KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Friday, July 3, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Another Suggestion Painting, and The Computer Attacked Me!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am trying hard to stay away from another Blue Ridge Mountain painting until I get started on my portrait of Clyde.  If I get involved in another landscape I won't be able to concentrate on the portrait.  Once I get it started then I can work on some other new ones.  Right now I am working on more Suggestion paintings.  They are done in one studio session so I can free myself up to get the portrait going as soon as Clyde can sit for me.


Below is my latest!  I am very pleased with the color modulation in Sun Burst!

 

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Sun Burst   Original Acrylic Painting   NFS

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

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


 

 Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

If you have read many of my blogs then you know I often get exasperated with the computer.  It is a great machine but it is also very irritating.  Sometimes I am tempted to chuck it right out the window but I know it would creep back in and expect me to fix it up.

Anyway, the other day I called Clyde at work to tell him I had a hole in my pants and a bleeding gash on my leg.  Not a very bad one but it was bleeding!  The computer attacked me!  Okay, I was about to sit down and slammed my leg in to the table it sits on.  I have never done that before and since computers have minds of their own I insist on blaming it for this mishap. 

I think it has heard all of my gripes and decided to strike first.  LOL!





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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

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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  24"x 18" Oil  Painting    $864

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/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

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Dream Horse Original 20" x 16" 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/dream-horse-kendall-kessler.html

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An Apple a Day  Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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/apple-a-day-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 24" x 36" size for the special

 

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Painting on the cover of The Inflectionist and Wow!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am real excited about having my painting on the cover of  The Inflectionist soon!  The tentative date is July 20th for the hard copy magazine!  There will also be an article on me.  The Inflectionist is growing a fan base quite rapidly and I am pleased to be in one of the two hard copy issues that is printed twice a year.  The other issues are online.

 

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Morning Stroll at Isle of Palms   Original 40" x 30" Oil Painting   $2430

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

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/morning-stroll-at-isle-of-palms-kendall-kessler.html




 Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler

 

When Clyde got home today I had to tell him about the TV court case that made me say, "Wow!"  I spend most of my time on the computer or in the studio but I take breaks and when I do sometimes I like to look at one of those court room shows.  I could not believe the one I say yesterday.  It is so hard to believe anyone would allow that kind of story about themselves to be on TV.  I guess the litigants get paid quite a bit to appear.

Anyway, it seems a girl was suing a one night stand guy for causing a fire in her home that totaled around $1400 worth of damages.  Get this. They were out dancing when she invited him home.  She lit candles for a romantic atmosphere.  He thought she was a well endowed girl and when she took her clothes off and he could see she had been wearing a padded bra he ran out of the house, accidentally knocking over a candle that caused the fire.

Wow, now that is one shallow guy and he appeared on TV to let the world know his character.  Wonder if he will get a date anytime soon.



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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

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Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50"x 40" canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Wildflower Rush  10"x 8" 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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

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Eagle Fire  Original 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/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset 20" x 16" Oil   Painting  $670

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/golden-blue-ridge-sunset-kendall-kessler.html

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, A Naturalist, and Better Looking Monkey...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am real excited about my new painting that I haven't started yet!  The Word and Bird Man is going to sit for me!  I have done a number of paintings of my favorite model but they were all based on photos.  This is going to be great!  If you have ever wondered why artists paint themselves or family members there is a very logical reason.  Family members don't charge a modeling fee.  There are other reasons as well but I think the lack of a modeling fee is number one - at least it is to me!

 

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A Naturalist   Original 7" x 5" Oil Painting   $500

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

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




 Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler


I have started setting up for a portrait in oils of Clyde.  Right now I am deciding on the spacing, value patterns, and lighting.  I had Clyde in there yesterday to work on the lighting.  After a while I told him I didn't need him just yet.  Still have some decisions to make.  He suggested I get a monkey to sit - a better looking monkey.  No, he is the monkey, I mean man I want for the painting!



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!

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

 

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50"x 40" canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10"x 8" 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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50" x 40" canvas print size for the special!

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Eagle Fire  Original 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/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40" x30"  Canvas print size for the special

 

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset 20" x 16" Oil   Painting  $670

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/golden-blue-ridge-sunset-kendall-kessler.html

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Another Alan Painting, and Kind, Blind, and Out of my Mind...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Glad to get some rain!  We have some tomato plants and they were sagging a little.  Clyde can't eat tomatoes so I think it is real nice of him to plant them for me and Alan.  I am trying real hard to get all of my work done so I can get out of here. 

I am one of those rare girls that does not like to shop but my summer shirts are falling apart so I am going to suck it up and get to a store.  Maybe I will break my ten minute shopping record!


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Alan  Oil Painting has been Sold

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

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 Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler

I love to goad Clyde because he almost always comes up with  a funny I like to post.  Laughter is very important to me and sometimes he makes me laugh so hard I have to gasp for break.  So far, we haven't had to call 911!

As I have mentioned before I have always thought Clyde was a handsome man and he still is after all these years.  He thinks I am kind, blind, and out of my mind but I don't agree.

Since yesterday was our anniversary I told him I married Gorgeous George.  His reply was then why did you marry me, too?  Ha ha!  I am not a bigamist, you fool!



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 Today at 5:00!

 

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50"x 40" canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10"x 8" 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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50" x 40" canvas print size for the special!

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Blue Ridge Mist  Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/blue-ridge-mist-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40" x30"  Canvas print size for the special

 

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Tiger Stare  Original 20" x 16" Oil   Painting  $670

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/tiger-stare-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 40" x 30" size for the special

 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Another Lithograph, and Ding Dong the Queen is Gone!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I have a number of lithographs that are not online so I am trying to catch up on my uploads.  All of my lithographs were done when I was getting my MFA.  I enjoyed lithography very much but the set up for that type of printing is more than I want to get into it. 

I live to paint and a lithography press costs as much as a car and I would really need another studio for all the different stages of the work. 

I am glad I still have a number of them and have hand colored some as well.  Here is the black and white version of Kitchen.



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Kitchen 8"x 6" Oil Painting    NFS

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

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



 Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler

Something very strange has happened this summer.  We started out with the biggest army of ants I have ever seen.  They would come in every day and sit around in a perfect circle around the poison drops I set out and just keep coming.  Some days there were just a few so I would put the drops out and another army would come in. 

There were so many that after a few days there were three perfect circles around the drops. I guess the ones in the back would just push the ones that were  closer away so they could get some.  It just didn't seem that the drops were working so I quit putting them out. 

Well, the other day there weren't any.  Yesterday, no ants.  Today, no ants.  I guess it just took a very long time to get to the queen so DING DONG THE QUEEN IS GONE!   Yea! 





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 Friday at 5:00!

 

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50"x 40" canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10"x 8" 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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50" x 40" canvas print size for the special!

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Blue Ridge Mist  Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/blue-ridge-mist-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40" x30"  Canvas print size for the special

 

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Tiger Stare  Original 20" x 16" Oil   Painting  $670

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/tiger-stare-kendall-kessler.html

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Loving it, and What a Way to Go!






 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 I am having such a great time working and I do mean working on my latest mountain sunset!  I enjoy  my Kendall Expressions and Suggestions but my style of mountain landscape painting is what I love the best!  I have finished two stages of this painting and hope to have the third one up tomorrow! It is really coming along.

Here is the second stage.

Be sure to check out my galleries by clicking on the link!  See all my different approaches to what I love to do!


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Fairlawn Eve  12"x 9" Oil Painting    NFS

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Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/fairlawn-eve-stage-two-kendall-kessler.html

 



 Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler

We both like chocolate but I am especially addicted to it.  I don't think a day goes by without some sort of chocolate.  I don't just have a tooth that craves sugar.  My whole body craves it.  I think the only way I would give it up is if I were put in a straight jacket .

Anyway, yesterday I read on the internet that twenty bars of chocolate at one time is a lethal dose!  I told Clyde this and he, of course said, "What a way to go.  You may have a sugar overdose but you wouldn't care."   I don't know about that.  One bar is plenty for me!





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 Friday at 5:00!

 

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50"x 40" canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10"x 8" 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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50" x 40" canvas print size for the special!

 bueridgemistcopyright
Blue Ridge Mist  Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/blue-ridge-mist-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40" x30"  Canvas print size for the special

 

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Tiger Stare  Original 20" x 16" Oil   Painting  $670

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/tiger-stare-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 40" x 30" size for the special

 

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

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, and Not Tom Cruise...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I didn't get to paint today.  Too many other things to do but I will get to paint tomorrow.  I am very excited about my latest mountain painting!  It is really coming along and I am glad I am documenting the different stages for myself and for people that would like to buy a print of one of the stages. 

I may mess something up and wish I had left it alone but now I can at least see  the versions I lost.  It is always an arm wrestling experience but I'll get it done.  Cheers!


Here is my latest Kendall Expressions addition to my portfolio!  I am real pleased with the vibrant energy in this one!

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Owl Stare 20"x16" Oil Painting    $670.00

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

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

 

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 Life with The Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned before, I love to joke around about internet scammers with Clyde.  The other day Tom Cruise asked me to be one of his friends on TSU.  A lot of people put up twitter accounts with a celebrity name and picture, but they also include a disclaimer that the account isn't really the celebrity's account.

This one on TSU just had the actor's picture, birth date, and nothing more.  I decided to have some fun with the scammer.  I sent him or her a message asking if the account was a fan page for the famous actor.  The response was, "Fan page, is that picture really of you or someone else? "  That sentence could mean the scammer was wondering why I was questioning the account or affirming my question.  I said it was me and the next message I received was exceptionally vulgar.  Definitely not Tom Cruise!  LOL!




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 Friday at 5:00!

 

Wildflower Rush is on Special all  June !

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 50"x 40" canvas print of Wildflower Rush  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 wildflowerrushcopyright

Wildflower Rush  10"x 8" 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/wildflower-rush-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 50" x 40" canvas print size for the special!

 bueridgemistcopyright
Blue Ridge Mist  Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/blue-ridge-mist-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 40" x30"  Canvas print size for the special

 

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Tiger Stare  Original 20" x 16" Oil   Painting  $670

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/tiger-stare-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 40" x 30" size for the special

 

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