KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Friday, January 30, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Suggestion Paintings, and I Can't Print That...

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am still working hard on my Suggestions series.  It is a great experience to let a painting tell me what to do!  I also will have my third autumn Blue Ridge Parkway painting up soon.  Here are two more Suggestion paintings!

SugmtpathMountain Path  Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Mountain Path 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 a path with trees began to appear so I made the path and trees stronger. This type of woods scene is a part of me. I spent so much of my time in the woods. It is no wonder I have a lot of this type of peaceful paintings.  


Suglookingin (1)Looking In  Original Acrylic Painting    NFS

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Looking In 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 an eye with vertical marks around it began to appear so I made it into a scene of someone looking through a broken chain link fence. I couldn't be happier with the colors, textures, and mood in this one.

 

 


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

My husband is still rather sick from a bug that started a week before Christmas.  Talk about staying power.  Anyway, he is my main source for humor so I was goading him last night.

I talked about the political party he hates.  Actually he doesn't like either one but he does hate one more than the other.  All I got were some expressive hand gestures and colorful language that I can't put here.

I talked about the games that he thinks are taking kids away from studying and loving the environment that he works hard to protect.   I got some rather pointed comments involving the moon with that one.

I never did get anything I can put in print so maybe when he feels better I will get some funnies I can use.

The Word Man is down for a while but he will be back!


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 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

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 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16" x 20" Oil Painting    $670  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/eagle-fire-kendall-kessler.html

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Radford High Day Lilies  Original  11" x 14" Oil Painting    $313     http://pixels.com/featured/radford-high-day-lilies-kendall-kessler.html

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Burning Shore   Original Oil Painting has been Sold  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Floral Favorites, and Blast a Hole to China...


 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Here are two more florals!  Flowers are such great subject matter for artists.  They draw you in with their beautiful shapes and colors!

 

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Mother's Day Gift  Original    Pastel Painting    

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Mothers Day Gift is a still life I did a number of years ago. My parents sent me flowers on Mothers Day which I thought was odd until I read the card. They wrote that since their mothers were both deceased they decided to honor me that year. I turned their beautiful gift into  a striking still life. This is one Mothers Day Gift I will never forget. What a wonderful way to honor a child that has become a mother. I especially like the warm/cool color contrast due to the morning light effect


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460  Original  11" x 14" Oil  Painting $313  

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460 is a painting of a stretch of route 460 on the way into Christiansburg, VA. I am especially pleased with the complexity of color and textural quality in this piece. The wildflowers in the front frame the scene beautifully. The painting is in a solid wood molded frame. This is a low-level impasto painting and is colorful and peaceful.


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Clyde is still ill from a bug that is going around but that doesn't stop him from cracking me up with his humor.  He certainly married his best audience.  I love his jokes and word play.

Yesterday we were talking about all the super heroes on TV and in movies these days.  They certainly are taking over the media.  He is not happy with how some of them are portrayed.  He says some of their powers have been wimped down. 

For example, the TV Smallville Superboy is actually afraid to fly.  Clyde can't understand that.  What's the problem?  If he falls he will just blast a hole through to China, drink some tea, and fly home.

 

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 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

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There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16" x 20" Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16" x 20" Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Two More Favorite Florals, and That one doesn't make Sense...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I still have some florals from my portfolio I haven't shown yet.  Here are two popular ones!


poppy2 (1)Poppy View   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Shore Flowers   Original 16" x 40" Oil Painting $1310

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I also have a great selections of originals on Etsy!  Here is the link!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/towheehillstudio?page=3

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I really do like to add something funny here since Clyde cracks me up most of the time but this time I don't have anything from him or me.  I have started writing down the crazy things he says to me because sometimes I don't remember the quip. 

Lot of times he groans right after making me laugh and says, "Don't put that on the internet".  I do resist putting up some of them.

The other night he came up with a good one and I wrote it down.  I was surprised when I looked at it today that I didn't get the humor.  I must have left something out so I called him up and he couldn't remember what it was either.

Oh well, Facebook is always around for back up.  Yesterday there was a picture of a beautiful horse with a mane blowing in the wind.  The caption read, "Was she barn with it or is it Neighbelline!

Love it!



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 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

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There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16" x 20" Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16" x 20" Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Suggestion Paintings, and Blask it Apart...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am still having a great time working on my Suggestions Series.  I think I will probably keep this up so I can stop myself from getting too obsessive about my Blue Ridge Parkway landscapes.  It is so easy to worry a painting to death.  It helps a lot to work on more than one painting at a time.


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A Snake in The Color    Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Snake in The color 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 a winding form appeared to I made it into a snake. I am very pleased with the blue accents in this one.



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Whatever    Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Whatever 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 it took a long time before I saw any nebulous shapes and then the yellow spiral like shape showed up. I made it stronger and added two more. They could be flowers, spirals, ribbons, etc. I thought Whatever would be the best title. I am very pleased with the warm/cool color contrast in this one.


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


Computers, computers, computers!  As usual, I am on a rant which reminded me of a decision I made long ago.  I decided it would not be a good idea to have a gun in the house for protection.  As my grandmother said when she was living by herself in her eighties, if a crook comes into my house he must bring his own gun.  I agree.  I think I would probably shoot myself in the foot if I had one.

Yesterday I became so aggravated with computer problems that I thought it would be nice to have a gun to blast it apart! 


I guess Clydes' advice that I have printed here before is the better way to handle the situation.


Open the window and let gravity do the work.

 

Wow!  I wrote the above a while ago and then went to work on finishing this blog and had a bunch of computer problems which proves my theory that computers have minds of their own and can read yours!


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 Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16" x 20" Oil Painting    $670

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Swirling Color  Original  16" x 20" Oil Painting    $670

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stepstonesbig2 (1)Stepping Stones on The New River   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Floral Favorites, and I am Waiting for the Pizza...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am pleased to present two more favorite florals and then I have a lot of Suggestions paintings to post.  I am really getting into this new series! Keeps me going!


secbrook (1)Secluded Brook  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Secluded Brook is a peaceful, colorful look at a small meadow in the  Mountains. I am especially pleased with the gentle brushwork in this painting.


tiwrlingt (1)Tulip Twirl   Original  5" x 7" Oil Painting   $75

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Tulip Twirl is a gem of color and texture. The beautiful flowers seem to dance on the canvas. The painting is in a solid wood molded frame.

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

When computers took over our lives Clyde made the comment that in some ways it is a Trojan Horse.  When you consider the children that have actually committed suicide because of internet bullying, he does have a valid point.


They are great in many ways and I doubt I would have artwork in 24 states, Canada, Russia, Germany, Australia, and England if it were not for internet marketing.

Still, Clyde is still not keen on computers, especially since he has to be on one eight hours a day at work.  The other night I remarked how much easier shopping is with a computer and he said he wouldn't be happy until you can get a pizza shoved at you through the printer.

Now, that would be something!  A little cynical humor to start our days!


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Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16" x 20"  Oil Painting $670

 

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Blue Ridge Jewels Original Oil Painting has been Sold

 

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Golden Farm Scene Sketch  Original  8" x 10" Oil Painting $168

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Two New Print Sales, and Photographic Still...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am so pleased that two more of my paintings will find their way into homes as prints.  A great patron in Pennsylvania bought prints of these two paintings yesterday!  I have sold a lot of prints but these are the first for these two!  More and more of my portfolio is getting to the public!  Yes!!!


blueorangeffbig (2)Blue and Orange Flower Field    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Orange and Blue Flower Field is a serene wildflower scene that has an exceptionally calming atmosphere. I especially like the way the clouds flow behind the trees.


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Only Rocks    Original Watercolor Painting has been Sold

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Only Rocks is a dynamic, expressive watercolor where the rocks are the subject matter and encompass the whole work. This painting draws the viewer into an intensely secluded world.



Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Clyde is from Franklin County which, as most people know, is the Moon shine Capital.  Ferrum, Virginia is a very nice place where his great great uncle George Kessler, along with two others, founded Ferrum College.  Still, the county does have a well-deserved reputation for boot legging.

Today when I was looking at other blogs with great photographs it occurred to him that a humorous photographic still could be a picture of two boot leggers running away from the Law that just found their still. 

That certainly gives photographic still a new meaning!  Had to laugh.



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

 

 

Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16" x 20"  Oil Painting $670

 

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Breakers at Pawleys Island  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

 

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Golden Farm Scene Sketch  Original  8" x 10" Oil Painting $168

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Favorite Florals, and We must have a Big House...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am working on another Blue Ridge Parkway Fall painting and am very excited about these new mountain paintings!

Here are two more favorite florals!

pencilconefConeflower Twirl    Original  16" x 12"  $394

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Coneflower Twirl is one of my few colored pencil drawings. I haven't met the medium I don't like but my main passion is for oil paint.


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Up Close and Magenta   Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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Up Close and Magenta is an exquisite floral with exceptional color contrast and sensuous surface.


Life with The Word and Bird Man- Clyde Kessler

 

If you read my blogs then you know I love to laugh and look for any opportunity to crack up and then share it with Clyde.  Most of the funnies I post here are his or mine but sometimes I find things on Facebook that are fantastic. 

The other day there was a strange little creature with the caption - Home is where I can look ugly and enjoy it!  That is so true!  I don't even get decently dressed or look into a mirror until have the day is gone.

I mentioned this one to Clyde and he said we must have a huge house to hold all his ugly.  Not so!  Clyde is a great looking guy and when the mirror in the bathroom actually came off the wall and shattered, he was no where near it!

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Eagle Fire  is on special all January!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Kendall Expressions  and click on the 40"x 50" canvas print of Eagle Fire  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire  Original  16" x 20"  Oil Painting $670

 

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Breakers at Pawleys Island  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

 

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Blue Ridge Autumn  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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