Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Starts Another one and Special Promotions End Today!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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

It is a beautiful day!  I can see it through the window while I work!  LOL!  Hope to get out there this afternoon for a walk in Bisset Park.  How great to live so near the New River!  Love it!

 

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riverviewcopyrightRiverview at Dusk  Original  20″ x 16″ Oil Painting  #670

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

Painting Link     http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

 

 

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

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Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50″x 40″ canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

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Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ 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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Eagle Fire   Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting $670

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

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Peaks of Otter  Original 20″ x 16″ Oil   Painting  $670

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

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Starting New Oils, and Texting and Driving…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 Please click on my latest Youtube. 

I have two large canvases ready to go!  Since I have been working in Acrylics I will first paint a small oil so I can get used to the difference in paint.  There is a big difference in how I handle the two and the drying times is completely different. I don’t want to be scraping off expensive oil paint because I am out of practice. 

Art is just like Music and I can say that because I am reasonably proficient on the piano.  I found out that for my Kendall Expressions paintings and my Suggestion paintings I have more success getting what I want with Acrylics but my favorite medium will always be oil paint.  Great stuff!

Here is another painting from my Suggestion Series to end things with Acrylics for a while!

 

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Heart Twirl  Original Acrylic Painting    NFS

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Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/heart-twirl-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

 Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde often complains about other drivers tail gating him and texting and driving.  In South West Virginia deers are an ever present danger so we try to keep the speed down to the speed limit which I think very few people do.  I think most people think the speed limit is really at least ten miles more than what is posted.

 

Anyway I made him laugh the other night when I told him I was almost hit by someone that was texting while driving.  I don’t think I was in any real danger.  I was in the grocery store when some guy almost creamed me with his cart while he was fooling with his phone.  Maybe they should post no texting or driving while shopping!  LOL!

 

 

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

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

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

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50″x 40″ canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50″ x 40″ canvas print size for the special!

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

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

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Peaks of Otter  Original 20″ x 16″ 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Almost There!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I am very anxious to start a new large floral of a field near Childress and another portrait of Clyde.  The portrait will take a lot of time.  I am going to have him sit for it.  All the others have been based on photographs that I took.  I think they turned out great but I want to work from life this time. 

I think it will be much more intense in the set-up and light I am going to use.  I have one of the surfaces ready for gesso and need to get the other one done.  I want to work on both of these plus some Suggestion paintings at the same time! 

Love what I do!

 

Below is one of my favorite florals that was sold to a great North Carolina patron.

 

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flowfieldcopyrightFlower Field Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

Painting Link      http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/flower-field-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50″x 40″ canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50″ x 40″ canvas print size for the special!

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Eagle Fire   Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40″ x30″  Canvas print size for the special

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Peaks of Otter  Original 20″ x 16″ 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

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

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Dragon painting about done, and VSO Foray…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 Please click on my latest Youtube. 

I think I am about done with my latest Kendall Expressions painting. In the fourth layer I decided to play off complicated areas with broad color fields.  I am pretty sure I am not going to make any more changes. 

The final state is below but I don’t have it available on my website yet.  Soon!

Time to get back to a local painting.  Love this gorgeous New River Valley and I have plans for a large floral landscape based on a field near Childress, VA.

Clyde and I had a great meeting  with the president of Ferrum College, Jennifer Braaten. We enjoyed looking at the college’s art collection and talking about Ferrum history.  Such a great school and beautiful campus!

 

 

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IMG_2299Dragon Stage three  18″ x 24″ Acrylic Painting


 

 

 Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

The VSO Breeding Bird Foray is turning out to be a great success.  The Bird Man was worried he wouldn’t have enough help but he has recruited 26 so he is smiling big right now!  The Foray goes through this Sunday and he will be out checking on all of the populations every day.  These surveys are important indicators of environmental health due to the fact that birds are much easier to find and monitor than other wildlife.  Go Bird Man!!!

 

 

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

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

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

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50″x 40″ canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50″ x 40″ canvas print size for the special!

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Eagle Fire   Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40″ x30″  Canvas print size for the special

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Peaks of Otter  Original 20″ x 16″ 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

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

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Ferrum College Visit, and The Round Table…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 Please click on my latest Youtube. 

I am working on the third layer of my latest Kendall Expressions painting.  Now I have hit a bump.  Not sure if I want to continue with the more complicated system of colors that I started today or stay with broad colors and brush strokes.  I won’t be able to get back to it until Wednesday. 

Tomorrow I am meeting with the president of Ferrum College, Jennifer Braaten.  She wants to show me what is happening with art there and is considering buying one of my paintings for the school and one for her home.   

 

 

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  Original 24″ x 18″ 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


 

 

 Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

The ants are back in full force!!!  Yikes!  I have the poison drops out but they are still here.   I refuse to put out dangerous pesticides and have tried all the natural ones.  The drops can’t hurt us in any way but the ants are supposed to take the poison back to the nest and kill the queen. 

Well, yesterday I noticed there were only a few so I put more drops out.  Big mistake!  I could not believe how many ants showed up and sat perfectly round the drop and sipped away.  It made me think of the knights of the Round table but I don’t think they were solving any world problems. 

I mentioned the round table to Clyde and he said they were probably solving more problems than Congress.  Wow!  Big government burn!!!

 

 

 

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

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

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

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50″x 40″ canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50″ x 40″ canvas print size for the special!

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Eagle Fire   Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40″ x30″  Canvas print size for the special

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Peaks of Otter  Original 20″ x 16″ 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

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

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Watch out for Deer Ticks!!!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

Please click on my latest Youtube.

Look out for Deer Ticks!  Yesterday was Day One of the VSO Breeding Bird Survey and I picked off five deer ticks off of Clyde.  I have been getting a few ticks here and there off of him all the time but this is the first time I found a lot of deer ticks.  Since they are dangerous, watch out!  They are so small and dark that they look just like a mole.

 

Here is Stage Two of Dragon!  I am getting into a number of painting decisions at this point.  The value and color patterns in broad areas have been pretty much determined.  Next, I will make the surface much more complicated.

This image, like the first one, is the result of many layers but I am only going to record the last one in the studio day.

 

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Dragon Stage Two  Original 24″ x 18″ 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/dragon-stage-two-kendall-kessler.html

 

 The VSO Foray in Franklin County, Va started yesterday!  Come on out and join this great, important birding effort!

The VSO Foray this year is in Franklin County, Virginia June 6 – 14th.

Information on nesting birds in Franklin County is scant. There has been only one previous foray that covered a small portion of Franklin County in 1976. The only other organized breeding bird study in the county was the Atlas Project, 1984 – 1989. This is a great opportunity for participants to contribute to a better understanding of nesting birds in this part of Virginia.

Evening gatherings will be at Ferrum College. For directions to the College click here. Specifically these will start at 5 pm each evening. We’ll meet at the gazebo beside Adam’s Lake on the Ferrum campus. We’ll wrap up around 6 pm, and make plans for the next day as needed. Todd Fredericksen will have a cook out at his home on the evening of June 9th. I’ll post directions soon for how to get to his home.

Some general reminders:

We won’t call in birds for the foray counts.

Don’t enter private property without permission, and be sure to call ahead when we do have permission.  Thank the owners for letting us on their property.

Don’t skip “boring” areas (towns, farmer’s fields, etc.).

For more information contact Clyde Kessler, the coordinator of the 2015 Foray, at ckessler@vt.edu or call 540-639-5076 (before 9 PM).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50″x 40″ canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50″ x 40″ canvas print size for the special!

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Dream Horse  Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/dream-horse-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40″ x30″  Canvas print size for the special

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset  Original Pastel  Painting  $936

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

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

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Working Away, and Keep on Swimming…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

Please click on my latest Youtube.  I should have a new one today!

I hope to get to the second stage of this painting today but I might have to wait until tomorrow.  I wanted to present the first painting in my new Gallery, Stages of my Artwork one more time!  The internet is certainly great in many ways. 

I am so pleased to be able to offer prints of my work in different layers.  There are so many of them.  It would be crazy to try to upload all of them but I am going to upload the last layer of each day I spend in the studio on each painting.

Check it out!

 

Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work!

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Dragon Stage One Original 24″ x 18″ 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/dragon-stage-one-kendall-kessler.html

 

Also,  the VSO Foray in Franklin County, Va starts tomorrow!  Come on out and join this great, important birding effort!

The VSO Foray this year is in Franklin County, Virginia June 6 – 14th.

Information on nesting birds in Franklin County is scant. There has been only one previous foray that covered a small portion of Franklin County in 1976. The only other organized breeding bird study in the county was the Atlas Project, 1984 – 1989. This is a great opportunity for participants to contribute to a better understanding of nesting birds in this part of Virginia.

Evening gatherings will be at Ferrum College. For directions to the College click here. Specifically these will start at 5 pm each evening. We’ll meet at the gazebo beside Adam’s Lake on the Ferrum campus. We’ll wrap up around 6 pm, and make plans for the next day as needed. Todd Fredericksen will have a cook out at his home on the evening of June 9th. I’ll post directions soon for how to get to his home.

Some general reminders:

We won’t call in birds for the foray counts.

Don’t enter private property without permission, and be sure to call ahead when we do have permission.  Thank the owners for letting us on their property.

Don’t skip “boring” areas (towns, farmer’s fields, etc.).

For more information contact Clyde Kessler, the coordinator of the 2015 Foray, at ckessler@vt.edu or call 540-639-5076 (before 9 PM).

 

 

 Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Once a week we eat fish.  Clyde hates fish.  Alan and I like fish very much.  The other day Alan and I were discussing the fact that I mostly buy salmon. Fresh salmon is great but we also like cat fish.  There are others I like but Clyde can’t stand them.

Alan and I were trying to decide which one we liked the best when Clyde said he thinks they should all just keep on swimming.

 

 

 

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

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

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

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50″x 40″ canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10″x 8″ Oil  Painting    $168

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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50″ x 40″ canvas print size for the special!

 IMG_0873

Dream Horse  Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/dream-horse-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40″ x30″  Canvas print size for the special

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset  Original Pastel  Painting  $936

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/golden-blue-ridge-sunset-kendall-kessler.html

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

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