Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Waiting for the Light and Two by Two…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I don’t have a lot to say today.  I couldn’t paint because it is just too dark.  My Daylight Fluorescent lights aren’t good enough when it is very dark. I can’t see the warm colors well enough so they would be too strong if I worked this morning. It is still very dark. I hope I get some light tomorrow.

I want to add my latest floral to my website and include it in my newsletter.  It has been quite an experience.  I am very pleased with how it turned out considering I was quite discouraged in the beginning stages.  I just have a little more to do. 

Be sure to check out this week’s demo youtube above and Safe Grocery shopping if you haven’t seen it yet.  Experts are predicting a second wave of Covid-19.

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/sifting-color-kendall-kessler.html?product=face-mask 

Sifting Color  Original 7″ x 5″  Acrylic Painting  $82

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/sifting-color-kendall-kessler.html

 

Nebulus Pink 10″ x 8″ Oil  painting $168

 

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/nebulous-pink

 

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

 

 

I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the link.

 

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Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Nothing from The Word Man today but I did make him smile with this Bible joke I saw on Facebook today. 

One of the people on Noah’s ark asked him where she should put the bees.  In the Ark Hives, of course. Don’t groan too loud!

I wonder what he would have said about mosquitoes. Go find a arm to bite?  LOL!

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to popular Fairlawn Virginia Painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/240178816/fairlawn-eve-art-12-x-9-original?ref=shop_home_active_5&frs=1

Fairlawn Eve  Original 12″ x 9″ Oil painting $271

 

 

 

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 Marsh View at Pawleys Island on a mug

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Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell Another Pawleys Island Print and Floral almost done…


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Well, the summer is shot.  I hope an effective vaccine is available soon.  I am going to do my research before I get harpooned.  Such an awful virus.  I have a friend that lost fourteen people to this virus.  Fourteen!!!  This is not a hoax as I am seeing some people say on social media. 

Although more seniors succumb than the young, I have seen reports of children dying of Covid.  Hopefully things will get better soon.  On an up note I am just about done with my latest floral and will be pleased to add it to my portfolio.  It truly is a color feast and I hope everyone enjoys it.

I am also pleased to sell another print of my most popular shore painting, Marsh View at Pawleys Island to a great Virginia patron!  As I have said before, I mostly work on paintings of the Blue Ridge and surrounding mountains but the shore is my second favorite place.  It is not my most popular painting.  A Break in the Clouds is the most popular painting.  I may change the heading image here to that painting, at least for a while.  

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/marsh-view-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html?product=face-mask

 

 

Marsh View at Pawleys Island  Original 60″ x 41″  Oil Painting  $4920

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/marsh-view-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

Pawleys Island Pink on the Beach 40″ x 30″ Oil  painting $2430

 

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/pawleys-island-pink-on-the-beach

 

 

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Pawleys Island Pink on the Beach  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 popular Pawleys Island Painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/91657409/pawleys-island-evening-art-40×30?ref=shop_home_active_12&frs=1

Pawleys Island Evening   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  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 Marsh View at Pawleys Island on a mug

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=%5Bzazzle_mug_11_front%5D&context=114529070928263395

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

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If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell Mountain Lake Print and The President of Backyardica…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I have finally got to the finesse stage of my latest floral and am so pleased to be done with most of the work.  I love what I do but it does require a lot of time and discipline.  I am going to work on another Blue Ridge overlook painting that I have a good idea for that resulted from the ones I recently demonstrated on Youtube.  I have a lot of photographs from the Parkway to work from but I think I am going to ad lib a lot on this one.  I may just base it on some ranges and then go from there. 

Anyway, I am so glad we voted yesterday.  I am seeing posts of lines that are a quarter of a mile long in Northern Virginia.  Wow!  We just went in to the registrar’s office and got it done in a few minutes.  I think it is great that people are voting early and making sure their vote counts. 

Also, very pleased to sell another print of one of my most popular paintings, Canoes at Mountain Lake to a great Texas patron.  This is the setting for the hit movie Dirty Dancing and we have vacationed there twice!  The natural lake practically emptied but it seems to be filling up again!  Hope to go there soon!

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/canoes-at-mountain-lake-sketch-kendall-kessler.html?product=face-mask

 

Canoes at Mountain Lake Sketch   Original  Oil Painting  SOLD

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/canoes-at-mountain-lake-sketch-kendall-kessler.html

Mountain Lake Reflections 30″ x 20″ Oil Pastel  painting $1230

 

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/mountain-lake-reflections

 

 

 

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Mountain Lake Reflections  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 popular pond Painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/642782074/autumn-pond-original-40-x-26?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

Autumn Pond   Original 40″ x 26″ Oil painting $2180

 

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

What a strange year for someone that has spent countless hours researching birds and butterflies all over the Blue Ridge and surrounding mountains. 

This time of the year he is usually leading hawk watches up at Rocky Knob.  Now his hawk watching post is Back Yardica. 

He is the president, founder, recording secretary,  and only member of The Backyardica Bird Club. 

He sure has seen a lot of hawks lately!

 

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 Marsh View at Pawleys Island on a mug

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=%5Bzazzle_mug_11_front%5D&context=114529070928263395

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

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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 Should Always stay up Late


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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My husband goes to bed very early due to his work schedule and I stay up late due to the fact that I am not tired at 9:00.  On the week-ends he stays up a little later.  Last night I was so tired I decided to go to bed when he did.  Big mistake.  I kept waking up and finally got up at 6:30.

Sleeping is not one of my strong points.  Too antsy.  Tonight it is back to 11:30 and I will still take about a half an hour to get to sleep.  He falls asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow.  I wish that were me!

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

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Mountain Lake Trail    Original 30″ x 20″ Oil Pastel Painting  $1630

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

Link to this painting http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/mountain-lake-trail-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

 

 

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  40″x 30″ Oil  Painting    $864

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

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Red Mane Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

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

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Burning Shore  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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Going Swimming Today! Yea!


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Got a lot of work done and I am going swimming today no matter how much I get done.  Got to take a break and swim some laps!  Cheers!

 

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Rehoboth Beach Houses  30″x 40″ Oil  Painting    has been Sold

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/rehoboth-beach-houses-kendall-kessler.html

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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

 

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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

 

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 Eagle Fire    Original 16″x20″ 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, Mountain Lake Painting, and What good is it if it isn’t Right?


 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please check out my latest Youtube!  I haven’t gotten the hang of text bubbles so please excuse the mistakes.  Didn’t get to that yesterday.Hope to get back to work on that sometime today.  Where is that Time Fairy?

 I still haven’t gotten outside for a photo shoot so my new Owl painting is available on Etsy but not for prints yet.  Oh well, I will get that done soon!

 

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Mountain Lake Trail  30″x20″ Oil  Pastel Painting   $1630

 

Mountain Lake Trail is one of a number of paintings I did of the beautiful resort in Giles Co.  Mountain Lake was the setting for the popular movie, Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze!

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

 

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I have always wondered why so many people I have come into contact with are inflexible.  From the teen that told me I was not cool because I didn’t smoke to the friend that told me the bead necklace I was wearing was out of style but was on the comeback.

A big HUH? to both of those opinions.  It has been my experience that girls are especially inflexible when it comes to dress, hair styles, jewelry, etc.

I mentioned to Clyde that I couldn’t understand why people were so sure of their opinions.  His response was what is the good of an opinion if it is not right?

Good point!  My opinions are, of course, absolutely right.  But we all know there is not any such thing as an absolute.  There absolutely are no absolutes and that takes us to another HUH?

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

 

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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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

 

Link to this painting   http://fineartamerica.com/featured/golden-farm-scene-sketch-kendall-kessler.html

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 Eagle Fire    Original 16″x20″ 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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Click on the  30″ x 40″ size for the special

 

 

 

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Another Thursday, Another Video!


I am determined to get more of my work out on Youtube so today is the day I designate for that chore.  It is fun, but it is time consuming so I have been scurrying around like a bunny! 

I think I’ll go get a carrot!

 

moutainlakeguestscopyrightMountain Lake Evening     Original 40″x 30″ Oil Painting      $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Biltmore Ghosts and The Word Man gets Published Again!


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mtlakeevecopyrightMountain Lake Shadows   Original 23″x30″ Oil Pastel Painting   $1380

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

This was the setting for the hit movie, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze!

 

housechesterbrookcopyrightHome on Chesterbrook Road   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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

 

Biltmore Ghosts

 

A while back I wrote about some ghostly activity at the Biltmore Estate.  Yesterday I found out that there was a lot more to the story!

Back in 1914, George W. Vanderbilt died from complications from a surgery he had for appendicitis. His wife was extremely upset. So late at night, in the Library, she would sit in front of the large marble fireplace, and talk with George though he was never really there.

Her servants started to think she was losing her mind. To this day, late at night you can still hear her voice talking with George very softly. Also, you can feel George’s presence in the Billiard Room, and the 2nd floor Oak Sitting room, one of his favorite rooms in the mansion.

During rainy late nights, George would sit and read. Workers report feelings of being watched, apparitions, voices, laughing, & screams. A headless orange cat has been seen by numerous visitors roaming the area between the Gardens and the Bass pond. The Pool Room is also a focal point of unexplainable events. The sound of people swimming echoes throughout the entire lower floor in the dead of night.

Insane laughter can be heard coming from the drain at the bottom of the pool. It is said to be haunted by a lady in black. Employees report hearing footsteps on the second floor. It’s $10 for the small tour and $50 for the full tour of the house. But be sure you stay CLOSE to the guide. Odds are, there will only be 3 or 4 people touring with you.

I got this story from The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide online publication

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

The Word Man does it again!  This time He got a poem published in the San Pedro River Review fall issue!  The name of the poem is “Gigging and it will be in print!

 

I hope you enjoyed paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway.

Computer Arm Strikes Again! Time to get Off!!!


I need to let up but there is always so much to do online.  I don’t have carpel  tunnel but I do have one sore arm!   As we all know, swimming is the answer!  I will be there tomorrow!

 

boathousecopyrightBoat House at Mountain Lake    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

Mountain Lake was the setting for the hit movie, Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Scalawag and Maybe it is Renting it…


My Artwork

moutainlakeguestscopyrightMountain Lake Evening   40″x30″  Original Oil Painting     $2425

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

 

canoesmtlakecopyrightCanoes, Mountain Lake     Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

Mountain Lake in Giles County was the setting for the hit movie, Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze!

I found another paranormal tale about a wild man in The Blue Ridge Mountains!

 

The Scalawag from Blue Mountain

Jimmie Lee had heard tales about the legendary Big Foot or Sasquatch but never thought he would come into contact with the beast.  He was twelve years old and staying with his uncle and two cousins for the summer.

One morning his uncle told the boys he saw huge  prints near his apple orchard.     Jimmie and his cousins decided to pitch a tent to see if they could see Scalawag!  They were having fun and when the campfire got low they decided to go to sleep at around 11:00.  About thirty minutes later, the narrator heard a strange hissing sound.  He woke his cousin up and they both heard limbs cracking outside.

They saw with the flashlight a huge mammal like creature with long red fur eating apples in a crouched position. The creature turned and stared at them and they could see a strange human-like face with a pointy head. The face was the only part of the creature that did not have fur and was an orange-brown color. It let out a screeching howl and ran off into the woods.

The next day they saw the huge prints with toes in the ground.  The uncle and aunt have heard the noise of the animal since this event and Jimmie Lee swears he has seen Sasquatch!

I got this story from About.com Paranormal Phenomena online

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I have always been nervous about spiders since one of my childhood friends said she had a black widow spider in her garage.   I stayed out of there!  I am not that scared of them but I don’t know one from the next so I am cautious.

The other day there was a small black spider in the computer room so I asked The Bird Man who is also very knowledgeable about insects to look at it.  I yelled from the room that there was a spider in the room and would he come check it out.

He asked me if it had it’s own web.

I said I didn’t know.  Maybe it is renting it.

The Word Man was not amused.

I hope you enjoy my mountain paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway