KENDALL KESSLER'S OIL PAINTING DIARY

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Favorite Florals, and ARGHHH!!!

 Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Here are two more favorite florals!  I never tire of painting flowers.  They brighten our world!

peggysgardenbig (1)Peggy's Garden  Original  11"x14" Oil Painting   $313

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Peggy's Garden is a colorful Radford City garden. Peggy is a friend and she has always preferred gardening to housework. Her grounds are stunning. This view is just the beginning of an exceptional home garden


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Butterfly View  Original  11"x14" Oil Painting   $313

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Butterfly View is a small oil painting of an intimate look at one of our Butterfly bushes. This is a colorful painting with a soft textural surface. My husband, Clyde Kessler, spends a lot of his time researching the birds and butterflies of this region. The painting is in a solid oak molded frame.



Life with The Word and Bird Man -Clyde Kessler

Computers are great in many ways but I HATE how you have to keep learning about them.  I am the perfect example of the old dog you can't teach new tricks to.  I am forever complaining about this machine to my husband who knows a lot more about them than I do.  He sits in front of one all day at his job.

I sit in front of one mainly to promote my artwork.  I live to paint but I can't  take them with me so I work hard to find homes for them.

My computer rant today is every time a site informs me of the great new changes it has made I let out a groan.  They rarely seem like better changes to me and I am always lost at first.  I get tripped up by little things I 'll bet most people are not bothered by.  I am computer challenged.

Okay!  Rant over.  Back to the good life!  Cheers!


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

Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all December!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Mountains folder  and click on the 40"x 50" canvas print of Ridgeland Winter Beauty for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8" x 10"  Oil Painting $168

 

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

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 A Pair   Original Oil Painting has been Sold


 

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

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Blue Tiger Original  20"x16" Acrylic Painting  $670

 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Print Sales, and Translate...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I thought I would take a break from presenting my florals to mention some print sales!  I have originals available and prints on just about anything!


brautumncopyrightBlue Ridge Autumn  Original Painting has been Sold

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Just sold a print of Blue Ridge Autumn to a great Texas patron!


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Pawleys Island Beach Houses  Original Painting has been Sold

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A great patron in Missouri bought Christmas ornaments of this popular painting!

My store on Zazzle has this item.

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The Blue Tiger  Original 16" x 20" Acrylic Painting $670

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A great Georgia patron bought this case!


My store on Zazzle has this item.

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Smith Mountain Lake  Original 20" x 16" Oil Painting $670

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A great North Carolina patron bought a puzzle of this one!

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I have been having trouble sleeping lately due to some soreness in my legs.  I think there should be some sort of meter that tells you when to quit so that muscles don't get mad at you.  I do work hard but I don't think I do too much.

Anyway, my husband calls me at 7:3o to get me up so I can take our son to work.  He gets up at 4:30 to go to work so he can get a parking place that is not miles from the office.

This morning when I answered I let out a long groan.  His response was for me to translate.  I explained that I had been awake every hour since 3:30 and that is why I groaned.  He said go throw some rocks, or better yet, throw the computer out the window.

Now that is a great idea!

 

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

Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all December!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Mountains folder  and click on the 40"x 50" canvas print of Ridgeland Winter Beauty for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8" x 10"  Oil Painting $168

 

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

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 A Pair   Original Oil Painting has been Sold


 

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

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Blue Tiger Original  20"x16" Acrylic Painting  $670

 

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


 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Another Suggestion Painting, and I can't give you the Name...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


It seems the harder I work on promoting my artwork the less I get done.  There were two promo things I was going to do today and neither one of them is done.  

 

Oh well, I never quit so I will be at it again tomorrow.  I am enjoying my new series and am especially pleased with my latest one that I added to Suggestions on my portfolio.  Please check out this vibrant series that I am creating out of what I see in the paint as I combine colors and react to their contrast and texture!  


sugpineapple (2)Pineapple Burst   Original Acrylic Painting      NFS

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

 


The other day I asked my husband to call a government agency on behalf of our son.  I was very busy and decided to delegate a little.  He was at work and thought he could try to straighten something out on a break.

He got an actual human on the phone after only a few minutes wait and then was told the problem could be easily fixed but he was not authorized to communicate with the agency.  I forgot that I was listed as the contact person.  My husband was informed that it was another member of the family but they couldn't tell him the name.


I think after all these years my husband knows my name!  LOL


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

Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Mountains folder  and click on the 40"x 50" canvas print of Ridgeland Winter Beauty for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8" x 10"  Oil Painting $168

 

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

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 A Pair   Original Oil Painting has been Sold


 

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

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Blue Tiger Original  20"x16" Acrylic Painting  $670

 

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


 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Floral Paintings, and A Couple of Dinosaurs...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am excited about adding my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting to my portfolio!   It has been a lot of work and I will be glad to move on to another Blue Ridge Vista. 

I am also pleased with my new series, Suggestions!  I am really letting the paint tell me what to do and the results have been great!  I am working on a small scale so I can work fast and keep the spontaneity in them.

I still have a lot of florals to present here.  Here are two of my favorites!

 


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Hibiscus Bush  Original  11" x 14" Oil Painting     $313

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Hibiscus Bush is a colorful painting of a neighbors hibiscus bush in Radford city, VA. Sometimes one thing will catch my eye and I want to celebrate it with my colors and textures. I love the way the light hits this bush.


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Tulip Dance  Original  10" x 8" Oil Painting     $168

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Tulip Dance is an exceptionally vibrant floral. I am especially pleased with the energy and bursting flow to this work. I was listening to David Garrett's crossover version of Vivaldi's Summer when I painted it. I think I captured the energy in that music and translated into an exciting flower dance.


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


My husband and I have been married for more decades than I care to admit to.  Over the years I have seen a lot of couples call it quits which is why I refer to us as dinosaurs.  We go way, way back, just like those huge creatures.  Today it occurred to me which dinosaur we are!  The Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!  Perfect!


Cheers!


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Florals, and I love it!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I am very excited about my new series, Suggestions!  Here is the latest one plus two more floral favorites!


suggestion3 (3)Wading  Original Acrylic Painting Not for Sale

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Wading 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 I saw a nude leaning forward so I brought her out and put her water. I think the peaceful effect is beautiful.

Hybrid Beauty (1)Hybrid Rose   Original  5" x 7" Oil Painting   $75


Hybrid Beauty is a small gem painting with intricate color nuances and sensuous brushwork. This is a painting for people that like a constant change of texture and color though out a painting. The painting is in a solid wood molded frame.

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Mimosa View   Original  9" x 12" Oil Painting   $226

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Mimosa View is a colorful look at a field with wildflowers that is dominated by a Mimosa tree. The painting is in a white composite frame. 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler


I am so glad I married someone that makes me laugh and he said the other night that he was glad he married someone that likes to laugh.  We haven't had to call 911 yet but I do get to the point that I need to stop and breath!   Whenever I find something on Facebook that I think is a real crack up I show him.  The other day there was a great one that I know Clyde can truly relate to.  He has worked with the Forest Service for many years and has had a few close calls with bears and one time he had to confront one running at him.  He knew what to do so thankfully I am not a widow.


Anyway on Facebook there was a picture of a bear running toward the person that took the picture.  The caption read, "Not a runner?"  Now you are!

 

 

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

Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24"x 36" canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8" x 10"  Oil Painting $168

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


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Burning Shore  Original Oil Painting   has been Sold

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Eagle Fire Original  20"x16" Acrylic Painting  $670

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Favorite Florals, and The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Here are two more floral favorites.  Rose in Bottle is one of my most popular paintings on my website.


DSCN0646 (1)Rose in Bottle    Original  14" x 8" Oil Pastel Painting    $234

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Chrysanthemum Shift  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Life with Bird and Word Man - Clyde Kessler

I have been concerned about our environment and our resources since I was twelve and it is no wonder I married a dedicated naturalist.  I agree with the person that posted on Facebook the other day there is no planet B so we need to be concerned about this one.    If you research a lot of charitable organizations you will find that a lot of them are more of a business than a helpful group.  Many of them have very highly paid administrators and little of the money they acquire goes to the actual cause.

I mention all this because I would like to recommend an environmental cause for cyber Monday but I can't be sure the money will go where it should but I have received notice from The Chesapeake Bay Foundation that portions of the sales on Amazon today will go to help the bay.  I am considering buying some things today and using the code.  I hope my efforts will be useful towards cleaning up the Bay.


If anyone knows whether or not this is a legitimate promotion, I would be glad to hear from you.  I want to help but I do not want to be misled.

Here is the notice that was sent to me.


Just make sure to use this link—cbf.org/amazon—for all your purchases. For everything you buy through this link, a portion of the purchase will go straight to our work to restore the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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

Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24"x 36" canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8" x 10"  Oil Painting $168

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


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Stepping Stones on The New River  Original Oil Painting   has been Sold

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Lion Explosion  Original  20"x16" Acrylic Painting  $670

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Floral Favorites, and I hate that Saying!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



Here are two more Favorite Florals

verandaflowers (1)Hanging Beauty  Original      Oil pastel painting

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Hanging Beauty is an intense oil pastel painting of flowers on our veranda. The strong light effect creates a beautiful atmosphere and great warm/cool color contrast. My husband, Clyde Kessler, is a well-known naturalist in the New River Valley and in addition to his bird and butterfly knowledge, he is also very knowledgeable about flowers and good at growing them. He has the green thumb in the family. Mine is usually covered in oil paint.


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Hanging Beauty  Original      Oil pastel painting

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Rose Start is a glowing oil pastel of our rose bush when it was first starting out. We have a small white fence around it to protect it. I have always been fascinated with the look of white objects in the evening. They seem to glow from with-in and I captured that look in this work. Carnival Evening by Henri Rousseau is a great example of this effect. I especially enjoy looking at that painting for the use of the white that creates a magical effect.

 


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Like any married couple we have learned a lot about our different backgrounds over the years.  One thing my mother did that Clyde's mother did not do was repeat helpful sayings.  I heard these so many times that they got to be quite irritating and the most irritating thing was I was too stubborn to apply them to my life.   

The one I hate the most to this day is Penny wise and Pound foolish.   I am amazed at the number of times I have chosen the cheap route that ended up costing me more later.  I actually make Clyde come with me to the store to help me buy certain items so I won't get stuck with the cheap one that caught my eye.  He always gets the better item, usually the medium priced one.


Anyway I like to change some of those sayings and the other night when I was fooling with laundry late in the evening I said to Clyde, "Women's work is never done and it ain't no fun."  I think that is an improvement on that one.

 

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

Ridgeland Winter Beauty is on special all November!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Floral folder  and click on the 24"x 36" canvas print of Natural Rhythm for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!


 

 ridgelandcopyrightjpgWinter Ridgeland Beauty  Original  8" x 10"  Oil Painting $168

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


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Stepping Stones on The New River  Original Oil Painting   has been Sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Lion Explosion  Original  20"x16" Acrylic Painting  $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


 

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