Blue Ridge Parkway Artist has Decided on Next Floral and Teaching them to Swim…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Well, I finally decided on my next oil painting and started on it yesterday.  I am going to paint a creative interpretation of a flower garden.  I was thinking of another wildflower painting but changed my mind.  I am working from a photograph that I took of part of a flower garden and will greatly change it. 

The photograph will mostly provide some ot the spacing and the types of flowers but I will provide my own expression and may even change the colors of the flowers.  I wish I could explain what I do but I can’t and it really doesn’t matter that much. 

It will be a creation of my own making based on something I saw that will work well with my intentions. It is always a journey from start to end no matter what direction I take. 

Be sure to check out this week’s youtube above! I decided to get back to my Skyline Beauty paintings and this first one is of a San Diego CA skyline.

 

Tiger Lily Spin    Original  14″ x 11″  Oil Painting $313

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/natural-rhythm-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

Flower Backyard Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2430.00

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/flowery-backyard

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

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man- Clyde Kessler

 

I think I have mentioned before that when I was young I decided the best way to avoid having an alcohol problem was to not drink at all.  You can’t miss something you never had. 

I don’t say this to brag at all. I am just really into logic and I saw several of my Dad’s friends with a raging alcohol problem and I didn’t want to make life more difficult than it already is.  My Dad did not drink at all.

There is nothing wrong with it, I would rather just leave it alone and Clyde also has left it alone but his reason was much more personal.

Anyway, we two teetotalers got a big kick out of a funnie we saw on an old movie the other day.  One man was drinking and the other was not.

The one that was not drinking said, “I don’t think drinking drowns problems.  It just teaches them to swim.”

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 wildflower painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/688597353/winding-magenta-original-24-x-18?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

 

 

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 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 Planning Next Floral


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am having a hard time deciding which direction to go with my next painting. I was thinking of a cultivated flower garden but now I still have some ideas for a creative wildflower painting.  Flower gardens are beautiful but I prefer the interaction of wildflowers and I am not surprised that Natural Rhythm is my most popular floral.

I am always amazed at the beautiful designs found in creeks.  It is like an artist that has studied design for decades placed everything in a perfect composition.  Sometimes I arrange things differently from what I see for a strong effect which is what artistic license is all about.  It is always an arrangement regardless of the initial inspiration.

My last floral was mostly made up based on systems of wildflowers I have seen. I place the flowers in patterns that I have found in many natural arrangements. Anyway,  I hope to get past my hesitations soon and get started.

I was out of gesso but it arrived a few days ago so I have primed the board.  I can’t believe how different the gesso is.  It looks like whipped cream. I guess there is a change in how it is made these days.

Time to step away from the disheartening news regarding the pandemic.  I am discouraged by all the hype that it is a hoax to interfere with the upcoming presidential election.  I hope people do not fall for that.  This virus is nothing like the flu.  Don’t fall for the line that it is not a devastating illness. It is. Stay safe!

 

Natural Rhythm    Original  40″ x 30″  Oil Painting $2430

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/natural-rhythm-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

Kraft Avenue Original 8″ x 6″ Oil painting $670.00

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

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

https://www.etsy.com/listing/688597353/winding-magenta-original-24-x-18?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

 

 

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 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 Got out The Pen and Ink and Where is that Snickers?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Has a Suggestion…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Wow, I am sitting on my hands when I come across certain posts on Facebook. As I said I am no longer posting rebuttal comments because I don’t think they help and I just get called offensive names by people that disagree.

Still, I would like to say here where I think most, if not all of my followers are like-minded people, that we need to fact check some of the outrageous claims by some people on Facebook.  If you think that the Swine Flu was worse than Covid-19 so we shouldn’t have to wear masks or close schools since that didn’t happen with the Swine Flu, please look up the rebuttal articles. 

Covid-19 is much worse and it is not on the way out any time soon.  On a good note, I am having a great time going back to older work that I wanted to change in some ways.  Still getting some clean up work done and hiding out with my family. 

I feel like we are in a prison but it really is a nice prison!  Hope we will be sprung in 2021. Cheers and stay safe!

 

 

Sugarload Mountain   Original   Painting  SOLD

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

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

 

Ranges by Arnold Valley 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2430.00

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/ranges-by-arnold-valley-40-x-30-oil-painting

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Ranges by Arnold Valley  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 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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Out and A Flaming Torch…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Lot of interesting posts on Facebook that I am not going to comment on.  I don’t want to be called names by people that disagree with my opinions so I will just voice my opinions in like minded groups where I won’t be verbally attacked. 

A friend suggested I do that and I am going to consider his advice to be a “boat” I should take.  I love that joke about someone in imminent danger that wouldn’t take help because he knew God would get him out of the mess. The situation involved possible drowning and one friend came with a boat for him.  When he didn’t survive, he asks God why he didn’t help him. God answers that he sent him all those people  but he wouldn’t take any help. 

So, I am taking this boat and I think it is sad that many of us are verbally attacked on Facebook by people that insist their opinion is the correct one. 

Back to what I love, my artwork.  I am still working on some unfinished pieces from years ago and it is a great experience.  Lots of memories, some good and some bad. 

Cheers!

 

 

Morning Stroll at Isle of Palms   Original 40″ x 30″  Oil  Painting  $2430

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/morning-stroll-at-isle-of-palms-kendall-kessler.html

 

Pawleys Island Atmosphere 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2430.00

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/pawleys-island-atmosphere

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

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man, Clyde Kessler

Here is one I hesitate to put in writing but I think it is right on the money regarding our political climate right now.  Hope no one is offended but this is  just some humor. No one needs to take it seriously.

Clyde believes that all people are jackasses at least once in their lives but there are some that are flaming jackasses and the torch remains lit throughout their lives. 

LOL!

 

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 wildflower oil painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/93693782/radford-high-day-lilies-art-14×11?ref=shop_home_active_7&frs=1

 

Radford High Day Lilies Original 14″ x 11″   oil painting  $338

 

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