KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, 1000 Views, and Mirror Phobia...


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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So tired!  I guess Line Dancing last night wore me out.  We didn't dance that much but I guess it was all the other things I did that added to my pooped out feeling!  Still have lots to do so I better, as Aunt Bee told Otis, get to it!!!

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Blue Ridge Parkway Cloud Burst  Original 40" x 30" Oil Painting $2430

This landscape just passed the 1000th view mark!


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

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

 

I came across a very interesting fact that made me laugh at first.  There actually is a fear of mirrors phobia.  Of course, I had to tell Clyde in hopes that he would come up with another mirror joke.  I laughed because I figured the fear was how one looks, especially if weight has been gained or hair lost.

My favorite Clyde mirror joke is the one about how the mirror wants to die so it doesn't have to reflect us anymore and come back in the next life as a dog dish.  He didn't come up with anything this time.

Spectrophobia is a fear of spirits appearing in a mirror, especially in the dark!  That's one fear I don't have and don't want!  I have enough night mares thank you very much.  LOL!

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

 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  24"x 18" Oil  Painting    $864

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the   40" x30" canvas print size for the special!

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Blue Ridge Meadow Sunset Original  Pastel Painting has been Sold

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

 

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Apple a Day  Original  Acrylic Painting NFS

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

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Working Away, and When Noahs Ark Lands in Radford...


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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 I am just about done on a commission.  I am very pleased with the results.  It is in the style of my Suggestions paintings but I had the subject matter before I started.  I always welcome commissions and get great compliments on them!

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The Following  Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

 

I like to wear skirts.  When we were first married I wore them a lot and then for some reason I just started wearing pants most of the time.  Recently I found the greatest skirt!  It is a pull on so it isn't binding no matter how much I eat.   I hate the way pants bind in the waist.  It is so uncomfortable.

I am definitely going to look for more of these easy wear, easy care skirts.  I told Clyde he should get back to the dress of one of his ancestral groups,  the Scottish, and wear a kilt for comfort.  He said he would wear a kilt when Noah's Ark lands in Radford.  Lots of rain out there today but I don't think he will be wearing one anytime soon. LOL!

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If you like my work but don't have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything but the kitchen sink on

 

 

Zazzle!

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

 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 cloudswirlpoocopyright

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  40"x 30" Oil  Painting    $864

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the   40" x30" canvas print size for the special!

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Blue Ridge Meadow Sunset Original  Pastel Painting has been Sold

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Apple a Day  Original  Acrylic Painting NFS

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

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Sale, and Car Ventilation System...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Real pleased to sell my first pillow with one of my most popular paintings on it! I hope the buyer doesn't sit on it.  LOL!

 

The company, Fine Art America, that sells my prints on paper and canvas have begun to add some other items. Their printing is top notch so I agreed to sell my images on phones, duvet covers, pillows, etc.

I also have that covered on Zazzle.  I don't have as many images on items there as I do on Fine Art America.  But I will certainly take requests.


 burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

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

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

 

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

When I am on the computer I often run into the next room to tell Clyde when I see a good funny!  I am always hoping he can add to it.  This one has a serious note to it, but it is still funny.  On Facebook there was a picture of a car with a broken back glass.  The caption was, Free Car Ventilation Service.  Leave a dog in an over heated car and we will do the rest!

 

 

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

 

If you like my work but don't have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything but the kitchen sink on

 

 

Zazzle!

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

 

 

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

 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 cloudswirlpoocopyright

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  40"x 30" Oil  Painting    $864

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the   40" x30" canvas print size for the special!

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Mabry Mill in Fall Original 20" x 16 Oil Painting $670

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

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Breakers at Pawleys Island  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Commission, and Where is it?

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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 In spite of the aggravations of my current painting I still have hair on my head!  The work went much better today and I am pleased to begin work on a commissioned painting!  A great Virginia patron saw my latest Suggestion painting, Terrier Tug, and asked me to paint a red blood hound in the same style.

I will get started on that as soon as I finish this blog.  Commissions are always welcome!

Computers really suck up the time!

 

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

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

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

 Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

 I don't have an original funny today but Clyde and I both like a cute joke I saw on Facebook.

At my age getting lucky is finding my car in a parking lot!

Love it!

Image result for funny car cartoons in public domain


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

 

If you like my work but don't have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything but the kitchen sink on

Zazzle!

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

 

 

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

 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 cloudswirlpoocopyright

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  40"x 30" Oil  Painting    $864

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the   40" x30" canvas print size for the special!

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Mabry Mill in Fall Original 20" x 16 Oil Painting $670

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

Link to this painting http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/mabry-mill-in-fall-kendall-kessler.html

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

 

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Breakers at Pawleys Island  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards 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 20" size for the special

 

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

 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Not going Crazy and What?

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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You really have to love painting to put up with the aggravation.  Sometimes it is so difficult and then I remember that I don't let them drive me nuts and just keep going.  My portrait of my husband is bugging me big time and I may have to alter the whole thing.  I am not going to scrap it but it does have some problems that must be worked out.

I can't explain most of what is bothering me but another artist would understand.  I need to get to the end and put it away.  It is amazing how most of my paintings improve greatly with age.  They are just like people that you love.  No matter how old they get, they still look great!

 

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Scent  Original Acrylic Painting  NFS

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

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


 Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

The other day Clyde was telling me about some symptoms that seemed like menopause.  Hot flashes and other things that we women go through.  I asked him if he was going through Manopause.

He said no but he was sure he was going through Stupidinfinity.  The stupid never ends.  Just keeps going.

Not true, but it is a cute joke!

 




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

 

If you like my work but don't have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything but the kitchen sink on

Zazzle!

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

 

 

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

 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 cloudswirlpoocopyright

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  40"x 30" Oil  Painting    $864

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the   40" x30" canvas print size for the special!

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Red Mane Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

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

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

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

 

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Burning Shore  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Going Swimming and Lose a Calorie for Me...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am so looking forward to swimming in Claytor Lake today!  I have been in three times this summer and hope to get there many more times before the end.  Summers really do fly and winters walk as Charles Schultz said in one of his Peanuts comics.


Between the weather and all my work it is difficult to get there but I try hard to find the time.  Got to swim!

 

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Claytor Lake Cabin in Fall   Original Oil Painting  NFS

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 Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

When Clyde and I were first married I was very conscious of weight control as I have been most of my life.  I was worried that I would start to lose the battle of the bulge so I made sure I exercised every day.  One day as I was working out in our bedroom Clyde was lying down eating some vanilla wafers.  He looked at me and said, "Lose a calorie for me!"  Now, that would be great if someone could work out for you and you could just lie down and eat!

Some genius needs to work on that one!

 




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

 

If you like my work but don't have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything but the kitchen sink on

Zazzle!

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

 

 

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

 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 cloudswirlpoocopyright

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  40"x 30" Oil  Painting    $864

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the   40" x30" canvas print size for the special!

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Red Mane Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

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

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

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

 

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Burning Shore  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Happy Patron, and Heave them out the Door...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I am editing another one today!

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I live to paint. I really do and it is great when I find homes for my originals.  The patron in Richmond emailed me to say the painting is perfect, looks better than the listing, and my packaging was perfect!  I love to hear all that since computer monitors are all set up differently.

I order greeting cards of my work once in a while to check on how the work looks online. So far, I am doing a great job.  Still, that doesn't mean the viewer is seeing exactly what I have uploaded so it is great to hear from happy patrons!

I am also an amateur pianist and I love to play my piano every day.  It is hard to find the time but I usually can get in a decent amount of time.   I am concerned that my fingers are not as good as they used to be. They don't hurt, so I don't think I have arthritis, just some stiffness from age.

Oh well,  I can still play and enjoy it very much.  I was adding my music to my Youtube videos but that got to be too time consuming and Youtube has great background music!

 

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Fairlawn Eve Stage One   Original Oil Painting  NFS

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 Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Ants, ants, ants.  They were having quite a party in the bedroom. Now they have adjourned to the bath room again.  I put out the drops and a queen dies but others must take her place because they are all over the counter once again.

They snub their noses at me and give me dirty looks because I haven't put out any drops today.  We are getting low on the stuff and Clyde is not sure he can get more.  I think a friend gave him this bottle.  Guess I will have to go online for more.

I am about ready to pick them up one at a time and heave them out the door!  See how fast they come back in for drops after that.

 




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

 

If you like my work but don't have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything but the kitchen sink on

Zazzle!

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

 

 

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

 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on Special all  July !

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 cloudswirlpoocopyright

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  40"x 30" Oil  Painting    $864

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

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/cloud-swirl-over-the-peaks-of-otter-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the   40" x30" canvas print size for the special!

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Red Mane Original Acrylic  Painting NFS

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

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

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

 

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Burning Shore  Original  Oil Painting has been Sold

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

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

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

 

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