KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Monday, March 2, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Christiansburg Paintings, and Smoke Signals...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I wanted to get back to my latest large Blue Ridge Parkway Vista but my son is home sick and I have to take him to the doctor during the good light time.  Oh well, I have plenty of other things to do that are not light dependent.  Here is one of my few watermedia works.

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Near Reeds Again 20"x 30" Acrylic  Painting    $1230

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Near Reeds Again is the companion piece to Near Reeds which was done in oil pastel.  Years ago I did a show called Dual Images.  I did the same subject matter twice but in a different medium. 


Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/near-reeds-again-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Yesterday we had a young friend help us out with our new TV problem.  Our provider sent us a letter stating that we had to add some sort of transformer box to all our sets or lose channels.  As usual, the instructions didn't make any sense to us so we needed to call in the reserves.


It turns out that after the box installation we need to use two remotes to turn on the sets!  The old one is used to turn it on and off and the new remote is used to change channels.  If that order is not used the set is scramble and does not work.


We put labels on the remotes and guess what?  I picked up the wrong one, the one that we used to use to change channels and the TV died right before my eyes.  Clyde does not remember what our friend said to do to restore the set so we will have to call him.


I also had him help me with my software that is supposed to help me with Twitter retweets.  I had missed one simple step and was so glad that was fixed.  Well, it still isn't working.  I hate being so technologically challenged. 

Clyde says we are technologically not even there, let alone challenged. He says if TV and phones get anymore complicated we will probably be using smoke signals and throwing rocks.  If the smoke signals don't work we can throw rocks to get attention.  LOL!

There was a day when a set was turned on and the dial changed the channels.  What was wrong with that? I only want a few channels.  The digital takeover forced us to get cable because we lost PBS.



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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is on special all March!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  for the 40% discount.

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Silver Lining at Pawleys Island  30"x 22" Acrylic  Painting    $1350

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/silver-lining-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html


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


burningshorecopyrightBurning 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Into the Gorge  Original 9" x12" Oil Painting $236

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/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html


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




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Friday, February 27, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Suggestion Paintings, and Because I am Psycho...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am anxious to get to work on my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting.  I had to order paint recently and for some reason I am having a hard time getting a good cerulean blue.  That color was fantastic when I was young but for some reason it seems to have become chalky. 

I ordered some very expensive small tubes and was amazed that the color wasn't as good as the less expensive large tubes.  Go figure!   I think I have enough for today and I have another order in.


Meanwhile, here is my latest Suggestion painting!  Real proud of this one!


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Fantasy Universe  Original  Acrylic painting NFS

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




Fantasy Universe 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 nebulous spheres showed up so I decided to turn the scene into a fantasy universe. Outer space gone amok! I am especially pleased with the energy in this one.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

My husband's sense of humor is different to say the least.  Most of it is based on word play which makes sense since he is a poet.  He cracks me up all the time but sometimes the humor is not so funny as it is clever.


The other day he decided to walk to a small store that has a small grill when we were socked in with the snow.  It is only a five minute walk and he walks as much as possible.   He wanted to know if I wanted a Mountain Dew which I love but only drink once a week since it has so much caffeine and I am not a good sleeper.


Before he asked I was just about to ask him to get me one.  I told him he read my mind.  He replied that he was psycho.  I said I think the work you are looking for is psychic.  He said he knew but psycho is more fun to say.

Okay.  Not worried.  I know he is a great guy!


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Lion Explosion  is on special all February!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Lion Explosion  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion  Original  16" x 20" 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://pixels.com/featured/lion-explosion-kendall-kessler.html


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


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Rehoboth Beach Houses  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/rehoboth-beach-houses-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Riverview at Dusk  Original 16" x 20" 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/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html


Click on the   20" x 24" size for the special




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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Floral Still Life, and Who are you talking to?

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Lots of New Wordpress friends!  If you haven't seen my first Youtube about my best selling print on The Mindy Project, please check it out!  There were a lot of shots of it on the show last night.  It is across from Mindy's desk and when she sat in the chair by the window it was visible.  The show is in it's third season and is very funny!

 https://www.youtube.com/user/Newriverartist

 


Here is my latest still life.  I don't have a title for it and it isn't anywhere else on the internet.  It will be on Etsy tonight and hopefully prints will be available tomorrow on my website!  I am very pleased with the brushwork and color in this one!


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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


I like to argue with inanimate objects.  I yell at my computer mouse all the time.  It is battery operated and likes to lose contact with the computer frequently.  I wish I had a cat to feed it to sometimes.

Anyway, last night I was working with my weight to help strengthen my pathetic arms.  I have always had weak arms and had a frozen shoulder a number of years ago so I try to swim once a week and use a weight at night.

Clyde put on the clean sheets and they were sagging at the end of the bed.  I keep my weight under the bed.  After I did the lifts I was trying to put the weight back but it kept getting caught on the bed spread so I yelled at it to get in there.

Clyde asked who I was talking to under the bed.  Yeah, I guess that does sound bad but it was just my weight, dear!  No guys under the bed.


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Lion Explosion  is on special all February!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Lion Explosion  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion  Original  16" x 20" 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://pixels.com/featured/lion-explosion-kendall-kessler.html


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


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Rehoboth Beach Houses  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/rehoboth-beach-houses-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Riverview at Dusk  Original 16" x 20" 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/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html


Click on the   20" x 24" size for the special




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Monday, February 23, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Rock Castle Gorge, and God sent me a Message...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am very pleased with my new Blue Ridge Parkway painting.  It is only in the second stage but I think it is coming along beautifully!  I ran into a great teacher from Radford University and she said students still talk about how much they learned from me!  What a great compliment!


It has been one of those days.  I wanted to put up one of my architecture paintings but I can't find the file in my folders so, since I have so much to do tonight I will just put up something from my collection here.  Cheers!


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Summer Path at Rock Castle Gorge  Original  30" x 40" Oil Painting    $2430

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Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/summer-path-at-rock-castle-gorge-kendall-kessler.html





Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Scammers, scammers, and more scammers!  Yikes!  I am getting one or two every day or so.  They all want so badly to get to know me.  I talk to Clyde about them all the time.  He says they may all be the same person posing as different guys.

Anyway the latest one wanted to know if I am having a good day, did I have a good night, and have I had my morning coffee yet.   Of course, I can't be absolutely sure this guy is a scammer but I am 99.9% sure.  If I am wrong and he comes across this blog, then sorry.  I sincerely doubt that is the case.  I communicate a little with them in case they aren't scammers and then I stop.

I have had a lot of clever lines from these people over the years and I fully expect to one day get a message that God told them to contact me and give them my bank account information.  I'll bet that is next!

 

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

 

Lion Explosion  is on special all February!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Lion Explosion  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion  Original  16" x 20" 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://pixels.com/featured/lion-explosion-kendall-kessler.html


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


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Rehoboth Beach Houses  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/rehoboth-beach-houses-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Riverview at Dusk  Original 16" x 20" 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/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html


Click on the   20" x 24" size for the special




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Friday, February 20, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Still Lifes, and Blue Ridge Discovery Center News...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am real pleased with my current still life and hope to finish it soon.  My newest Blue Ridge Parkway painting is also well under way.  Here are two favorite still lifes!  Mary Beth's Gift won second place in an International Show in Nogales Arizona!


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Mary Beth's Gift  14" x 17" Oil Painting    $476

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART


Link to this painting   http://pixels.com/featured/mary-beths-gift-kendall-kessler.html

Mary Beth's Gift is one of my favorite still lifes. I am especially pleased with the use of line and intense color contrast in this work. I have always believed that it is not what you do in art but how you do it. This plant was given to me by an office mate and I liked it so much that I decided to make it into a work of art. I found the perfect doily that adds to the strong linear accents and contrasts nicely with the complementary colors.

 

This pastel painting won second place in the Pastel Division at an International Juried Competition in Nogales, Arizona.


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Old Plant  Original  Oil Pastel  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://pixels.com/featured/old-plant-kendall-kessler.html


Old Plant is a vibrant painting of one of our planters by an open window. I am especially pleased with the strong patterns and value contrast in this work. I haven't met the medium I don't like and oil pastels are high on the list of favorites. My main medium is oil paint but I am also love pastels and have won awards in both from prominent artists.

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

It has been a while since I posted about the Blue Ridge Discovery Center that Clyde works with so here is some interesting news.   The hikes will start up again in the warm weather!

BioSurvey: Matthews State Forest

In support of and compliance with the Virginia State Forest’s objective to demonstrate and educate, Blue Ridge Discovery Center is proposing a multi-year biological survey of Matthews State Forest. Through this project, BRDC will also bring attention to wildlife habitat and water quality while providing relevant data for future land use planning.
To reinforce the educational component, BRDC will enlist science and art teachers based in the Galax, Grayson and Carroll counties region. Through these teachers, we will create groups of students to conduct the field studies under the direction of BRDC staff and volunteers from local universities and colleges.



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

 

Lion Explosion  is on special all February!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Lion Explosion  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion  Original  16" x 20" 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://pixels.com/featured/lion-explosion-kendall-kessler.html


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Golden Farm Scene  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://pixels.com/featured/golden-farm-scene-sketch-kendall-kessler.htmlClick on the 40" x 50" size for the special

 

 



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Radford High Day Lilies Original 11" x 14" Oil Painting $313

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Link to this painting        http://pixels.com/featured/radford-high-day-lilies-kendall-kessler.html


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




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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Suggestion Painting, and He is so Ucky...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I have finished the second layer of a floral still life that I am very pleased with!  Now I am going to get to work on a large Blue Ridge Parkway vista! Here is another Suggestion painting!


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Dancing Mushrooms  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/dancing-mushrooms-kendall-kessler.html


Dancing Mushrooms 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 shape that seemed like a mushroom appeared so I made it stronger and added another one with expressive brushwork around them. I am very
pleased with the energy in this one.



 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


I'm sure everyone knows about all the online scammers that get a photo of someone else and post as that person.  We women get bombarded with scammers that tell us we are beautiful so they can scam money out of us in one way or another.  I get those all the time but I am not always sure the person is a scammer so I communicate a little with them before getting rid of them.


My latest two scammers that use the flattery method have been on Twitter.  One of them I knew right away  was a scammer and I did not respond.  The other one I was not so sure about so I said thank you.  He then asked if I was married and I replied that I was.

His next comment cracked me up.  He said my husband is so ucky.  Well, I don't think he is ucky at all.  Of course it was a typo which he corrected with the next comment.  My husband is lucky according to him.  After a few more comments I was convinced he was a scammer and unfollowed him. 


The sad thing is that I do get these all the time so I guess some poor women are falling for their tricks or I wouldn't keep getting them.  Lots of creeps on the internet!  Watch out ladies!


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

 

Lion Explosion  is on special all February!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Lion Explosion  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion  Original  16" x 20" 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://pixels.com/featured/lion-explosion-kendall-kessler.html


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Golden Farm Scene  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://pixels.com/featured/golden-farm-scene-sketch-kendall-kessler.htmlClick on the 40" x 50" size for the special

 

 



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Radford High Day Lilies Original 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://pixels.com/featured/radford-high-day-lilies-kendall-kessler.html


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

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Monarch Paintings, and They would be in here with Us...


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am anxious to get to work on a still life.  The flowers aren't going to last forever and I don't want to go anywhere.  I just hope the guys are quiet to I can get some work done.  Glad I have an exhaust fan.  It covers up a multitude of noises.


Here is one of my few water media paintings.  I don't have this one up anywhere but I will have it on Etsy this evening.


monarchonredMonarch on Red  Original Tempera on paper    $646


Here is the companion piece that is available for prints on my website


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Monarch  Original  15" x 21" Oil Painting    $652

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, Greeting Cards, pillows, !phone and galaxy phone cases Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART


Link to this painting    http://pixels.com/featured/monarch-kendall-kessler.html



 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Radford is awaiting a huge snow storm and Clyde has a lot of bird seed out.   He has been griping about the squirrels.  They get a lot of the seed.  According to the Bird Man, squirrels get lazy in the winter and go on Bird Seed Welfare.

I asked him what the squirrels are supposed to do.  Don't they just hide away with their nuts?  He said if that were true, they would be in here with us.

Droll, very droll.


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

 

Lion Explosion  is on special all February!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30"x 40" canvas print of Lion Explosion  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion  Original  16" x 20" 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://pixels.com/featured/lion-explosion-kendall-kessler.html


goldenfarmsmallscketch (1)

Golden Farm Scene  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://pixels.com/featured/golden-farm-scene-sketch-kendall-kessler.htmlClick on the 40" x 50" size for the special

 

 



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Radford High Day Lilies Original 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://pixels.com/featured/radford-high-day-lilies-kendall-kessler.html


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

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