Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Present New Blue Ridge Sunset and Careful with that Door…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I finished my latest Blue Ridge sunset painting and I like how it turned out.  It is an impasto painting but the surface is not as complicated as many of my paintings are.  I wanted a simpler approach that accented silhouettes of the mountains and not tree details of the range that is up close. 

It is a dark scene and the darkest colors are not black which is what I wanted.  I wanted them to resonant with strong cool and warm colors. 

Check it out below! I am glad to begin 2021 with a Blue Ridge painting!  Happy New Year!

Sunset Glow on The Blue Ridge  Original 12″ x 9″ Oil  painting $271

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/sunset-glow-on-the-blue-ridge-kendall-kessler.html

Misty Morning at Carvins Cove  Original 43″ x 32″ oil  painting $2952

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/misty-morning-at-carvins-cove

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Misty Morning at Carvins Cove 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

Nothing from the Word Man this time but we both got a kick out of another Facebook joke. 

Since 2020 was such a difficult year there is a cartoon with people down a hall using a broom to carefully open the 2021 door. They all look nervous.  I can understand that but

I am hopeful 2021 will be much better! 

The US certainly had a lot of problems and we had some of our own.  Onward to 2021!


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

https://www.etsy.com/listing/25944759/bisset-park-40×30-impressionist?ref=shop_home_active_7&frs=1

Bisset Park  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 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 Please to Sell James River Beauty and Forgot His Mask…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

I am so pleased with my latest painting of a Blue Ridge sunset!  The effect I am trying to get is coming along and it may not be exactly what I want but it is so close.  I hope to finish it in one more session and then I will add it to my portfolio.  Love to paint!  Live to paint! 

I am so pleased that another original Blue Ridge painting has a home in Texas! James River Beauty is from a photograph I took from the bridge over the James River right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It is always great to get my paintings out to as many places as possible.  I hope they will still be around after I am gone.  I work very hard at my artwork and I want others to see it. 

As always, wall art prints, and prints on just about anything of James River Beauty are available.  Click on the link below to see all the possibilities to the right!

James River Beauty  Original 14″ x 11″ Oil  painting SOLD

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

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

Misty Morning at Carvins Cove  Original 43″ x 32″ oil  painting $2952

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/misty-morning-at-carvins-cove

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Misty Morning at Carvins Cove 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

Nothing from the Word Man this time but we both got a kick out of another Santa cartoon on Facebook. 

We wear our masks and shield everywhere  we go.  We would only wear masks if everyone else would but everywhere we go there are always people without them, so we feel more protected with the shields. 

I’m sure there are people that think we are over doing it but that’s okay. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. 

Anyway, Santa was complaining about how long it was taking him to deliver presents.  He had to keep going back to his sled to get his mask. LOL!

 

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

https://www.etsy.com/listing/25944759/bisset-park-40×30-impressionist?ref=shop_home_active_7&frs=1

Bisset Park  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 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!

More on Carvins Cove near The Blue Ridge Parkway and So glad to get this email!


My Artwork

smallcarvinscovecopyrightCarvins Cove   Original oil painting has been sold

Prints on paper or canvas available at        KENDALL KESSLER ART

  • Carvins Cove was a prepatory painting for my larger version, “Misty Morning at Carvins Cove.  Carvins Cove is the water source for Roanoke, VA.  I sold this small version and then started on the larger work.  It is the same locale but the paintings are quite different.

Carvins Cove is such a beautiful jewel in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia!  I have lived in southwest Virginia my adult life and can’t imagine living anywhere else!  I stare at my beautiful surroundings from my house and car and am always amazed by the magical atmosphere!

sugarloafcopyrightSugarloaf Mountain   oil on canvas   14″x11″   $313.0

Prints on paper or canvas available at        KENDALL KESSLER ART

Sugarloaf is another mountain range near Rock Castle on The Blue Ridge Parkway

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

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I like to tease my husband about all that he does for the natural world.  I don’t know anybody else that gets up early to check on wildlife populations in their surrounding area.  On week-ends and when he is off from work, that is what he does.

Sometimes I call him Saint Clyde of Radford since much of what he does is what Saint Francis of Assisi did.  He hates it when I do that and gives me a sour look.  He claims that what he does is what people are supposed to do.  But who else is doing what he does without payment?  He is not perfect but it is great to admire your spouse!

Satisfied Patron

Monday I mailed Beach Houses at Pawleys Island to a great patron in Maryland.  As always, it took quite some time to crate up a 30″x40″ oil painting on masonite.  It has to be bubble wrapped and double boxed.  I am always glad to drop it off at UPS.

I am always uptight when I sell anything on the internet due to the different calibrations of monitors.  I am always worried that the painting does not look like what the patron is seeing on their end.

I have never had an unhappy patron, and, as usual I received a glowing report about my work!  The patron could not be happier and now I can relax!

beachpawlyhcopyrightBeach Houses at Pawleys Island  

Prints on paper or canvas available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Beautiful Carvins Cove near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Walking Behind a Horse…


My Artwork

magiclightcarvinscovecopyrightMagic Light at Carvin’s Cove   Original painting has been sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Carvins Cove

Another great place near  The Blue Ridge Parkway is Carvin’s Cove.  I have done three paintings so far of this beautiful section of The Blue Ridge Mountains and will probably do more in the future.

Magic Light at  Carvin’s Cove is probably my favorite!  I am especially pleased with the light effect and the cool colors in the mountains and water.  I think this is one of my most magical paintings and it was sold to a great Roanoke patron.

Carvins Cover Nature Reserve is the second largest park in the nation.  11,363 acres of Carvins Cove is protected by the largest conservation easement in Virginia’s history and is overflowing with recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, fishing, and boat rentals.  There are more than 40 miles of trails.

I found this information on Carvins Cove in  the online publication Roanoke Outside.com

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Misty Morning at Carvins Cove          original oil painting   32″x42″  professionally framed   $2952.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

When I say I married the Bird Man I don’t mean I married someone that likes to look at birds once in a while.  Clyde is a serious conservationist and has been keeping records on bird populations since 1975.

He is working hard to add his 15,000 data reports to E bird at Cornell University.  For most of our marriage he has worked part-time with the  U.S. Forest Service in The Jefferson National Forest researching bird, butterfly, and dragonfly populations.

The Trojan Horse  

My husband and I didn’t grow up with computers but now they are an essential part of our life and we are thankful for them in many ways but the computer can be a trojan horse.  We all have to be careful of harmful invasions.

I don’t know if anyone else has called the computer a Trojan Horse but lately I think it is a fitting title in another way.  Between my husband’s work and my artwork we spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.

Lately I feel like I walked behind that horse and got kicked hard right in the butt!  I have to remember to get up every so often or maybe we should get a very high table for the computer so we can stand up!

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