Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Present New Blue Ridge Sunset and Careful with that Door…

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I finished my latest Blue Ridge sunset painting and I like how it turned out.  It is an impasto painting but the surface is not as complicated as many of my paintings are.  I wanted a simpler approach that accented silhouettes of the mountains and not tree details of the range that is up close. 

It is a dark scene and the darkest colors are not black which is what I wanted.  I wanted them to resonant with strong cool and warm colors. 

Check it out below! I am glad to begin 2021 with a Blue Ridge painting!  Happy New Year!

Sunset Glow on The Blue Ridge  Original 12″ x 9″ Oil  painting $271

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

Misty Morning at Carvins Cove  Original 43″ x 32″ oil  painting $2952

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Misty Morning at Carvins Cove will take you there!


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the link.


Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Nothing from the Word Man this time but we both got a kick out of another Facebook joke. 

Since 2020 was such a difficult year there is a cartoon with people down a hall using a broom to carefully open the 2021 door. They all look nervous.  I can understand that but

I am hopeful 2021 will be much better! 

The US certainly had a lot of problems and we had some of our own.  Onward to 2021!

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a  popular New River painting!×30-impressionist?ref=shop_home_active_7&frs=1

Bisset Park  Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2480

Please check out Clyde’s book.

The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the link. 

Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards Available at

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 Memphis Lights Puzzle!

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay

If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

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

Beautiful Carvins Cove near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Walking Behind a Horse…

My Artwork

magiclightcarvinscovecopyrightMagic Light at Carvin’s Cove   Original painting has been sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Carvins Cove

Another great place near  The Blue Ridge Parkway is Carvin’s Cove.  I have done three paintings so far of this beautiful section of The Blue Ridge Mountains and will probably do more in the future.

Magic Light at  Carvin’s Cove is probably my favorite!  I am especially pleased with the light effect and the cool colors in the mountains and water.  I think this is one of my most magical paintings and it was sold to a great Roanoke patron.

Carvins Cover Nature Reserve is the second largest park in the nation.  11,363 acres of Carvins Cove is protected by the largest conservation easement in Virginia’s history and is overflowing with recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, fishing, and boat rentals.  There are more than 40 miles of trails.

I found this information on Carvins Cove in  the online publication Roanoke


Misty Morning at Carvins Cove          original oil painting   32″x42″  professionally framed   $2952.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

When I say I married the Bird Man I don’t mean I married someone that likes to look at birds once in a while.  Clyde is a serious conservationist and has been keeping records on bird populations since 1975.

He is working hard to add his 15,000 data reports to E bird at Cornell University.  For most of our marriage he has worked part-time with the  U.S. Forest Service in The Jefferson National Forest researching bird, butterfly, and dragonfly populations.

The Trojan Horse  

My husband and I didn’t grow up with computers but now they are an essential part of our life and we are thankful for them in many ways but the computer can be a trojan horse.  We all have to be careful of harmful invasions.

I don’t know if anyone else has called the computer a Trojan Horse but lately I think it is a fitting title in another way.  Between my husband’s work and my artwork we spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.

Lately I feel like I walked behind that horse and got kicked hard right in the butt!  I have to remember to get up every so often or maybe we should get a very high table for the computer so we can stand up!

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