Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Figured it Out and New Sale of Reaching Out


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am so pleased to sell yet another print of Reaching Out to a great Georgia patron!  This is my best seller and is still featured on The Mindy Project on HULU!  The show was on FoxTV for three seasons and is now on the internet!

Also, I actually figured out how to copyright my paintings on my Android phone and put them on Instagram!  I didn’t even look at the tutorial!  Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!  I did it!  No one helped me!reachingoutcopyright

Reaching Out    Original 18″ x 24″ Charcoal Drawing   $20,000

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

Link to this painting  http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/reaching-out-kendall-kessler.html

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

KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

 

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

 

One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/newriverartist

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Friday!

Smith Mountain Lake  is on Special all November

 click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Smith Mountain Lake  Original 16″ x 20″ Oil Painting $670

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

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

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

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Lion Explosion  Original 16″ x 20″ Acrylic Painting $670

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

Link to this painting http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/lion-explosion-kendall-kessler.html

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

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Burning Shore   Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 36″ x 24″ size canvas print for the special offer

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

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist has Exciting News!


 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am pleased to announce a great Blue Ridge Discovery opportunity! This a wonderful Rocky Knob Happening and the details are below!  Just click on the link!  The BioBlitz will be September 18th at 2:00 and end 2:00 on Saturday!  Come on out and support this important event!

Rocky Knob BioBlitz Flyer

 

I am also pleased to announce another sale of Reaching Out which was chosen out of over 2 million works of art on Fine Art America to be on the set of The Mindy Project!  The show was on FoxTV for 3 seasons and is now on Hulu!  “Reaching Out” is my best-selling print!

 

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

KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Reaching Out  Original 24″ x 18″ Drawing  $20,000

http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/reaching-out-kendall-kessler.html


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

 

 

 

 

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!

Cone Flowers by a Path  is on Special all  August !

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Lion Explosion  20″x 16″ Oil  Painting    $670

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/lion-explosion-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the   30″ x40″ canvas print size for the special!

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Coneflowers  Original  30″ x 24″ Oil Painting $1470

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

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

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

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Small Flowers  Original  Oil  Painting has been Sold

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

Link to this painting  http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/small-flowers-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

 

Here comes the Snow!!!


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I really didn’t think the snow threat was true.  Lots of times snow is predicted here and we hardly get any.  Not this time!  The inches are piling up and I still have not bought new boots. My old ones cracked apart.  I guess I’ll get the dog sled ready and head to the store.

chrchsnowscenesmall (1)Church Snow Scene  Original 16″ x 12 Oil Painting  $384

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

 

I Saw it for a Little While!


I guess I should stop complaining about the lack of sunshine.  I did see the sun for a little while this afternoon!  Yea!

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flowfieldcopyrightFlower Field  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

Nude Drawings in Charcoal and Ink by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, and It Hurts, too!


Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Artist

I still have a lot of beautiful nude drawings to share here.  When I was in school I loved using different mediums to draw the model.  Each medium has a unique expression and it is always fun to explore all the ways it can be used.  There is no end to the different ways charcoal, ink, conte crayon, etc. can be used to enhance the drawing and make it something to be looked at for it’s own sake.   

Although I like all styles of art, I have never understood the fascination with photo-realism, or, as some artists call it, hyper-realism.  When an aritst seeks to copy what photographs capture I wonder that they don’t just make photography their medium.  I have no problem copying a photograph or painting in a hyper-real style but I only do that if it is a commission.  My work is about my reaction to what I see and how to put myself into it.

 

turning in on onesselfbig (1)Woman Alone with Shadows   24″ x 18″ India Ink Drawing      $894

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

I love the wonderful linear accents of this drawing.

 

nudeslide (1)Repose     Original Drawing Not for Sale

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

This is one of my favorite charcoal drawings.  The rich blacks and soft textures are especially intriguing in this work.

 

 

Limited Time Promotions on Fine Art America

These three are still available at 40% reduced price on  at Fine Art America!  

There is a 30 day money back guarantee that includes the shipping price!

breakcloudscopyrightA Break in The Clouds     Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

Here are the Other two Painting on the Special Promotion section!

 

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Burning Shore    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

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Lion Explosion  Original 20″x16″ Oil Painting $670

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

 

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband and I come from a time period when not many people tattooed their body.  Now it is rare to see people without tattoos.  I love what one person said on Facebook in response to the fact he had no tattoos.  He asked if the person had ever seen bumper stickers on a Ferrari.   Don’t get me wrong.  I am not against them, they just aren’t for me.

We were discussing this on a walk and my husband was a little ahead of me.  I think many people will not like the way the tattoo looks as they age.  He replied that they can be taken off.  I said and it hurts, too!  He laughed because he had just said it was a painful procedure.  I didn’t hear him say that. Well, it does hurt!!!!!

 

Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed my Nude Girl Drawings!

 

Nude Girl Drawings in Charcoal by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, another sale of A Break in the Clouds


Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Artist

My Artwork

I am so pleased to sell another print of A Break in the Clouds to a great Tennessee patron!  This painting sure gets around!  It is my second best-selling print and 24″x 36″ canvas prints of it at 40% reduced price are available for the next few days at Fine Art America!   There is a 30 day money back guarantee that includes the shipping price!

breakcloudscopyrightA Break in The Clouds     Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

Here are the Other two Painting on the Special Promotion section!

 

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Burning Shore    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

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Lion Explosion  Original 20″x16″ Oil Painting $670

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

 

My Beautiful Nudes

As I said yesterday I am going to spend some time blogging about my artwork that is not of the Blue Ridge.  Here are two more nudes that I am proud of.  It is such a fascinating experience to work from a nude model.  The contours on a person constantly change and the volume and life of the figure are obtained when an artist can get a precise contour.

 

draperypullbig (1)Drapery Pull    Original 24″x 18″ Drawing    $894

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

This is my second best-selling nude drawing.  I am especially pleased with the composition and light/dark patterns in this one.  Like “Reaching Out”, the model seems to be straining for something beyond the picture plane.

 

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Changing    Original 24″x 18″ Drawing    $894

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

In this one the simple act of pulling a garment off has given the model a fluid, expressive look.   Artists seek to capture a beautiful moment in time.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Once again, here is the latest news on the group my husband works closely with to promote this gorgeous mountain region!

 

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike on Garden Mountain
Sat, August 23, 12am – Sun, August 24, 12am
 
 
Where
Garden Mountain
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
Join BRDC on August 23rd for a hike on the Appalachian Trail at Garden Mountain. For information about any of these free and fun hiking events, please contact Amy Roberts at 276-688-3793 or aarobert@vt.edu.

Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, and What’s Happening with the Blue Ridge Discovery Center!


Nude Girl Drawings

My Artwork

 

reachingoutcopyrightReaching Out   Original  24″x18″ Charcoal Drawing       $894

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

 

When I was in school I spent many years working from a live model learning anatomy and learning how to draw expressive, artistic, beautiful nudes.  The nude drawing is a very important part of our discipline and, as I have told countless students, anyone can draw the human figure but a true artist gets it right.

Most of these student drawings are thrown out but one of my professors was so impressed with mine that he said I should hang on to them.  I didn’t hang on to the stacks of drawing pads with gestures and contours but I did hang on to a number of the longer poses that I was pleased with.  I am so glad I took his advice since, as I have mentioned before, my best-selling nude, “Reaching Out”, was selected out of over 3 million works of art on Fine Art America to be on the set of The Mindy Project on FoxTV.

The drawing is across from Mindy’s desk and the show has been renewed for a third season.

I have been blogging for some time about the beautiful mountains I live in so I decided to start talking  about my other work.

Here are two more favorite charcoal nude drawings.  I am especially pleased with the natural graceful look in both of these.

kneelingbeauty (1)Kneeling Beauty   Original 24″x18″ Charcoal Drawing      $894

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

It is very hard to explain what I accomplish in a work of art, but in this drawing the delicate turn of the head and the figure coming out of smoky marks of charcoal is captivating!  I am very pleased with this drawing!

 

reclining beautybig (1)Reclining Beauty  Original 18″x24″ Charcoal Drawing     $984

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

In this one the weight of the figure that is pulled down by the pose and the expressive lines make for an intense visual experience!

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Here is the latest news on the group my husband works closely with to promote this gorgeous mountain region!

 

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike on Garden Mountain
Sat, August 23, 12am – Sun, August 24, 12am
Where
Garden Mountain
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
Join BRDC on August 23rd for a hike on the Appalachian Trail at Garden Mountain. For information about any of these free and fun hiking events, please contact Amy Roberts at 276-688-3793 or aarobert@vt.edu.