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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is trying to get it together today...

March 2nd, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is trying to get it together today...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 Having a hard time getting going today but I am looking forward to my next oil painting which will be of a specific site on the Blue Ridge. 

These paintings are my favorites and they are hard. All that atmosphere and dissolution of form in the background is always a challenge but that is what makes it a great pursuit.

Garden Swirl Original 40" x 30" Oil Pastel painting $2430
Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/garden-swirl-kendall-kessler.html



Cone flowers  Original 30" x 24" Oil painting $1470
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/coneflowers

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The address is under Coneflowers.
 


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address.
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a


Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This address is to a popular mountain sunset painting!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/91586086/jumbled-up-wildflowers-art-9x12?ref=shop_home_active_13&frs=1


Jumbled up Wildflowers  Original 12" x 9" oil painting $271



Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 




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 on my website on Zazzle! 
Here is my most popular shore painting on a mug!

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=[zazzle_mug_11_front]&context=114529070928263395




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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Latest Lake Sunset painting

February 26th, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Latest Lake Sunset painting

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 
Working away at my latest painting and will have it up soon!  Just a few more touches. 

Looking forward to starting another atmospheric Blue Ridge painting.  I like to paint in many different directions but the mountains of Southwest Virginia and the Blue Ridge are my favorite selections for subject matter and the hardest paintings I do. 

The interaction of warm and cool colors is so difficult to achieve without them blending to grey but I have learned so much about how to get that effect so it is more and more a pleasing experience.


Evening Light from Sharp Top Original 12" x 9" Oil Pastel painting $246
Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/evening-light-from-sharp-top-kendall-kessler.html

Golden Blue Sunset   Original 25" x 18" Oil painting $960
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/golden-blue-ridge-sunset


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The address is under Golden Blue Ridge Sunset.
 


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a



Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular mountain sunset painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/920564792/sunset-glow-on-the-blue-ridge-original?ref=shop_home_active_13&frs=1
Sunset Glow on The Blue Ridge  Original 12" x 9" oil painting $271



Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 




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 on my website or Zazzle! 
Here is my most popular shore painting on a mug!

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=[zazzle_mug_11_front]&context=114529070928263395




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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with New Way to Save Paint

February 22nd, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with New Way to Save Paint

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Demo Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 
Wow!  I discovered a strange way to save paint on my palette.  A week ago I accidentally spilled a little mineral spirits into my cadmium red light and it has not dried up at all and I have been able to use it rather than replace it with fresh paint. 

That is so weird!  I could see linseed oil doing that but not mineral spirits.   Sometimes I put out more paint than I need. It is always so hard to know how much of the painting I am going to change and sometimes I end up just adding a few dabs here and there.

Any oil painters that are reading this know how expensive good oil paint is.  My paintings cost a lot to make and I am always glad to find ways to keep from wasting paint.
Anyway, just about done with my latest and I am pleased with it!  Just have to be careful not to over think it and wreck it.

Cheers on a Monday!


Mid-Spring on The New River  Original 34" x 23"Oil Pastel painting $1534
Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/mid-spring-on-the-new-river-kendall-kessler.html


Creek Bridge  Original 24" x 18" Oil painting $884
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/creek-bridge


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The address isunder Creek Bridge.


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address.
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a



Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This address is to a popular snow scene painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/84650324/church-snow-scene-art-12x16?ref=shop_home_active_32&frs=1
Church Snow Scene  Original 16" x 12" oil painting $384



Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 



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 on my website or Zazzle! 
Here is my most popular shore painting on a mug!

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=[zazzle_mug_11_front]&context=114529070928263395



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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is so Happy with Latest Painting...

February 19th, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is so Happy with Latest Painting...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 

So happy with my latest painting!  Now is the hard part. Do I work in a few areas that are not quite what I wanted or do I go all out with another layer for even more complexity?  Always a touch decision and I need to get another idea for my Youtube series.

So busy!  I may stop blogging so much as I work on other avenues of exposure. Not sure about that yet but I need to carve out more time in the day. 

Wildflower Magic  Original Oil  painting SOLD
Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/wildflower-magic-kendall-kessler.html


Garden Swirl  Original 40" x 30" Oil painting $2430
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/garden-swirl-original-oil-painting


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The address is under Garden Swirl.
 


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address.
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a


Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This address is to a popular floral painting!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/672960691/tiger-lily-spin?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1


Tiger Lily Spin  Original 14" x 11" oil painting $338



Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 





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 on my website or Zazzle! 
Here is my most popular shore painting on a mug!

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=[zazzle_mug_11_front]&context=114529070928263395




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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is still waiting for a shot and Do not add sea weed...

February 16th, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is still waiting for a shot and Do not add sea weed...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler.

 
Yea! Clyde got his vaccine shot today!  I am still waiting on an opening but I am hopeful it will be soon and I am so excited about my latest landscape. 
The light is not right now but I will get to it tomorrow.  I can't explain why I am so happy with it.  It isn't finished so it could take another nose dive off a studio cliff but I don't think that will happen.

Love to paint!  Live to paint!

Wildflower Magic  Original Oil  painting SOLD
Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/wildflower-magic-kendall-kessler.html


Garden Swirl  Original 40" x 30" Oil painting $2430
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/garden-swirl-original-oil-painting


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The address is under Garden Swirl.
 


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address.
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

We don't eat a lot of sausage since it has so much fat in it.  I couldn't find the kind I usually get for spaghetti so I got some turkey sausage.  I thought it would be nice to try it out. Well, as I was cooking it I went down the hall to give a comment on it to Clyde.

Guess what this sausage needs? 

Sausage?

You read my mind.  There are bumpy things in the sauce but I just taste sauce.  Oh well, it is better for you than pork sausage. 

So is sea weed but I don't want that in my spaghetti. 

Understood.  No more turkey sausage.





Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This address is to a popular Church painting!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/869935306/church-light-original-40-x-30?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Church Light  Original 40" x 30" oil painting $2480



Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 



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 on my website or Zazzle! 
Here is my most popular shore painting on a mug!

https://www.zazzle.com/marsh_view_at_pawleys_island_coffee_mug-168328521041507989?design.areas=[zazzle_mug_11_front]&context=114529070928263395




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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Happy Again and Near Impossible...

February 12th, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Happy Again and Near Impossible...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 
My latest painting took a nose dive yesterday and I wasn't sure how to approach it today. So I just painted and didn't think about what I was trying to achieve this time and then it took off!

As usual, they only seem to work out when I don't exactly know how I got to the successful stage. 

Looking forward to the next session!  Joyful anticipation is always so much better than the frustration that goes along with the job. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

460  Original 14" x 11"  Oil  painting $313
Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/460-kendall-kessler.html


Water Wings  Original 16" x 12" Acrylic painting $384
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/water-wings


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The address is under Water Wings.
 


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Today I achieved another difficult effect in my current painting that I always consider next door to impossible. 

Last time I mentioned that phrase, Clyde wanted to know where Impossible is located. Argh! 

I wanted him to see the effect that is next door to impossible in this painting. 

Are you getting closer to Impossible?  Do you have a zip code yet? 

No, but there is some paint on the palette that might find you for an address. 

Time to leave the studio?

Oh yes.




Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This address is to a popular Church painting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/869935306/church-light-original-40-x-30?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
Park Road  Original 40" x 30" oil painting $2480



Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 


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 on my website or Zazzle! 
Here is the very popular Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!

https://www.zazzle.com/roanoke_sparkle_dinner_plate-115097038660255088



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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Looking Forward to a New Location

February 9th, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Looking Forward to a New Location

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 
Not much to say except we are very excited about the house we may be moving into this summer!  Artist and writers need a lot of space that we don't have right now.  The house we are looking at will be perfect for us!  Now we need to get busy and fix up the one we have. 

Not looking forward to that but it has to be done.  I think my painting time is going to shrink even more than now. Ouch!  Oh well, I think I can get going with my latest one tomorrow.  First stage is done and now to get to the second, hopefully without cussing.  I never know. 

As you can see by my selections from my portfolio, I am really missing the shore so much!

Burning Shore  Original  Oil  painting SOLD
Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html


Pawleys Pier  Original 14" x 11" Acrylic painting $313
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/pawleys-pier


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Pawleys  Pier will take you there!
 


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address.
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

This one is from my last Youtube but I thought I would leave it up for anyone that did not see it. I love to laugh!

Clyde and I snack a lot, especially after supper.  Last night I couldn't decide what I wanted. 

I like to complain about these things to Clyde because he usually has a goofy answer for me and, as usual, he did not disappoint. 

I can't decide.  I have carrot cake, brownies, and cookies. 
Eat all of them.
All of them? You mean I should smash the brownie into the carrot cake and put a cookie on top?
Sure, but on top of that, add some raisins and call it a healthy snack. 
Yeah, right. I think my scale will disagree with you if I have that kind of healthy snack. 
I think I will get some popcorn - no butter.



Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This address is to a popular Radford painting!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/91983759/park-road-art-40x30-impressionist?ref=shop_home_active_14&frs=1

Park Road  Original 40" x 30" oil painting $2480





Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 


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 on my website or Zazzle! 
Here is the very popular Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!
https://www.zazzle.com/roanoke_sparkle_dinner_plate-115097038660255088




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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist has started another Claytor Lake Painting and Raisins on Top...

February 5th, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist has started another Claytor Lake Painting and Raisins on Top...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 
I started a new lake painting today and it was quite a different experience. I don't know if this pandemic has me down or I just wanted to try a different approach to the first layer, but it really is wild.  I am hoping to get a more complicated system in color with this one from the start and it really is colorful right now. 

It was not fun.  As I have mentioned before a lot of artists talk about the first layer as fun and then it gets difficult.  My first layer usually is fun, so this is definitely a different type of session for me. 

I will see what happens next!  Painting keeps me going. 


Misty Morning at Carvins Cove  Original 43" x 32" Oil  painting $2952

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/misty-morning-at-carvins-cove-kendall-kessler.html



Sun in Water Original 7" x 5" Oil painting $75
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/sun-in-water


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The address is under Sun in Water.
 


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address.
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a


Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler
Clyde and I snack a lot, especially after supper.  Last night I couldn't decide what I wanted. 
I like to complain about these things to Clyde because he usually has a goofy answer for me and, as usual, he did not disappoint. 


I can't decide.  I have carrot cake, brownies, and cookies. 

Eat all of them.

All of them? You mean I should smash the brownie into the carrot cake and put a cookie on top?

Sure, but on top of that, add some raisins and call it a healthy snack. 

Yeah, right. I think my scale will disagree with you if I have that kind of healthy snack. 

I think I will get some popcorn - no butter.


Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This address is to my most popular lake paintings!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/49656032/smith-mountain-lake-art-16x20?ref=shop_home_feat_2&frs=1

Smith Mountain Lake  Original 16" x 20" oil painting $670



Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 




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 on my website or Zazzle! 

Here is the very popular Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!
https://www.zazzle.com/roanoke_sparkle_dinner_plate-115097038660255088




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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Claytor Lake painting

February 2nd, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Claytor Lake painting

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 I am very pleased with my latest painting of Claytor Lake and I am considering painting more of this great park.  This is only the second painting I have done of one my favorite places in Southwest Virginia.  This one is so close to exactly what I was after which is a nice experience, but I do have plans for a slightly different approach to my next one.  Always learning, always improving. 

As I have said over and over again it would be boring if I had a set way of painting that never changed.  My opinion.  I do think there are artists that do not change their methods and there is nothing wrong with that. 

I have to keep on progressing even though I'll bet a lot of people don't see that much difference, but I do, and it is an exciting process!

Claytor Lake Memory  Original 14" x 11" Oil  painting $338

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/claytor-lake-memory-kendall-kessler.html


Claytor Lake Cabin in Fall  Original 24" x 30" Oil painting $1490

https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/claytor-lake-cabin-in-fall


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The address is under Claytor Lake Cabin in Fall.
 

I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address.
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a



Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This address is to a popular Peaks of Otter paintings!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/846204713/peaks-of-otter-lodge-fall-reflections?ref=shop_home_active_16&frs=1

Peaks of Otter Lodge Fall Reflections  Original 40" x 30" oil painting $2810





Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 




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 on my website or Zazzle! 

Here is the very popular Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!
https://www.zazzle.com/roanoke_sparkle_dinner_plate-115097038660255088




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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to sell a print of Dominion Skating Rink

January 29th, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to sell a print of Dominion Skating Rink

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


Please Check out My Latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler

 
Where in the world did Friday go?  Way too much to do today to get to this blog but I like to put out two a week so here goes. 

I am too tired to gab and I still have a lot of work to do so I am going to leave up the artwork from the last blog except for the first one which I am replacing with a print sale of Dominion to a great Pennsylvania patron!

I miss that rink very much. When my son was young I took him and his friends there once or twice a week and I love to skate.  One time my son won the limbo contest! 
Another rink opened years later in Christiansburg and it closed due to legal problems.   I wish another one would open up.  Anyway, have a great weekend!

Dominion  Original 40" x 30" Oil  painting $2430

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
https://kendall-kessler.pixels.com/featured/dominion-skating-rink-kendall-kessler.html


Rushing Water  Original 20" x 16" Oil painting $670
https://kkesslerart.wixsite.com/website/blank-1/rushing-water


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Rushing Water will take you there!
 


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the address.
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a



Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular Peaks of Otter paintings!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/846204713/peaks-of-otter-lodge-fall-reflections?ref=shop_home_active_16&frs=1
Peaks of Otter Lodge Fall Reflections  Original 40" x 30" oil painting $2810



Please check out Clyde's book.
The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the address

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Fiddling+at+Midnight%27s+Farmhouse 





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 on my website or Zazzle! 
Here is the very popular Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!

https://www.zazzle.com/roanoke_sparkle_dinner_plate-115097038660255088





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

 

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