Kendall Kessler is Not Happy with shipping Service


Atlantic Sunrise Original 20″ x16″ Oil painting SOLD Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the below link

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/1-atlantic-sunrise-kendall-kessler.html

Well, this post certainly was a senior moment on my part. I already talked about mailing this painting in my last post and forgot to modify the first part for this post. Anyway, without naming names the shipping service that I used to send the above painting must have really slung it around.

I have been shipping my work for decades and I know how to immobilize the work in cardboard and then immobilized in an outer box. It arrived with a the frame broken in two places so I had to refund the patron. Fortunately the painting is fine and the patron said he would take it to a local framer. I have never had a frame damaged before so I am going to consider using wooden crates for medium size paintings as well as large ones. I don’t want this to happen again.

My latest figure painting is coming along and I am considering painting it in the style that the original failed painting was painted in many years ago. I was going to use the complicated system I use now but I am having success with a more traditional approach to handling the paint so I will probably go in that direction. Who knows? I make decisions but the painting always starts talking to me and giving me suggestions.

Anyway, between my new painting, coming up with an idea for my next Youtube, and getting ready to play again at church, I am really stressed for time.

I am thinking of painting some more wildlife and here are some favorite examples but I don’t think I will paint a hippo . LOL!

Check out this week’s Youtube of oil painting techniques.

Eagle Fire Original Oil Painting SOLD Wall Art Prints and Prints on just about anything at this address

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html


Lion Stare Original 14″ x 11″ oil painting

https://www.etsy.com/listing/84388866/lion-stare-art-14×11-impressionist?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1

Nesting Original Mixed Media 10″ x 8″ painting $190

Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the link below

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/nesting

Kendall Kessler is Pleased to send out Atlantic Sunrise to a great Mississippi patron


Atlantic Sunrise Original 20″ x16″ Oil painting SOLD Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the below link

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/1-atlantic-sunrise-kendall-kessler.html

I am pleased to mail out Atlantic Sunrise to a great Mississippi patron who is recovering from the second Moderna shot. I hope this painting cheers him up. Such a nice man to work with. He has consented to letting me offer print sales of this painting, so click on the link if you are interested. Wall art prints and prints on just about anything, including face masks are available.

My latest figure painting is coming along and I am considering painting it in the style that the original failed painting was painted in many years ago. I was going to use the complicated system I use now but I am having success with a more traditional approach to handling the paint so I will probably go in that direction. Who knows? I make decisions but the painting always starts talking to me and giving me suggestions.

Anyway, between my new painting, coming up with an idea for my next Youtube and getting ready to play again at church, I am really stressed for time. I wish I didn’t have to drive to get to UPS. Wish we had a closer one but the last painting was delayed so I am not trusting USPS this time.

Smith Mountain Lake Original Oil Painting SOLD Wall Art Prints and Prints on just about anything at this address

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/smith-mountain-lake-kendall-kessler.html

Pink on the Beach Original 40" x 30" Oil Painting $2480
https://www.etsy.com/listing/200399585/pawleys-island-pink-on-the-beach-art?ref=shop_home_active_17&frs=1

Pawleys Island Evening Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2480

Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the link below

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/pawleys-island-evening-kendall-kessler.html

Kendall Kessler is Pleased to Sell another Print of Isle of Palms Sunset


Isle of Palms Sunset Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2430 Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the below link

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/isle-of-palms-sunset-kendall-kessler.html

I love it when someone orders a print that is the same size as the painting. I remember listening to one artist on TV say scale does not matter. I disagree and I paint many of my works to look good in a 40″ x 30″ format. The great MO patron will be seeing Isle of Palms Sunset in the same way I see it and I think that is a good thing!

I also like it when I can figure out the changes in a site. When I post a file of a painting on WordPress a caption comes up with a picture and a guide to change it. I can make the letters bold but I don’t see any where I can change the font size. I don’t see it at the top left, right on in the section above the caption that has options.

One of these days I will get used to the new WordPress. But right now it is still a big ARGHHHH. I can change the font size if I start a new block. Then the options appear to the right. Go figure.

Had a big bump with my latest figure painting but I think I have resolved my beginning issues and can now get seriously to work on it. It is a kind of remake from the past and it will look completely different. I will be incorporating a few things from the original work but not that much.

I am going to incorporate some of the fabrics into the painting but the model will completely change and the setting will have major changes, too. I am excited about getting back to this painting.

Please check out my latest painting demo youtube below! So pleased with the magical look to this wildflower sunset. One of the viewers told me that it looked magical and I agree. Also, check out my main Youtube on me!

Dusk Flowers Original 7″ x 5″ Acrylic Painting $90

Apple and Pear Twirl Original 20″ x 9″ Oil Painting $430
https://www.etsy.com/listing/113784644/apple-and-pear-twirl-art-20×9?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Waving Beauty Original 16″ x 20 acrylic painting $670

Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the link below

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/waving-beauty-kendall-kessler.html

Kendall Kessler is Back to Work


So glad my back is completely better. All I did was lean over to get something out of the refrigerator. I know it is just tension that causes one of my muscles to go crazy. I am back to Yoga and that helps a lot. I am about to get started on one of my very old paintings I recently . recovered. I have to think about how I am going to paint it. I know it will require at least one layer but probably a number of layers. So glad to have it back!

My approach to a painting is so different from it was when I painted it. I don’t usually greatly modify old work but this one had so many faults that must be corrected. I have thought about that painting a lot and stared at it for a while and it is not going to bear much resemblance to what it is now.

I am going to incorporate some of the fabrics into the painting but the model will completely change and the setting will have major changes, too. I am excited about getting back to this painting.

Also, I am picking up on a thing or two on the new WordPress format each day. I hate being so computer challenged but I know I have to keep up. These sites are not going to stop modifying formats for me. Be sure to check out my latest Youtube and Here is another figure painting and some other favorites and cheers on a beautiful Tuesday! Well that figures. Right after I typed this paragraph I discovered I don’t know how to remove a former youtube so I am just going to leave it there and put the new one underneath. I will probably figure that one out next time.

Alone Original 12″ x 9″ Acrylic Painting $271

https://www.etsy.com/listing/699906081/alone-original-seated-nude-girl-acrylic?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Color Fingers Original 20″ x 9″ Oil Painting $430
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/color-fingers

Waving Beauty Original 16″ x 20 acrylic painting $670

Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the link below

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/waving-beauty-kendall-kessler.html

Kendall Kessler is Back to Work


Well I am not hobbling along today. My back is just about well, and, of course, I am working away. My latest commission is done. I signed it today and am working on getting the right frame for it. It certainly has been a traumatic week so I am not surprised a muscle in my back went ballistic. That almost always happens when I am tense.

I tried to join my Yoga class but as soon as we went to the mat and laid down I knew I was in trouble. Hopefully I can make the next class. Got to keep those muscles stretched out. Anyway, I am looking forward to working on some old paintings that I finally got back from my parent’s property.

My Dad whom I loved dearly was not at all pleased with my desire to study Art and when I graduated with a B.A. he took some of my paintings. I think he thought that was something he got out of my degree that he paid for. Well, it has always bothered me that I didn’t take those paintings with me. So much time has passed and I have always wanted to work on them.

They have a lot of faults that were due to my painting inexperience and lack of time to complete them to my satisfaction. Yes, artists really do go back to old works if they still have them. One is a painting of a model and the other is an abstract. I am sharing three paintings that are somewhat similar and walking away from the computer. Also check out my short Thursday video. Have a great weekend!

Samantha Original Oil Painting SOLD Wall Art Prints and Prints on just about Anything Available at this address https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/samantha-kendall-kessler.html

Color Fingers Original 10″ x 8″ Oil Painting https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/color-fingers

Argh! I can’t seem to get one of these files off so I will just leave Color Fingers up twice.

Blue Streak Original 9″ x 12 acrylic painting $271

Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the link below

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/blue-streak-kendall-kessler.html

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell more Prints of Popular Pawleys Island Painting and Say Moo…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

Not much to say today.  We had a nice Thanksgiving and I am pleased that I finished my new sailboat painting.  I haven’t added it to my portfolio yet, but I will do that soon.  I liked the way it turned out but there was something I was aiming for that I have never been able to get to look the way I want it to look, so I am going to include that in my next painting and try again. 

Salvador Dali once said you shouldn’t worry about attaining perfection.  You never will.  That is true, but, like I told my students, you will never get exactly what you want, but if you work hard, you can get close.  That is good enough for me.  I learned long ago to not expect perfection but just let them live. 

I am so pleased that three prints of a favorite Pawleys Island painting will be on t-shirts!  A great Pawleys Island patron bought them.  Below is the painting with print selections from my website and at the end is the link to t-shirts on Zazzle.  Check it out!

Beach Houses at Pawleys Island   Original 40″ x 30″ Oil  painting SOLD

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/beach-houses-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

Pawleys Island Pink on The Beach   Original 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

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Nothing from Clyde lately.  He usually has a lot of humor to offset sad circumstances but not so much during this difficult time.  Anyway, we both liked a great cartoon on Facebook!  A blind farmer is walking through a field of turkeys holding a hatchet.  Of course, the turkeys were all saying moo!  Love it!

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular Pawleys Island Sunrise painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/612811081/pawleys-island-morning-light-original-24?ref=shop_home_active_11&frs=1

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.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 the very popular Beach Houses at Pawleys Island on a t-shirt!

https://www.zazzle.com/beach_houses_at_pawleys_island_t_shirt-235509588976052567

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

www.ebay.com/newriverartist

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 is Back to Sailboats and More Trojan Horse Gripes…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!

 

 

Such a beautiful day!  Great to see so much sunshine!  I like cloudy days, too, but sometimes there are too many of them in a row. 

My latest painting is at that most difficult stage.  Is it done or not? Do I let it live the way it is or is there more to do.  If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is how to let them live.  We artists tend to get so wrapped up in one that we don’t see what is successful about it- only the faults. 

I am going to paint some more small ones.  It is great to be able to move on faster to the next one.  Since my current painting is a sailboat sunset, I decided to post some favorite boat paintings this time. 

Love the water and will be so glad to get back to the shore next year if the pandemic is under control. 

Be sure to check out my latest St. Louis demo painting youtube above!  This is the first one that I put expressive clouds in. Always trying to do something different in these youtube demos.

Smith Mountain Lake   Original 16″ x 20″ Oil  painting $670.00

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/smith-mountain-lake-kendall-kessler.html

Sailboat Sunrise   Original 40″ x 30″ oil  painting $2430

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/sailboat-sunrise

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

 

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

https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned before, Clyde doesn’t like computers and, in spite of their usefullness, thinks they are trojan horses that have caused a lot of harm. He is especially critical of comments on social media that used to be just idle comments among small groups in bars or parties. 

He thinks broadcasting these opinions are not helpful and contribute to a lot of disinformation that people accept as truth. 

Anyway, I was doing some online yoga when the teacher said, and now place yours arms in this twist position. 

And now pick up some rocks and throw them at the computer. 

Why would I want to damage the computer? 

Why not? Look at all the damage it has done to us. 

Okay.  Get outside to Backyardica and check out the birds. That will help!  I need to stretch.

 

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular Pawleys Island Sunrise painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/612811081/pawleys-island-morning-light-original-24?ref=shop_home_active_11&frs=1

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

https://kendall-kessler.pixels.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 the very popular Richmond on the James on a Christmas ornament!

https://www.zazzle.com/richmond_on_the_james_ceramic_ornament-175756124525179395?context=114714990326056473

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay 

www.ebay.com/newriverartist

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