October 12th, 2021
Workaholics never learn. I did too much lifting yesterday and not only did I hurt my back but the strenuous effort caused vessels in my right eye to break so now the eye is half covered in blood. Looks awful.
This happened a long time ago when I did the same thing and was so relieved to hear from my ophthalmologist that the strain was what caused the vessels to break. It was a scary thing to see blood in my eye in the mirror since no one punched me.
Anyway, I am so pleased to sell another Blue Ridge Parkway painting to a great Virginia Beach patron. I spoke with her after it was delivered and she loves it! She is considering purchasing others.
As always wall art prints and prints on just about anything are available with the link. Check out my latest Youtube that has a touch of Halloween. My channel is Kendall Kessler
Autumn View of The Peaks of Otter
Original oil painting SOLD
October 5th, 2021
Glad to see another sale of Richmond on the James to a great Richmond, VA patron! I am very proud of all of my creative interpretations of various skylines and hope to get back to that series soon.
Right now I have been inspired by some beautiful wildflowers that are located near my new home. I think it is great that wildflower seeds can be purchased and people can decorate their surroundings with them.
Cultivated flowers are beautiful but I love the natural flow of space that occurs with the interaction of wild blooms.
Anyway, still arranging things and just mailed out another Blue Ridge oil painting that I will include in my next blog. Got to get back to my easel.
September 26th, 2021
It is always great to have more print sales of my most popular shore painting, Marsh View at Pawleys Island. This time prints went out to a great patrons in South Carolina and Maryland.
This is one of my favorite paintings and it is the largest painting I have done so far. I may do another large one now that I have a bigger studio. I finally found some time to paint on my main work and it is coming along. I have a good idea for another fast Youtube painting that I did today.
Time to get to all the things I am doing on the new house. We have been here a month but there is still so much to do in a completely new space with organization.
Marsh View at Pawleys Island 60" x 41" oil painting on canvas
Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the below address
September 17th, 2021
I am so pleased to sell a print of Mushroom Clouds to a great South Carolina patron! It is so great to be able to offer large and small wall art prints with all kinds of printing selections!
Still sorting things out and getting rid of stuff from years ago that we just don't need or want anymore. The new house is shaping up and we just have a little to do to finish the old one. I knew this would be a lot of work but I thought it would be a little easier.
Love my new house! If I don't get back to painting soon I will have a problem. Have to paint so I am just going to have to squeeze it in somewhere. We have a house and I would like to get it in perfect order but there is no stop watch. It will happen and my oil paints are calling me.
The Youtube paintings help but I have got to get back to oils paintings that require many layers.
Original 40" x 30" oil painting $2480
Wall Art Prints and and Prints on just about anything with the address below
September 10th, 2021
At this point we are certainly using our trash can sorting things out for our new place. We are just about done with our old home and I will be so glad when it is sold. For it's age it is looking pretty good.
So pleased to sell another Pawleys Island print! These paintings are so special to me and we hope to get back there soon. Be sure to check out my latest Youtube! My channel is Kendall Kessler. I am finding a lot of things in the moving process and one thing I found that I had forgotten about was a snowman salt shaker. I turned it into a very colorful, expressive fantasy painting!
September 3rd, 2021
Well, the move is coming along but it will be some time before our new home is organized.
It certainly would be a lot easier if I weren't an artist. So much to do in my new studio. It is such a great space!
Anyway, I am so pleased to sell two more Blue Ridge paintings to a great Arizona patron! Love to place my paintings. It is so important to me to get my work out there in homes and offices.
As always, wall art prints and prints on just about anything are available. Just click on the link under each painting to see all the possibilities to the right. Back to work. Cheers on a Friday!
August 23rd, 2021
Wow, moving is such a mess! We will have boxes around for a long time. I am so glad the former owners are still around. I couldn't figure out the oven but now I am on track with it. I miss the old days with dials but everything is a computer these days.
As always I am having a computer problem. The links to my work for a bill board contest work fine on Twitter but they keep defaulting to Page not Found after a while. Tell me computers don't have minds of their own. Here are the links but here you have to put them in at the top. Please vote! I need at least 100 votes and I just have a few.
August 4th, 2021
In spite of a zillion things we are doing to fix up our house to sell, I was able to paint Saturday morning on my latest floral! I have now completed the second stage. I don't know when I can get to the last stage but I am hopefull I will have some time this week.
The kitchen floor is done and the front rail has been painted. Doors have been repaired but there is still work to be done.
I have been thinking about all the fun we had at Dominion Skating Rink that closed down years ago. I was so glad when another one opened up in Christiansburg but then it closed, too.
I think I will put on pads and skate in my new garage when we get there in a few days. Glad I have some paintings of those great times.
Dominion Skating Rink
Original 40" x 30" Oil painting $2480
July 30th, 2021
Our move is coming along. We are getting so much done on our house and had a big surprise yesterday. The nice young couple that lives next door with two toddlers want a bigger house and ours is much bigger than theirs. They came over and want to buy it.
How nice to already have a buyer! They are getting first dibs when we put it up for sale. They have been trying to find one but houses are moving so fast that they can't get in there fast enough. We are getting a lot of repairs done. The landscaping is about done. I think they took out too much but I guess I just like a lot of big bushes and flowers.
Oh well, it certainly looks tidy now. I keep looking at my new coneflower painting and wish I could get back to it. Maybe next week.
Pawleys Island Pink on the Beach Original 40" x 30" Oil Painting $2430
Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at this address
July 27th, 2021
Always great to sell prints and originals of the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains. I am especially fond of this one and a great NC patron bought a canvas print of it. I love coneflowers and am working hard on a new one. It is coming along. The light effect is what is especially important to me and I want it to have a strong coloristic effect. Baroque on color!
I decided to use a completely different approach to my latest Youtube. Something eerie this time! Be sure to check it out on my channel. The channel name is Kendall Kessler.
Buena Vista Original 14" x 11" Oil Painting $338.00
Wall art prints and prints on just about anything are available at the address below