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.



Kitchen  Original 8″ x 6″ lithograph $150.00

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.


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!

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.



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


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.

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