Now That was a Great Birthday!


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I had such a great Birthday yesterday!  My husband and son gave me a party and Line Dancing was so much fun!  I don’t know why everyone does not take up Line Dancing!  What a way to stay in shape!

Also, a great patron in Bristol Virginia bought two large canvas prints!

 

goldenbrsunsetcopyrightGolden Blue Ridge Sunset   Original  18″ x 24″ Pastel Painting   $894

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Wildflower Rush   Original  10″ x 8″  Oil Painting   $168

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The Art Blob is Winning. I am going to clean up the studio today.


 

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Unfortunately it is getting hard to get to my easel so I am taking a break today and going to clean up.  Yuck!!!

 

owlselectriccopyrightOwls Electric   Original 9″ x 7″ Pastel Painting  $174

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Anyone interested in my own take on Expressionism should check out  my     KENDALL EXPRESSIONS     folder on my website!

Okay, I need some Light…


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I need some light.  Of course I have good light in the studio but I am not happy working when there isn’t any natural light coming in.  Even with my daylight florescent lights the warm colors are very hard to see when it is dark outside. 

 

More than anything, my artwork is about the color!

 

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

Swirling Color is on special all October!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Dreamscapes folder  and click on the 20″x 24″ canvas print of Swirling Color 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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Swirling Color   Original 20″ x 24″ Oil Painting    $670

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

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Get out of the Way! I am going to do some Laps!


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No Line Dancing tonight so I am headed for the pool for laps.  Not as fun, but swimming exercises all the muscles, so look out kids, I am using the lane section!

 

IMG_166430″ x 22″ Original Acrylic Painting       $1350

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

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Dreamscapes folder  and click on the 20″x 24″ canvas print of Swirling Color for the 40% discount.

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A Break in The Clouds   Original  Oil Painting  Has Been Sold

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Swirling Color   Original 20″ x 24″ Oil Painting    $670

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

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Sister Paintings, and Working Away on a New Painting!


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

I have two sisters and they have let me make portraits of them which is something artists often do.  Models are expensive and it is a great experience to paint family members.  This first one is of Nan when she was ten with the only dog she had growing up.  My mother decided I needed a dog and we got this adorable poodle that we all loved.  We liked to let the hair grow out rather then trim it. 

Beau was a very sweet dog and Nan was devoted to him.

nanandbeaucopyrightNan and Beau    Original    20″ x 18″ $4000

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A Skater   Original 22″ x 40″ Oil Painting     $5000

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Nan was quite athletic and became a Ice Skating instructor.  I love to tell people that since it certainly isn’t a run of the mill occupation.  She excels at skating and teaching the sport.

I am glad I was able to paint her as a child and adult.  She is an interesting subject and I am especially pleased with the expressive look in her eyes in this portrait.

 

My new painting is coming along but I think it is going into the arm wrestling stage.  I guess if they didn’t start out well I would never pick up a brush. 

I love to paint but it is always a battle!

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

Swirling Color is on special all October!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Dreamscapes folder  and click on the 20″x 24″ canvas print of Swirling Color 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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Swirling Color   Original 20″ x 24″ Oil Painting    $670

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

Thanks for looking at Paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Ballet was Great!


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The ballet was great!  How wonderful to be able to see a live transmission from Russia!  Legends of Love was beautiful and I enjoyed the interviews during the intermissions.  One of the principal dancers said he wanted to dance this ballet since he was a child!  Ambition fulfilled!

 

dominioncopyrightDominion Skating Rink   Original  30″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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Stretch it Out!


I am taking my stretching exercises seriously now with great results!  

I can’t believe that a year ago I couldn’t touch my toes.  I have always been careful to exercise every day but I didn’t stretch my muscles.  What a difference!

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Good Morning!!!

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Tiger Stare  Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting     $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, People Paintings, and Hawk Migration!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

I am pleased to blog about my people paintings.  They are very important to me.  My two favorite models are my son and my husband. 

I have done a number of paintings of both of them over the years and plan to do a new one of my husband when I can find some time and he is not out studying nature on a mountain top!

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This painting is of Alan when he was a few months old.  Clyde did not like to sit in a rocking chair so when he put him to sleep he would lie down and rock him. 

I noticed that almost every time he held him in his arms, Alan would go to sleep.  I guess he associated Daddy’s arms with bed time.

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Alan by Our Window  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This painting is of Alan when he was a toddler.  He liked to stare out the window.  I am especially pleased with the energetic brush work in this painting.  Frank Webb commented at a competition that I was able to weave paint together in a very impressive way.  

I won one of the cash awards at the show.

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Fall is Hawk migration time and hundreds are flying over! Two of Clyde’s friends, Tom Moser and Todd Frederickson led a hawk watch at Rocky Knob with a class and there were 500 hawks, mostly Broad-winged hawks.

 

Kendall Kessler Special Promotions

Be sure to click on Kendall Kessler Art for my Special Promotions!  I will have three up tomorrow.  Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on special all September. 

Click on the Mountain paintings folder, then click on the painting and choose the 24″ x 36″ canvas print for 40% with a 30 day money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter    Original 24″ x 36″ Oil Painting $670

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

Beautiful Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and Special Promotions!


Beautiful Girl Drawings by Kendall Kessler

I have a few more Beautiful Girls to show you and then I will more on to another aspect of my work.  These are clothed.  Sometimes artists like to dress up their models.  

If I were wealthy I would get back to working from a live model but modeling is a hard job and their fee is high as it should be.  My husband won’t do it for me and I don’t blame him and I am not going to model for myself with mirrors.  Too awkward and too embarrassing! 

Anyway, I am proud of the ones I have done and especially proud of my best-seller on The Mindy Project!  I am so pleased that the show has been renewed for a third season!  Yea!!!!!!

 

This is another example of my work where I prefer the sketch to the pastel painting.  The immediacy in the sketch and the strong contrast is more to my liking.  I have always liked a wide range of values in my work.  Renoir once said that black was the queen of colors!

modelhatsketchbig (1)Model Hat Sketch   Original 18″x24″ Charcoal Drawing     $894

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Model Hat   Original 18″x24″ Pastel Painting     $894

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Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end on Wednesday.    40% off with a 30 day money back guarantee that includes shipping fee! 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on special all September!

cloudswirlpoocopyrightPeaks of Otter     Original  18″x 24″  Oil Painting    $864

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

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Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand Original  30″ x 40″  Oil Painting    $2425

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I hope you enjoyed my drawings of Beautiful Girls!

Got my Dancing Shoes on!


I look forward to Tuesdays!  Love to Line Dance and class was cancelled last week.  We will have new students tonight and hope more join us at Memorial Baptist in Dublin Virginia.  Come on out!  Everyone is welcome!ridgelandcopyrightjpgRidgeland Winter Beauty   Original 8″x 10″ Oil painting   $168

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