollow Ground Park in Roanoke, VA. This painting was sold out of Towhee Hill Studio. It is a colorful, textural view of a beautiful park ground. The boards are viewing platforms for visitors. This is one of many New River sites that have been inspirations for my paintings. I especially like to find sites with flowers so I will have a lot of color interaction.

 

Now that my husband is off until 2015 ,is he sleeping in rather than getting up at 4:30?  No way.  He is still getting up and checking on the various bird and wildlife species in Radford, VA.  No matter what the weather, the Bird Man is always outside doing what he loves.  I went on just part of a Christmas Bird Count many years ago and thought I would freeze to death.  I admire these people, but it is just not for me.

I couldn’t agree more with the old saying that what is heaven to one person is hell to another.  I’m sure there are plenty of people that would like to do anything rather than stand up at an easel for hour after hour.  That is my heaven but it is a job and does take a lot of discipline.  It is just like playing a musical instrument.  You have to put in a lot of time every day to accomplish a work of art.  I love my job but I could find a lot of other things to do.  I truly do live to paint and  I will be in there soon!

 

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

Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all December!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Mountains folder  and click on the 40″x 50″ canvas print of Ridgeland Winter Beauty for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8″ x 10″  Oil Painting $168

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Burning Shore   Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Lion Explosion  20″x16″ Acrylic Painting  $670

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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

Now that was Different!


Please click on my latest Youtube!  I plan to put up a new one today!  I wish I knew why I can’t add Youtube music and have my voice at the same time.  I did that for many Youtubes and now when I add music my voice disappears.

 

Almost every day I have a fried egg with cappuccino for First Breakfast and some weird things have happened when I cooked the egg but today’s incident tops them all!

I like to turn the egg over to make sure it is cooked.  This time the egg slipped halfway out of the pan and part of the egg yolk dripped down the small crack by the side of the stove where I can’t reach.  No problems with Second Breakfast so I guess that was not an indication of how the day will be.   Cheers!

 

brmeadowsunsetcopyrightBlue Ridge Meadow Sunset Original  Pastel Painting has been Sold

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

 

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

Natural Rhythm is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24″x 36″ canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Eagle Fire  Original  20″ x 16″ Oil Painting  $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand   Original   Painting  $2430

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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

It was Country Girls, not Cowgirls!


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Last night was Line Dance Class and, as usual, I was trying to remember a dance we did a while back.  I am miserable at remembering lyrics and titles but after a while I start to remember part of the melody.  I kept saying it had cowgirls in the title so no one could figure out what I was talking about.  It was country girls!  The song is Country Girls Shake it for Me which is a great tune to dance to!

 

I hope we do it next class!

 

dominioncopyrightDominion Skating Rink   Original  30″ x 40″ Oil Painting   $2425

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