Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, More Suggestion Pages, and News from The Blue Ridge Discovery Center!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I hope to have another one up today or tomorrow!

I am so excited about my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting!  It is coming along and , as always, I am learning something in the process.  As I have mentioned before, most artists balance between control and accident.  We know pretty much what we are doing but we are always improving in our technique and working with colors and textures that show up in the process that we weren’t expecting.

 

I don’t know if this is an artist’s quote but I like to think I came up with this one.

If I knew exactly what I was doing, I wouldn’t do it.  It would be boring. 

I live to paint because it is NEVER boring!

 

Here are some new Suggestion paintings

 

sugdragonflycopyrightStrange Dragonfly  Original Acrylic  Painting   NFS

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/strange-dragonfly-kendall-kessler.html

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Sunflower Burst   Original Acrylic  Painting  NFS

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/sunflower-burst-kendall-kessler.html

 

 

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Now that Spring is getting closer there are some great Blue Ridge Mountain Discovery Center events coming up!  Clyde works closely with this great group that seeks to get the young and old outdoors to appreciate and better understand this gorgeous mountain region!

The next Avian Adventure is tomorrow!

Avian Adventures, Bird Sleuth

Thu, March 5, 10am – 3pm

Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, until Apr 30, 2015

Grayson County High School

Avian Adventures

Avian Adventures seeks to increase awareness of the rich, diverse fauna of the Blue Ridge region and help people to appreciate when and where they might enjoy these resources. In this program, we meet people where they are and share both creatures and perspectives that were previously unknown. We hope that our introductions to bird life of the Blue Ridge will inspire personal efforts to become more familiar with the creatures in their own backyards and beyond.

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

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Thursday 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!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  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://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

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


 

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Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

Getting the Newsletter Out…


Please click on my Youtube!  Hope to have another one out tomorrow.

 

One thing after the other. Today is newsletter day.  I send one out every two weeks.  If anyone here would like to be added to it, just send me a message on Facebook and I will add you. 

I have a personal page, Kendall Kessler, and then a community page, Kendall Kessler Art, and a Fan page, Towhee Hill Art.  Check them out!

 

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A Pair  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://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-pair-kendall-kessler.html

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

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Thursday 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!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  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://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

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


 

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Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Christiansburg Painting, and Smoke Signals


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  I hope to have another one up soon!

I wanted to get back to my latest large Blue Ridge Parkway Vista but my son is home sick and I have to take him to the doctor during the good light time.  Oh well, I have plenty of other things to do that are not light dependent.  Here is one of my few watermedia works.

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Near Reeds Again 20″x 30″ Acrylic  Painting    $1230

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

 

Near Reeds Again is the companion piece to Near Reeds which was done in oil pastel.  Years ago I did a show called Dual Images.  I did the same subject matter twice but in a different medium. 

 

Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/near-reeds-again-kendall-kessler.html

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Yesterday we had a young friend help us out with our new TV problem.  Our provider sent us a letter stating that we had to add some sort of transformer box to all our sets or lose channels.  As usual, the instructions didn’t make any sense to us so we needed to call in the reserves.

 

It turns out that after the box installation we need to use two remotes to turn on the sets!  The old one is used to turn it on and off and the new remote is used to change channels.  If that order is not used the set is scramble and does not work.

 

We put labels on the remotes and guess what?  I picked up the wrong one, the one that we used to use to change channels and the TV died right before my eyes.  Clyde does not remember what our friend said to do to restore the set so we will have to call him.

 

I also had him help me with my software that is supposed to help me with Twitter retweets.  I had missed one simple step and was so glad that was fixed.  Well, it still isn’t working.  I hate being so technologically challenged. 

Clyde says we are technologically not even there, let alone challenged. He says if TV and phones get anymore complicated we will probably be using smoke signals and throwing rocks.  If the smoke signals don’t work we can throw rocks to get attention.  LOL!

There was a day when a set was turned on and the dial changed the channels.  What was wrong with that? I only want a few channels.  The digital takeover forced us to get cable because we lost PBS.

 

 

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

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Thursday 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!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  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://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

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


 

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Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

 

 

 

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

One Bug after the Next!


Please click on my latest Youtube!

 

My husband has been sick since a week before Christmas.  He is not in real bad shape but he will be seeing a specialist on Thursday about the problem with his ears. 

I just got over a three week bug and today our son finally caught something similar.  We thought he had escaped.  I think the only way you can avoid illness this time of the year is to wear a space suit. 

Not going to do that!

 

I have received a lot of favorable attention for this painting on social media sites so I have decided to let it be my month long Special Promotion.  I always put up three canvas print specials at 40% off each week and one is on special all month.

 

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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.htm

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

Be Sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Thursday 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!

 

burningshorecopyrightBurning Shore  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://fineartamerica.com/featured/burning-shore-kendall-kessler.html

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


 

 intogorgebig

Into the Gorge  Original 9″ x12″ 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://fineartamerica.com/featured/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   30″ x 40″ size for the special

 

 

 

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

Too many Gadgets!


Please click on my latest Youtube!

My husband and I are baffled about all the equipment we need to watch a few channels on TV.  We were perfectly happy without cable but with the digital switch we lost Public television so we had to install cable which meant a new box on the floor and wires all over the place.

 

Now we have to add some adapters or we will lost channels.  Since there are so many things attached to the TVs we will have to buy another big electrical outlet to hook these up.

 

Yuck!  I hardly ever watch TV.  I just watch DVDs.  I wish we could just turn the TV on without all this extra stuff.

 

intogorgebigInto The Gorge   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/into-the-gorge-kendall-kessler.html

         

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Suggestion Painting, and That is because I am Pyscho…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube!  For some reason I can’t get WordPress to show the latest one so here is another one.

 

I am anxious to get to work on my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting.  I had to order paint recently and for some reason I am having a hard time getting a good cerulean blue.  That color was fantastic when I was young but for some reason it seems to have become chalky. 

I ordered some very expensive small tubes and was amazed that the color wasn’t as good as the less expensive large tubes.  Go figure!   I think I have enough for today and I have another order in.

 

Meanwhile, here is my latest Suggestion painting!  Real proud of this one!

 

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Fantasy Universe  Original  Acrylic painting NFS

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/fantasy-universe-kendall-kessler.html

 

 


Fantasy Universe 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 nebulous spheres showed up so I decided to turn the scene into a fantasy universe. Outer space gone amok! I am especially pleased with the energy in this one.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband’s sense of humor is different to say the least.  Most of it is based on word play which makes sense since he is a poet.  He cracks me up all the time but sometimes the humor is not so funny as it is clever.

 

The other day he decided to walk to a small store that has a small grill when we were socked in with the snow.  It is only a five minute walk and he walks as much as possible.   He wanted to know if I wanted a Mountain Dew which I love but only drink once a week since it has so much caffeine and I am not a good sleeper.

 

Before he asked I was just about to ask him to get me one.  I told him he read my mind.  He replied that he was psycho.  I said I think the work you are looking for is psychic.  He said he knew but psycho is more fun to say.

Okay.  Not worried.  I know he is a great guy!

 

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

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

Lion Explosion  is on special all February!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Lion Explosion  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion  Original  16″ x 20″ 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://pixels.com/featured/lion-explosion-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 40″ x 50″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Riverview at Dusk  Original 16″ x 20″ 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/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   20″ x 24″ size for the special

 

 

 

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

Okay, Get to Work!


Please click on my latest Youtube!

I like Word press very much but there is an annoying glitch today.   I received a number of great compliments and a reblog but when I try to respond the computer just spins.

 

Oh well, it is always something.  At least I don’t want to throw my mouse out the window today.  It isn’t disconnecting over and over again like yesterday.  I will respond to the comments as soon as it works again.  Cheers!

 

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Poppy View  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/poppy-view-kendall-kessler.html

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

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

Lion Explosion  is on special all February!

Click on the link below the painting  and click on the 30″x 40″ canvas print of Lion Explosion  for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

 lionexplosionbig (1)Lion Explosion  Original  16″ x 20″ 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://pixels.com/featured/lion-explosion-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 40″ x 50″  Canvas print size for the special


 

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Riverview at Dusk  Original 16″ x 20″ 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/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html

 

Click on the   20″ x 24″ size for the special

 

 

 

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