KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Friday, August 26, 2016

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please click on my latest Youtube!

 

https://youtu.be/m22GU5sVcsw

 

 

 

I think Tuesday night's Line Dance performance on a surface that looked like a cobble stone street in Europe may have done something to my knee.  I keep thinking it is better because it doesn't bother me in the day time but it keeps waking me up at night with a lot of pain.  Oh well, I figure it will be better soon.  I have plenty of aspercreme.


I now have four first stage paintings for Fiddling at Mid Night's Farm House.  I hope to get another one done tomorrow.  I want to have a lot of time to fine tune them.  I am one of those people that works better under pressure so studio, here I come!

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Thursday!

 

 

Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

The other day on a walk through Wild Wood Park I was thinking about several guys we know that suffered serious injuries while showing off, well actually one was just taking a risk he always takes.

I mentioned to Clyde that I was glad he was not such a hot dogger like those guys.  He said he didn't have the nerve for daring stunts.  He was more like a cold puppy than a hot dogger.

I'll take a cold puppy any day!

 Sad Puppy Clip Art | sad dog in his bed - public domain clip art image @ wpclipart.com: Here is the link to this cute cartoon that is listed in the Public Domain


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/423338433693570256/

 

 

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


 

 

One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/newriverartist

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Thursday!

40% off Regular Price with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

 

 

 


 


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Horse Pasture     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://fineartamerica.com/featured/horse-pasture-kendall-kessler.html

 click on the 40"x 30" canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Dream Horse   Original  16" x 20" Acrylic  Painting   $670

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

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dream-horse-kendall-kessler.html

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

 

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Blue Ridge Morning  Original  24" x 18"   Oil Painting $864

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

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

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

 

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway Presents Second Illustration for Book and I want to ask Einstein...

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!

 https://youtu.be/m22GU5sVcsw

 

 

Don't forget!  My fantastic Yoga Teacher is offering free yoga classes all August at Life in Balance in Christiansburg, VA!  Check it out!  Mims is a great teacher and yoga has helped me out with some muscle problems.  Yes!!!!!


BlueFinCat2016 

Blue Fin Cat Stage One Acrylic  Painting NFS

Prints on Paper, Metal, and Canvas Available

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-fin-cat-stage-one-kendall-kessler.html

I am happy with my latest illustration for Fiddler at Mid Night's Farm House.  I am going to get a lot of them mostly done and then re-work them a little.  That is why they are all going to have the title Stage One.

Prints will be available of all stages!

Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work

KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Since we couldn't go swimming yesterday, we went for a walk and I managed to get a few Monarch photos I like.  I may add them to my Wildlife photography gallery or I may turn one into a creative oil painting.  Photography is a great medium, but oil painting is my passion.

I mentioned to Clyde an interesting post on Facebook.  The caption was if you could be stuck in an elevator with a famous person, who would you select?  I said Einstein and Clyde said Einstein would probably say, "Why did you bother me? I was having a great moment of relativity and you called me back to ask some question you think I can answer?

Well, that is the last time I try to talk to a famous person that is no longer with us, or at least, that is the last time I mention the desire to talk to one to Clyde.

I want a rain free day to go swimming.  I need to dunk Clyde in some water.

 


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


 

 

One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/newriverartist

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Tomorrow!

40% off Regular Price with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

 

 

 


 


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The Very Blue Ridge     Original  Oil  Painting   SOLD

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

Link to this Painting     http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-very-blue-ridge-kendall-kessler.html

 click on the 24"x 20" canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Natural Rhythm  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/natural-rhythm-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 36" x 24" canvas print size for the special!

 

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Waving Original  Acrylic Painting NFS

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

              Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/waving-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 24" x 20" size canvas print for the special offer

 

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Presents Second Illustration for Book and I want to ask Einstein...

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!

 https://youtu.be/m22GU5sVcsw

 

 

Don't forget!  My fantastic Yoga Teacher is offering free yoga classes all August at Life in Balance in Christiansburg, VA!  Check it out!  Mims is a great teacher and yoga has helped me out with some muscle problems.  Yes!!!!!


BlueFinCat2016 

Blue Fin Cat Stage One Acrylic  Painting NFS

Prints on Paper, Metal, and Canvas Available

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-fin-cat-stage-one-kendall-kessler.html

I am happy with my latest illustration for Fiddler at Mid Night's Farm House.  I am going to get a lot of them mostly done and then re-work them a little.  That is why they are all going to have the title Stage One.

Prints will be available of all stages!

Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work

KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Since we couldn't go swimming yesterday, we went for a walk and I managed to get a few Monarch photos I like.  I may add them to my Wildlife photography gallery or I may turn one into a creative oil painting.  Photography is a great medium, but oil painting is my passion.

I mentioned to Clyde an interesting post on Facebook.  The caption was if you could be stuck in an elevator with a famous person, who would you select?  I said Einstein and Clyde said Einstein would probably say, "Why did you bother me? I was having a great moment of relativity and you called me back to ask some question you think I can answer?

Well, that is the last time I try to talk to a famous person that is no longer with us, or at least, that is the last time I mention the desire to talk to one to Clyde.

I want a rain free day to go swimming.  I need to dunk Clyde in some water.

 


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


 

 

One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/newriverartist

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Tomorrow!

40% off Regular Price with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

 

 

 


 


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The Very Blue Ridge     Original  Oil  Painting   SOLD

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

Link to this Painting     http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-very-blue-ridge-kendall-kessler.html

 click on the 24"x 20" canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Natural Rhythm  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/natural-rhythm-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 36" x 24" canvas print size for the special!

 

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Waving Original  Acrylic Painting NFS

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

              Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/waving-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 24" x 20" size canvas print for the special offer

 

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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist Presents First Book Illustration and Cloud Talk...

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!

 https://youtu.be/m22GU5sVcsw

 

Don't forget!  My fantastic Yoga Teacher is offering free yoga classes all August at Life in Balance in Christiansburg, VA!  Check it out!  Mims is a great teacher and yoga has helped me out with some muscle problems.  Yes!!!!!


Screechstageone2016 

Spiral  Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

Prints on Paper, Metal, and Canvas Available

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/screech-stage-one-kendall-kessler.html

I am real pleased with my progress so far on the illustrations for Fiddler at Mid Night Farms House.  I talked with the publisher a few days ago and was quite surprised at the number of illustrations she wants for the book which will be about 112-114 pages.  So far, Clyde has 80 poems but he said he can add others if I can't get enough illustrations done between now and October 1st.

I have finished the cover and will put it up soon but above is the first illustration of an expressive screech owl.  I will probably modify it somewhat so I have it uploaded as Screech Stage One.  I want to get to the first stage of a lot of illustrations so I can figure out how much time I have left to fine tune them.


Anyway, prints will be available of all stages!


Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Yesterday Clyde and I went to Claytor Lake for a short swim.  The sky was cloudy and even though it wasn't supposed to rain Clyde was concerned about a black cloud that was forming.  He studies weather patterns and I ask him before I check the local report.

 

When we got there people were swimming.  As soon as we plunked down our chairs everybody was called out of the water.  We waited a while under the awning and, as usual, Clyde had a comment on most people's reactions to a little water.  He said you would think the devil was coming down on them.

Today I asked Clyde if we could go swimming.  He said he read the clouds and they said put on a bathing suit, drive to the lake and see what happens.  I dare you.

It is raining right now.

 


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


 

 

One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/newriverartist

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Tuesday!

40% off Regular Price with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

 

 

 


 


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The Very Blue Ridge     Original  Oil  Painting   SOLD

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

Link to this Painting     http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-very-blue-ridge-kendall-kessler.html

 click on the 24"x 20" canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Natural Rhythm  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/natural-rhythm-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 36" x 24" canvas print size for the special!

 

Waving2012

Waving Original  Acrylic Painting NFS

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

              Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/waving-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 24" x 20" size canvas print for the special offer

 

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

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to sell some Music without Words and Chased by a Ground Hog...

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!

 

 https://youtu.be/m22GU5sVcsw

 

 

Don't forget!  My fantastic Yoga Teacher is offering free yoga classes all August at Life in Balance in Christiansburg, VA!  Check it out!  Mims is a great teacher and yoga has helped me out with some muscle problems.  Yes!!!!!


Spiral2012 

Spiral  Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

I am so pleased to sell a large canvas print of Spiral to a great California patron!  This painting is from my Center of my Mind paintings.  All of these paintings are like music without words.  I love all levels of abstraction and am very proud of the sensuous movement in this one!

Prints on Paper, Metal, and Canvas Available

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/spiral-kendall-kessler.html

Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work

KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I am still working on buying food that won't harm us.  We spend a lot of money on organic products and I make my own bread with a bread machine.  Still, I have read that to avoid GMOS I need to also get organic sugar.  Clyde is going to see if he can get it in bulk since the packets at the grocery store are so expensive.

 

I hope there is no funny business going on with these products.  They say they are certified but I wouldn't put it past people to lie about that.  How would I know?


Any way, I mentioned to Clyde that it would be nice if we could grow our own food without pesticides.  We don't even grow a few things due to the huge population of ground hogs in our neighborhood. 

 

If we started a garden a ground hog would chase us into our house squawking and thumbing its nose at us.

 


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


 

 

One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/newriverartist

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Tuesday!

40% off Regular Price with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

 

 

 


 


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The Very Blue Ridge     Original  Oil  Painting   SOLD

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

Link to this Painting     http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-very-blue-ridge-kendall-kessler.html

 click on the 24"x 20" canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Natural Rhythm  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/natural-rhythm-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 36" x 24" canvas print size for the special!

 

Waving2012

Waving Original  Acrylic Painting NFS

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

              Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/waving-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 24" x 20" size canvas print for the special offer

 

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

Monday, August 15, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway is about to start Cover Illustrations and The Tight Rope

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!

 https://youtu.be/m22GU5sVcsw

 

 

I am about half way through Clyde's manuscript and I have a lot of ideas for illustrations.  The publisher wants five so I think I will start one I am sure I want to include.  Hope to get to it today.

Don't forget!  My fantastic Yoga Teacher is offering free yoga classes all August at Life in Balance in Christiansburg, VA!  Check it out!  Mims is a great teacher and yoga has helped me out with some muscle problems.  Yes!!!!!


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Mid Spring on The New River   Original 34" x 23" Oil Pastel Painting $1504

Prints on Paper, Metal, and Canvas Available

Link to this painting  http://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/mid-spring-on-the-new-river-kendall-kessler.html

Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work

KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

During our visit to see relatives we had some very interesting chats with relatives.  As usual, I learned more about computers from my brother who has a doctorate in Computer Science while I am maybe a little better than a chimp randomly hitting the keys.

My younger sister reminded me of a saying of Dad's that my Mother also repeated on occasion.

When it comes to our mental health, we are all walking a tight rope.

I would like to think my tight rope is over a lake and once in a while I belly flop but I get right back on.

Clyde said if his were over a lake there would be a herd of elephants waiting for him when he slipped off.

Maybe his is a few feet off of one of the mountain ranges he loves and where he is happiest.  Now, that's a nice thought from the old lady.  Pat that back!

 


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


 

 

One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/newriverartist

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Wednesday!

40% off Regular Price with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

 

 

 


 


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Poppy View     Original  Oil  Painting   SOLD

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

 click on the 20"x 16" canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/poppy-view-kendall-kessler.htmlbreakcloudscopyright

A Break in the Clouds  Original  Oil Painting   Sold

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

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-break-in-the-clouds-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 36" x 24" canvas print size for the special!

 

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Riverview at Dusk 16" x 20"  Acrylic Painting $670

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

              Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html

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

 

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

Friday, August 12, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Working Away and Something for the Staff

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I hope to have a new one tomorrow!

 https://youtu.be/5icgrsHqkBk

 

 

Still reading great poetry and coming up with illustrations for Fiddler at Midnight's Farm House.  Clyde's poetry is great and I would say that even if I weren't his wife.  I have always admired writers and wanted to marry one.  I never went looking for one. Strange how things work out.  He asked me out.  I didn't go after him.  I got what I wished for!


Don't forget!  My fantastic Yoga Teacher is offering free yoga classes all August at Life in Balance in Christiansburg, VA!  Check it out!  Mims is a great teacher and yoga has helped me out with some muscle problems.  Yes!!!!!



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Near Purgatory   Original Oil Painting Sold

Prints on Paper, Metal, and Canvas Available

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/near-purgatory-kendall-kessler.html

Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work

KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Well, this is something new.  When we were away and staying in a very nice hotel, I noticed something strange on the last day when we were packing up.

I like to bring snacks on trips and I brought some bags of candy and separate pieces of Russel Stover's candy in foil.  I know I  brought a lot of those and I had only eaten one of them.  Clyde said he had also just had one.

There were only two on the last day.  I think the cleaning crew may have helped themselves.  I was surprised that this hotel did not have a safe in the room so I took my small box of jewelry with me every day.  I didn't think I needed to take my chocolates with me.

Since I wasn't positive about the chocolate I left a tip anyway.  I'll bet that crew would love to see us again.  A tip and chocolate! They got something out of that visit, too!

 


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


 

 

One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/newriverartist

 

Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Wednesday!

40% off Regular Price with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

 

 

 


 


poppy2 (1)

Poppy View     Original  Oil  Painting   SOLD

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

 click on the 20"x 16" canvas print for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/poppy-view-kendall-kessler.htmlbreakcloudscopyright

A Break in the Clouds  Original  Oil Painting   Sold

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

Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-break-in-the-clouds-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the 36" x 24" canvas print size for the special!

 

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Riverview at Dusk 16" x 20"  Acrylic Painting $670

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

              Link to this painting  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html

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

 

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