Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Favorite Kendall Expression Painting, and Where are Those Pigs?


 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube.  I am trying to make the videos shorter since we are all so busy.  This one is just 57 seconds!

I was able to spend a good bit of time on my latest Kendall Expressions painting!  I hope to have a work in progress video up tomorrow!  I think it is really coming along!

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Side Street  Original Acrylic Painting has been Sold

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Link to this painting   http://fineartamerica.com/featured/side-street-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Longevity runs in my family so I have been trying to get my body in better shape without hurting myself.  My Dad was real big on swimming so I try to swim once a week but it is not a weight bearing exercise so I walk and Line Dance.  It has been my mistake not to stretch before activities and I have discovered some muscle problems due to this mistake.

 

A while back I realized I could not touch my toes so I have worked hard to gradually stretch out those muscles and now I can touch my toes.

 

Now I am trying Yoga with a DVD and it is quite an eye opener!  The teacher can sit with her legs crossed and touching the floor.  I can’t even get near the floor.  She says to sit on a pillow so hips are higher than knees.  Doesn’t help one bit!

 

I am determined to get those knees down but those pigs aren’t  flying by the window!  My right knee is a little sore today so I have to take a break.

 

Maybe one of these days I will get those knees down and a whole slew of pigs will fly right by!

 

Don’t forget about The Blue Ridge Discovery Center that Clyde works closely with to promote this beautiful mountain region!

 

Avian Adventures, Bird Sleuth
Tue, April 21, 10am – 3pm
Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, until Apr 30, 2015
Where
Grayson County High School
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org

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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 Thursday at 5:00!

Radford Flower Garden is on Special all April!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Radford Flower Garden  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Radford Flower Garden  11″x 14″ Oil  Painting    $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

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

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Other Pears  10″ x 14″  Original Oil Pastel Painting $300

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Link to this painting   http://fineartamerica.com/featured/other-pears-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 16″ x 20″  Canvas print size for the special

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Old Fashioned Kitchen Again      Original  8″ x 10″ Color Lithograph  $170

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Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/old-fashioned-kitchen-again-kendall-kessler.html

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

 

 

 

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Line Dance Class will Definitely Meet Tonight!


Please click on my latest Youtube.  It is only 57 seconds.  I hope to upload another one tomorrow or Thursday.

 

I know for a fact that Line Dance Class will meet tonight at 6:00!  It has not been changed to another day, my back is fine, and I will be there!

Come on out to Memorial Baptist Church at 6:00 in Pulaski, VA!  Beginners are always welcome!  Our teacher is as patient as they come!  She is great!

 

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Peggy’s Garden Original 14″ x 11″  Oil Painting  $313

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/peggys-garden-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 Thursday at 5:00!

Radford Flower Garden is on Special all April!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Radford Flower Garden  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Radford Flower Garden  11″x 14″ Oil  Painting    $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

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

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Other Pears  10″ x 14″  Original Oil Pastel Painting $300

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/other-pears-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 16″ x 20″  Canvas print size for the special

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Old Fashioned Kitchen Again      Original  8″ x 10″ Color Lithograph  $170

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/old-fashioned-kitchen-again-kendall-kessler.html

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

 

 

 

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Walking in the Park for the first time in Months!


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Beautiful, warm day so I am not walking around and around in circles at the Rec Center!  I am getting out to the park!  Yea!!!!!!

 

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Radford Flower Garden  Original 11″ x 14″ Oil Painting  $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

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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.

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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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Breakers at Pawleys Island  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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Click  on the 20″ x 16″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Old Fashioned Kitchen Again    Original 10″x8″ Color Lithograph  $170

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/old-fashioned-kitchen-again-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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Floral Favorites and, I am Waiting for the Pizza…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am pleased to present two more favorite florals and then I have a lot of Suggestions paintings to post.  I am really getting into this new series! Keeps me going!

 

secbrook (1)Secluded Brook  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Secluded Brook is a peaceful, colorful look at a small meadow in the  Mountains. I am especially pleased with the gentle brushwork in this painting.

 

tiwrlingt (1)Tulip Twirl   Original  5″ x 7″ Oil Painting   $75

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Tulip Twirl is a gem of color and texture. The beautiful flowers seem to dance on the canvas. The painting is in a solid wood molded frame.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

When computers took over our lives Clyde made the comment that in some ways it is a Trojan Horse.  When you consider the children that have actually committed suicide because of internet bullying, he does have a valid point.

 

They are great in many ways and I doubt I would have artwork in 24 states, Canada, Russia, Germany, Australia, and England if it were not for internet marketing.

Still, Clyde is still not keen on computers, especially since he has to be on one eight hours a day at work.  The other night I remarked how much easier shopping is with a computer and he said he wouldn’t be happy until you can get a pizza shoved at you through the printer.

Now, that would be something!  A little cynical humor to start our days!

 

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Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″  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 Jewels Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Golden Farm Scene Sketch  Original  8″ x 10″ Oil Painting $168

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The Plumber is on the Way


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Well, I got the plumber on the phone and he will be here at 11:00.  Like I said in a previous post, I can’t believe I need him once again!  I guess this is our plumber month!  Hope this is the last time for a long while.

 

flowg (1)Radford Flower Garden   Original  11″ x 14″  Oil Painting  $313

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

 

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

Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16″ x 20″  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 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

 

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Golden Farm Scene Sketch  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

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals, and a Couple of Dinosaurs…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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I am excited about adding my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting to my portfolio!   It has been a lot of work and I will be glad to move on to another Blue Ridge Vista. 

I am also pleased with my new series, Suggestions!  I am really letting the paint tell me what to do and the results have been great!  I am working on a small scale so I can work fast and keep the spontaneity in them.

I still have a lot of florals to present here.  Here are two of my favorites!

 

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Hibiscus Bush  Original  11″ x 14″ Oil Painting     $313

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Hibiscus Bush is a colorful painting of a neighbors hibiscus bush in Radford city, VA. Sometimes one thing will catch my eye and I want to celebrate it with my colors and textures. I love the way the light hits this bush.

 

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Tulip Dance  Original  10″ x 8″ Oil Painting     $168

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Tulip Dance is an exceptionally vibrant floral. I am especially pleased with the energy and bursting flow to this work. I was listening to David Garrett’s crossover version of Vivaldi’s Summer when I painted it. I think I captured the energy in that music and translated into an exciting flower dance.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

My husband and I have been married for more decades than I care to admit to.  Over the years I have seen a lot of couples call it quits which is why I refer to us as dinosaurs.  We go way, way back, just like those huge creatures.  Today it occurred to me which dinosaur we are!  The Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!  Perfect!

 

Cheers!

 

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Great Start on a New Series!


 

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Yesterday I started a new series of paintings that I am going to work on at the same time as my new Blue Ridge paintings.  The series is called Suggestions. These are paintings that are done by letting images appear in an abstract surface.  The first one suggested an eye and cheek bone so I went with a face.  Looking forward to the next one!

 

suggestions1 (2)Looking Out    Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Coming Along!


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I can’t believe that I am not having a lot of problems with my current Blue Ridge Parkway painting.  It has been coming along nicely from the first layer!  I wish they were all like that but I would probably change my mind. 

The battle is just part of the process and I think I would lose interest if they were all  like this one.  Still, it is nice to not be arm wrestling with it.

Not done, so maybe the struggle will be in the last layer.

 

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Floral Favorites, and I Hate that Saying…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I still can’t get the Youtube music on it.  I hope I can find someone to help with this.  I think they are better with background music.

 

Here are two more Favorite Florals

verandaflowers (1)Hanging Beauty  Original      Oil pastel painting

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Hanging Beauty is an intense oil pastel painting of flowers on our veranda. The strong light effect creates a beautiful atmosphere and great warm/cool color contrast. My husband, Clyde Kessler, is a well-known naturalist in the New River Valley and in addition to his bird and butterfly knowledge, he is also very knowledgeable about flowers and good at growing them. He has the green thumb in the family. Mine is usually covered in oil paint.

 

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Hanging Beauty  Original      Oil pastel painting

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Rose Start is a glowing oil pastel of our rose bush when it was first starting out. We have a small white fence around it to protect it. I have always been fascinated with the look of white objects in the evening. They seem to glow from with-in and I captured that look in this work. Carnival Evening by Henri Rousseau is a great example of this effect. I especially enjoy looking at that painting for the use of the white that creates a magical effect.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Like any married couple we have learned a lot about our different backgrounds over the years.  One thing my mother did that Clyde’s mother did not do was repeat helpful sayings.  I heard these so many times that they got to be quite irritating and the most irritating thing was I was too stubborn to apply them to my life.   The one I hate the most to this day is Penny wise and Pound foolish.   I am amazed at the number of times I have chosen the cheap route that ended up costing me more later.  I actually make Clyde come with me to the store to help me buy certain items so I won’t get stuck with the cheap one that caught my eye.  He always gets the better item, usually the medium priced one.

 

Anyway I like to change some of those sayings and the other night when I was fooling with laundry late in the evening I said to Clyde, “Women’s work is never done and it ain’t no fun.”  I think that is an improvement on that one.

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty 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.

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

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Stepping Stones on The New River  Original Oil Painting   has been Sold

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Lion Explosion  Original  20″x16″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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But the House is still Standing…


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I think I have mentioned before that I am some what of a freak of nature, a girl that does not like to shop.  My husband hates to shop and our son isn’t into it either so that is why we are still at home.  It takes a lot more than bargains to get us out of here.  I think if the house burned down we would have to visit some stores.  

Have fun everyone!  I hope you get some great deals!

 

flowg (1)Radford Flower Garden    Original   11″ x 14″ Oil Painting   $313

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

 

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Today 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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A Break in The Clouds  Original   Oil Painting has been Sold

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

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Beauty and Danger   Original  16″x20″ Acrylic Painting  $670

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