KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Another Floral, and The Place to be...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am taking a break from Blue Ridge Parkway paintings and am back to my Kendall Expressions paintings.  I am very proud of these paintings.  I have always been and Expressionist at heart and all of my paintings have an expressive flare.  In these paintings I am letting my expressive side take over for exceptionally vibrant works!


I hope to have my latest one up soon!  Here is another floral favorite!


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Taking a Break 30"x 40" Oil  Painting    $2425

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/taking-a-break-kendall-kessler.html



 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


I like to include as much humor as I can in my blog and most of it is supplied by The Word Man.  He cracks me up on a daily basis but sometimes I see something on Facebook that I think is so good I like to put it here. 

The other day there was a great joke that looks sexist at first.  I love it!

Women belong in the kitchen

Men belong in the kitchen

Everybody belongs in the kitchen

The kitchen has food.

It is definitely my favorite place, except when I have to cook or do dishes.  Oh well.  All great things have a price!


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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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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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!

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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 50" x 40"  Canvas print size for the special

 

 



 eagleexpress (1)Eagle Fire    Original 16"x20" 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" size for the special




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Monday, March 23, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Spring Paintings, and Kick the Can.....

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


So glad to have finished my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting!  I hope to have it up today or tomorrow for sale and for print purchases!

Here are two more favorites from my portfolio!

You can see what is on my mind right now!


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Rushing Water  16"x 20" Oil  Painting    $660

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/rushing-water-kendall-kessler.html


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Wildflower Magic  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/wildflower-magic-kendall-kessler.html

 

Life with the Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

My computer rants go on and on.  Again, I want to be sure to emphasize that I think the computer is an amazing machine. I wouldn't have a clue on how to make one and it does a lot of work for me.  Still, it drives me crazy.  Clyde  also has many computer gripes and, as I have said before, he tells people to open the window and let gravity do the work.

Now he has another solution.  Remember kick the can?  Well he thinks I could alleviate my frustrations if I play kick the computer down the street!  If they weren't so expensive I think I would be very tempted to do that.


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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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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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!

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Breakers at Pawleys Island  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/breakers-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Old Fashioned Kitchen Again    Original 10"x8" 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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-fashioned-kitchen-again-kendall-kessler.html


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




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Friday, March 20, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Blue Ridge Parkway paintings, and The Race...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I have worked very hard on my latest large Blue Ridge Parkway painting.  It really has been an arm wrestling experience but I am very close to the end now so I thought I would put it up here.  It will be a while longer before it is available for purchase or prints.

IMG_209530" x 40" Blue Ridge Oil Painting  No title yet  Will be available for purchase and prints soon


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A Break in the Clouds   30"x 40" 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/a-break-in-the-clouds-kendall-kessler.html


A Break in the Clouds is my best-selling painting on my website! 

 

A Break in the Clouds is a colorful view of Rock Castle Gorge which is near Rocky Knob on the Blue RIdge Parkway where my husband does much of his research on birds and butterflies. This painting has the most complex system of clouds of all of my landscapes. I am always fascinated with various atmospheric effects in this beautiful mountain region.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

My husband is always playing with words which is a lot of fun for me.  I love word play.  He definitely married his best audience.  I knew he wrote before we got married but I didn't know how much fun his word play was until afterwards.  I have been either laughing or fascinated by his creativity ever since.

His latest one is on the human race.   I believe if people would take the study of History seriously then we wouldn't keep repeating events that cause us harm.

Since we keep repeating errors Clyde has decided that the origin of the phrase human race was because we keep going around and around in circles.  I hope we never get to a finish line, but we certainly have been capable of the end of the world scenario for a long time.  Anyone that isn't aware of that fact should brush up on their knowledge of History. 

It is my opinion that History is the most important subject in school.  I wish everyone agreed with that.  Oh well, some of Clyde's word play is more thoughtful than funny.  I like it all!


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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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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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!

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Breakers at Pawleys Island  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/breakers-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Old Fashioned Kitchen Again    Original 10"x8" 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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-fashioned-kitchen-again-kendall-kessler.html


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




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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Suggestion Paintings, and You have to have one to Lose one...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



Here is another Suggestion Series paintings and a place I wish I could be at right now!


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Flower Fall Original  Acrylic  Painting    NFS

Flower Fall 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 flowers that looked like they were falling began to appear so I emphasized that motion and added a few more flowers. I am especially pleased with the subtle contrast in this one that presents a serene mood.



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/flower-fall-kendall-kessler.html



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Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand  30"x 40" Acrylic  Painting    $2430

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/pawleys-island-sunrise-in-the-sand-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

Life with the Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Painting is such a difficult pursuit.  One minute it is great and then what you thought was great doesn't seem so great after all.  The ups and downs can be very hard on a person's mental outlook.  Years ago a friend that worked in an asylum said artists live on the edge of sanity.  They walk a tight rope that most people don't understand.  He was also a painter.


Sometimes I get so involved in a painting that it becomes too important.  I always back away then and say it is only a painting.  It may seem like a matter of life or death to me, but it is only a painting.


The other day I was having such a difficult time that it was getting me down.  Sometimes I think I am losing my mind but I have too good a sense of humor to let that happen.  I asked Clyde if he ever felt like he was losing his mind.  He said in order to lose a mind you have to have one first.

Okay.  Good point!  I'm laughing again!



 

 

 

 

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

 

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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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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!

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Breakers at Pawleys Island  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/breakers-at-pawleys-island-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Old Fashioned Kitchen Again    Original 10"x8" 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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-fashioned-kitchen-again-kendall-kessler.html


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




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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Blue Ridge Discovery Center News, and Two Squirrels Could do a Better Job...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Now that the weather is warmer, be sure to go to The Blue Ridge Discovery Center for great Spring and Summer Happenings!

Here is the link!

http://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/

I am still hard at work on a 30"x40" Blue Ridge Parkway oil painting!  Should be done soon!

Here are some more of my Suggestion Series!  They are getting stronger and stronger!


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Apple a Day  Original  Acrylic  Painting    NFS

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

 Apple a Day 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 apple shape began to appear so I made it into a very lively still life. I am especially pleased with the brushwork in this one.

Link to this painting   

html http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/apple-a-day-kendall-kessler.html

 


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Break Time Original  Acrylic  Painting    NFS

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

 This time a can shape began to appear so I made it into another fun  still life. I am especially pleased with the color contrast  in this one.

 

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/break-time-kendall-kessler.


 

Life with the Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I love all the arts and if I had a bunch of lives I would seriously pursue every one of them!  I live to paint but I also play the piano and line dance.


I have the greatest respect for artists and I hate it when people won't hire an artist when they need one.  I am talking about commercials that have the people that are advertising act out skits to sell.  That really gets on my nerves.  I can't get to the mute button fast enough.

Locally, there are two businessmen that put on skits on commercials that are horrible!  They make me appreciate actors and all they go through to master their craft.

They are so bad that I honestly think I could do a better job and I have never had an acting lesson.

Clyde says two squirrels from out back yard could audition for the commercial and do better even if they were hired to play themselves.




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Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions

 

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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


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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!

 
Magenta Fall  Original 9" x 12"  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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/2-magenta-fall-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Another Kendall Expression painting, and I forgot to Attach it...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


My latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting is really coming along!  Painting can be such a great experience!  Sometimes it is so aggravating that I want to quit but right now I am riding a wave!  Yes!


Here is another of my Kendall Expressions paintings.  I have been looking for this file and was glad to finally find it.  Cheers!

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Peace   10"x 8" 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/peace-kendall-kessler.html

 

Peace is one of my paintings in my Kendall Expressions. These paintings are only slightly based on people and things in the world. They are coloristic take offs that involve my own color and brushwork choices that express myself.

I am very pleased with these paintings! Be sure to check out the Kendall Expressions gallery on my front page!


 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


I have so many things to remember all the time.  Between my artwork, promotion, housework, and records I am always trying to get things straight.

We have greatly changed our diet due to a friend's testimony to the great benefits of organic food.  She has two cancer stricken friends that are actually improving without chemo.  They both went organic.  That is all the proof I need.  I am not afraid of dying but I am petrified of chemotherapy.

Because of this change we have to go to many different stores to get what we need.  My favorite organic seasoning has to be bought thirty miles away where Clyde works.  I have been reminding him of this but he keeps forgetting.  Yesterday I told myself to be sure to put the old canister out to remind him. 

Of course, I forgot.  I was so pleased this morning when he called and said he remembered.  I told him I was going to attach the empty canister to his arm after he went to bed so he would remember, but I forgot.

He said he attached it right after he took his morning shower. LOL!  Yes, I am getting this great spice today!


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

 

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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 IMG_1664

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!

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Magenta Fall  Original 9" x 12"  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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/2-magenta-fall-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Stepping Stones on The New River  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/stepping-stones-on-the-new-river-kendall-kessler.html


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




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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Conflower Drawing, and I think we need a new Computer...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I have reached the turning point in my latest painting and am pleased that I think the hair pulling phase is over.  I think it will be clear sailing to the end now, I hope.


Here is another floral that I have been looking for.  Sometimes my files get put in the wrong folder.


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Coneflower Twirl  16"x 12" Acrylic  Painting    $394

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/coneflower-twirl-kendall-kessler.html


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. This drawing is in a white mat. Buyer can have it framed to suit his or her taste.

 

 

Life with the Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

After a number of days of frustration with this machine that is extremely helpful and extremely aggravating, I am frustrated but not giving up.

Still can't get the software I paid for to work properly and I don't have the time to do the computer chore it is supposed to do for me. I keep at it with support and hope to clear up the problems soon.

Last night after a particularly grueling session with this machine I went into the other room and told my husband that I thought we needed a new computer. 

He asked why and I said because I just saw the one we have fly out the window.




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

 

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.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 IMG_1664

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!

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Magenta Fall  Original 9" x 12"  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://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/2-magenta-fall-kendall-kessler.html

 

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

 

 



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Stepping Stones on The New River  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/stepping-stones-on-the-new-river-kendall-kessler.html


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




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