KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Monday, April 20, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Blue Ridge Discovery Center News, and A Pig flew by...

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I just got my easel ready for another Kendall Expressions painting!  I just have a few more computer things to do and then I will get to work.   Love to paint!  Live to paint!

I now have this popular painting available for prints on my website!

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Church Snow Scene  16" x 12"  Oil Painting  $384

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/church-snow-scene-kendall-kessler.html



Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Now that the weather is finally warm there is a lot going on at The Blue Ridge Discovery Center!  I am still waiting for our April snow but maybe that won't happen this year!  Imagine that, and I just saw a pig fly by my window!  Anyway, be sure to check out the site and the next Avian Adventures event is tomorrow!


Avian Adventures, Bird Sleuth
Tue, April 21, 10am – 3pm
Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, until Apr 30, 2015
 
 
Where
Grayson County High School
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org

 

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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

Zazzle!


Here is the link!      http://www.zazzle.com/newriverartist

 

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

 

Radford Flower Garden is on Special all April!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Radford Flower Garden  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Radford Flower Garden  11"x 14" Oil  Painting    $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

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

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Other Pears  10" x 14"  Original Oil Pastel Painting $300

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/other-pears-kendall-kessler.html

Click  on the 16" x 20"  Canvas print size for the special

 

 

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Old Fashioned Kitchen Again      Original  8" x 10" Color Lithograph  $170

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/old-fashioned-kitchen-again-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the  50" x 40" size for the special




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Friday, April 17, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Kendall Expressions painting, and I can't Believe I forgot...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please click on my latest Youtube!  Trying to get another one done  today.


Not much to say today.  So much computer work that I am determined to get away for a while so this will be short and sweet.  I am very excited about my new Expressions paintings and I will get in there soon to work on my latest!  I am very please with The Eye of The Squirrel and have added it to my website!


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Eye of The Squirrel  24"x 18" Acrylic  Painting    $994

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/eye-of-the-squirrel-kendall-kessler.html

 The Eye of The Squirrel is an intense, expressive painting from my series Kendall Expressions. My work has always had Expressionistic elements combined with Impressionistic elements. In these works I am emphasizing my expressive side. I am very pleased with the look in the squirrel's eye and how the animal seems to sink into an other worldly space.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


I can't believe that I forgot that Line Dancing was cancelled Tuesday  night.  It is a half hour drive to Pulaski and I made that trip for nothing.  Clyde said that must have been a short class. 

I hang appointment notices from the kitchen doorway and mark all over the calender.  I try to read as much Spanish as I have time for on the internet and still can't find my glasses or remember some important things said to me like class cancellation.


I guess I will just have to keep remembering the saying on Facebook that it isn't age that is causing memory problems, it is just that I have so much information over the years that I can't keep track of it all.


That sounds good!



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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

Zazzle!


Here is the link!      http://www.zazzle.com/newriverartist

 

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

 

Radford Flower Garden is on Special all April!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Radford Flower Garden  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Radford Flower Garden  11"x 14" Oil  Painting    $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

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

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

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

 

 

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty     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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/ridgeland-winter-beauty-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the  50" x 40" size for the special




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Monday, April 13, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Lithographs, and The Military guys are after Me...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



My artwork takes me in many directions.  This June there will be an article on me in The Inflectionist which is an online magazine that is hard copy twice a year.  Most of my work consists of oil paintings about The Blue Ridge Mountains but I also work in many other mediums, styles, and subjects.

Here is one of my favorite lithographs.  The girl has an especially pensive, beautiful look on her face and the light models the right side of the form and then the girl seems to flatten out into a mystical space.

The second one has been hand colored for an expressive effect.  Most lithographs are hand colored due to the difficulties in printing them in color.

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Young Girl 10" x 8" Black and White lithograph Proof      $170

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/young-girl-original-kendall-kessler.html

 

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Young Girl 10" x 8" Hand Colored Lithograph Proof  $170

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/young-girl-kendall-kessler.html

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


Scammers to the right of me.  Scammers to the left of me.  Well, actually they are right in front of me on the internet and talking to me on my answering machine.

I asked Clyde to work on one of them for me.  I keep getting a call about a mandatory credit card authorization or something like that.  I get that message almost every day so I asked Clyde to ask people at work if there was anything to this call.  I am not calling them back for fear of some kind of sneaky scam.

The other one I am getting practically every day is laughable.  Good looking guys that are in the military and want to get to know me.  I look like an angel and they are captivated by my smile.   They want to captivate my bank account!


Yesterday's scam was especially funny.  Two Google+ requests from two different guys in the military but the picture is the same.  One is further back so I guess the scammer will think the picture they stole will look like a different person.  Two scams for the theft of one picture. What a hoot!



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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

Zazzle!


Here is the link!      http://www.zazzle.com/newriverartist

 

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

 

Radford Flower Garden is on Special all April!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Radford Flower Garden  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Radford Flower Garden  11"x 14" Oil  Painting    $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

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

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

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

 

 

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Ridgeland Winter Beauty     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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/ridgeland-winter-beauty-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the  50" x 40" size for the special




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

Friday, April 10, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, One of my Few Watercolor paintings, and Another Computer Moment...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I was hoping to get a lot done on my latest Kendall Expression painting that is in the Youtube but my back kept me from working.  Hope to get a lot done tomorrow.  Here is one of my few watercolors. 

I haven't met the media that I don't like but I don't paint a lot of watercolors.  They are beautiful but I like oil paint the best!

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On The Rocks  10"x 14" Watercolor  Painting    $310

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/on-the-rocks-kendall-kessler.html

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler



I hate to beat a dead horse but when it comes to computers I just wish I could beat it and still have it work.  I keep trying to remember how useful it is and resist the temptation to shove it out the window, but it is difficult.

Clyde is better at it than I am but he still has to wonder at how instructions that are made for dummies still don't work.  I will never forget how I figured out that I can stabilize my Youtube video and then have to  add music next or my voice will not be heard. 

If I make any other modifications before adding music the voice over is gone.   I had a young helper try to figure that one out and he gave up.  I figured it out  by accident. Pretty sure I mentioned this incident before but I am still harping on it.

Right now I need some more accidents as I try to figure out annotations on Youtube.  I followed the instructions to add a link to my website and nothing happened.  ARGH!!!!!!

 

Whoever works out these programs so computer dummies can use them is not doing a good job!


Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

 

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

 

Radford Flower Garden is on Special all April!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Radford Flower Garden  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Radford Flower Garden  11"x 14" Acrylic  Painting    $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 30" x 40" 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 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, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART


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


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




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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Favorite Cat Painting, and An Apple a Day...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Here is one of my domestic cat paintings.  I think the title says it all!  I am working on some more abstract animal paintings.  This is one of my representational ones.  I always have an expressionistic flare to all my work but in this one I stuck more closely to what I was working from. 

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In Charge  8"x 10" Acrylic  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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/in-charge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


I have always enjoyed jokes, word play, and other kinds of humor and really get into laughing!  As I have said before Clyde supplies most of the funnies for my blog but I do come up with some of my own and look for others on the internet.

Yesterday wasn't very funny.  I wrote about how I was looking forward to Line Dance Class and then after I published the blog I threw my back out and missed class.  At first I thought it wasn't going to be bad but the pain got to be too much to be able to drive so I missed class.

It is a lot better today so I am hoping I can get to the Thursday class in Blacksburg. 


Neither of us came up with anything funny yesterday but I saw something on another site that I thought was great and reflected how I felt.

An apple a day will keep anyone away if you throw it hard enough!  Nobody threw anything at my back yesterday but it sure kept me away from my fun.


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

 

Radford Flower Garden is on Special all April!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Radford Flower Garden  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Radford Flower Garden  11"x 14" Acrylic  Painting    $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 30" x 40" 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 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, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART


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


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




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

Monday, April 6, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Suggestion Paintings, and Wear a Helmet...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am very excited about my latest Kendall Expression painting!  I hope to have it in my portfolio in a few days.  These paintings are getting more and more intense and the color modulation in acrylic are bursting on to the canvas!  I am so glad I started this series and will be doing a number of them before I get back to more mountain vistas!


Here is my latest Suggestion painting!  I am real pleased with the pensive look.


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Sifting  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/controlpanel/updateartwork.html?artworkid=14580428

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


Yesterday we had a great time visiting relatives!  It is so good to get together and yak!  One of my favorite things about the Word Man is he is a great conversationalist and the most knowledgeable person I have ever known. 

We were having a great time yakking away when I saw more relatives coming up the driveway.  This relative was sitting on the rim of the back of a truck while his son drove and the other kids were either inside or in the truck bed with him.

I was kind of surprised that he would ride that way.  I would be afraid of falling off if the truck hit a bump.  This guy has a sense of humor much like Clydes.  His response was people are getting so cautious about everything that one of these days we will have to wear a helmet when we brush our teeth.


Check out Originals on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

 

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

 

Radford Flower Garden is on Special all April!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Radford Flower Garden  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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Radford Flower Garden  11"x 14" Acrylic  Painting    $313

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/radford-flower-garden-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 30" x 40" 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 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, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART


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


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




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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New suggestion Paintings , and Beach House Syndrome...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

I am determined to get off this computer and get to work on my next Kendall Expression painting!  I have a great idea for a new one and can't wait to get started!  Here are two more of my Suggestion paintings!


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Balloon Ride 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/balloon-ride-kendall-kessler.html


Balloon Ride is another sensuous, colorful painting from my series,
Suggestions. I am starting with an abstract expressionist surface and then looking for forms that appear in the paint. This time balloon like shapes began to appear by a dark area that looked something like a cliff so I made it into a balloonscape! I am especially pleased with the flowing motion in this one.

 

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Flower Energy 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/controlpanel/updateartwork.html?artworkid=14658624

This time a vase like shape showed up to I decided to make a floral still life. I am always talking about how I like to put the life in still life so I added vibrant colors radiating out from the vase!

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I know I have ranted about TV commercials before but it is time for an update.  Sometimes I wish it were still against the law for lawyers to advertise on TV.  There is one that has been voted the mostly likely commercial to be muted.  I hit it immediately.  I guess I shouldn't criticize these people that just want to serve us because they love people. 

Whenever there is a discussion about certain professionals wanting to help the public I always get the Beach House comment from Clyde.  Their real motive according to him is they need to pay for their beach house.  If you listen to Clyde you would think that all insurance agents, lawyers, doctors,  and politicians are struggling to pay for a beach house. A certain percentage of every bill goes to their beach house fund.

Just joking around!  No offense to these professionals but I do wish there were less commercials on TV.  I mostly watch DVDs but sometimes I watch TV.  I think the advertisers could at least not show the same commercial twice in one break!  ARGH!


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