Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Working Away, and Next Time for Sure!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I was going to post a new Ying Yang painting but I got side tracked so I will probably have it up tomorrow.  Beautiful weather!  Clyde and I took a walk in beautiful Wildwood Park and now I am back to work.  Cheers!

I am promoting The Inflectionist as much as possible!  It is great to have one of my paintings on the cover and an article on me!  So here is the link!  Please buy a copy!

http://www.shop.inflectionist.com/

 

Be sure to click on the red link to see more of my work!

KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Claytor Lake Cabin in Fall   Original 30″ x 24″ Oil Painting  $1490

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards,  Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this painting    http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/claytor-lake-cabin-in-fall-kendall-kessler.html

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

I had such a bad experience with a sales representative over the phone that I had to call Clyde and tell him about it.  The woman I talked to kept spelling my name wrong but insisted she was spelling it correctly. She was also rude about a number of other things she asked me. 

I have had students on the verge of getting an “F” for a course speak in a politer manner to me and that is saying something these days.  One student put me through the ringer because she insisted the “C” she received was incorrect.  Her helicopter Dad called the president of the University to complain.  I have been happily retired for four years.

Anyway, at the beginning of the conversation I was given the option to fill out a survey about the service at the end of the call.  I declined but I will be sure to do that next time!

 

 

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

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 but the kitchen sink on

Zazzle!

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One more thing for Local Folk.  Check out my ebay classifieds!  Not everyone has to pay shipping!

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Be sure to check out my Special Promotions that end Sunday!

Riverview at Dusk is on Special all September

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

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

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Riverview at Dusk  Original  20″ x 16″ Oil Painting $670

Prints on Paper, Canvas, Metal, and Greeting Cards,  Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/riverview-at-dusk-kendall-kessler.html

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

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Owl Stare  Original 20″ x 16″ Oil   Painting $670

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Link to this painting   http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/owl-stare-kendall-kessler.html

Click on the  30″ x 40″ canvas print size for the special!

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Sunset on The New River   Original 40″ x 30″ Oil  Painting $136

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Link to this painting  http://kendall-kessler.artistwebsites.com/featured/sunset-on-the-new-river-kendall-kessler.html

 Click on the 40″ x 30″ size canvas print for the special offer

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Pleased to Present New Painting of Mabry Mill in Fall!


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I am so pleased to present my latest Blue Ridge Parkway painting of the beautiful Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan. This is a very popular site on the parkway and the fall colors greatly accent the lovely sight!  I don’t prints available yet but hope to have them available in the next few days!

 

IMG_1922 (1)Mabry Mill      Original  16″ x 20″  Painting    $670

Hot today and Snow on Wednesday?


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Strange weather this week!  Calling for seventies today and snow on Wednesday.  I guess I will put on shorts today and my winter coat two days from now. 

How’s that for strange weather?

 

IMG_0997On Fire Original  16″ x 20″ Acrylic Painting     $670

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Sunshine and Red Leaves!


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Beautiful view out my window today!  Lots of sunshine and red leaves!

 

rockyknobcopyrightRocky Knob in Fall Original Painting has been Sold

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This will be a Difficult Decision…


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An article on me and my artwork will be in the June print issue of The Inflectionist and the CEO contacted me about which paintings to use.  I have 699 pieces of artwork in my portfolio right now so I am going to have a hard time deciding which work to use.

 

He has some in mind but I’m not sure they are the best choices to represent me.  Decisions, decisions!  I am sure we will work it out!

 

The Inflectionist is a magazine for a small group of writers and artists. 

Most of the writers possess journalism degrees and some of the team are actually well known figures in the music and literary industries, including Kevin Stea (who was in Madonnas “Vogue” and Michael Jacksons “Black or White”) and Adam Jacot De Boinod (a writer for the TV show “QI”).

 

Glad to be asked to be part of this magazine.  Now to figure out what to put in the article.

 

ferrumcopyrightFerrum  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Love Those Fall Colors Right out my Window!


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The trees I can see from my window are so beautiful right now!  I love to see the yellows, oranges, and reds but I especially like the trees that have green leaves and red ones at the same time.  They don’t call me the Red/Green Painter for nothing!

rockyknobcopyrightRocky Knob in Fall     Original Painting has been Sold

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The Colonel’s Trunk is Available


I know Spanish fairly well and I got this tweet yesterday is Spanish.  I am not familiar with this expression.  It is an interesting one and I will look it up later.  Right now it is time to paint!

autumnmtbigBlue Ridge Autumn   Original Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, The Moon-Eyed People and The Word Man does it Again!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Here is one of my favorite Kendall Expressions paintings!  See more on my website in the folder of the same name!

 

owlselectriccopyrightOwls Electric  Original   9″x8″   Pastel Painting  $174

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porchlithocopyrightPorch     Original Hand Colored 8″ x 10″  Lithograph   $180

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autumnjewelscopyrightAutumn Jewels    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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One of my favorite Autumn scenes!

 

More Appalachian Cherokee Legends!

 

The Moon-eyed people were, according to the Cherokees, a race of small men that  lived in the southern Appalachians. They were quite different from the Cherokee people in appearance.  Their skin was light and and they were bearded.  They were called moon-eyed because they could only see at night.  Their sensitive eyes were blinded by the sun so they were nocturnal beings that lived in underground caverns.

Cherokee cosmotology is complex.  They believe they live with other supernatural beings but the Moon-eyed people are never described as having other-worldly characteristics so some believe they may have been European settlers that arrived before Columbus.

The stone wall of Fort Mountain, George is said to be associated with these people. According to legend, this great wall is left over from a war between the Moon Eyed People and the neighboring Creek nation. The wall is 850 feet long with varying heights between two and six feet high.  Again, according to legend the Creek nation drove the Moon Eyed People off in a battle at night when the light of the moon was strong enough to weaken the nocturnal warriors.

 

I found this great story from the online publication Stories from the Mountains!

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

The Word Man has done it again!  This time  his poem, My Granny’s Island has been accepted for publication by Leaves of Ink!  Yea Word Man!  The poem will appear in July’s issue!

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

Blue Ridge Mountain Folk Tale near The Blue Ridge Parkway and More Mountain Happenings!


My Artwork

horsepasturecopyrightBlue Ridge Pasture    Original 12″x16″ Oil Painting    $384

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colorflowcopyrightColor Flow  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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dusklittlerivercopyrightDusk on The Little River      Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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Preacher Tale

I’m sure there are more ghost stories out there but I am going to look into other legends of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  There are a lot of wonderful folk tales about famous people and about regular people attempting to better understand their mountain life.

A lot of them are humorous.  I especially like this Preacher Tale that I got from Blue Ridge Folklife by Ted Olson.

It seems there was a church that was separated from the people by a patch of woods.  There was a road that went around the woods to the church and there was a path through the woods that went directly to the church.

The pastor and a deacon were having supper at the deacon’s house and were getting ready to go to church for an evening service.

The deacon remarked that the woods were full of bears so he was going to take the road.  The pastor said the Lord would protect his people that do His will, which is what they had been preaching all week.

He finally showed up at the church all torn up and got up to the pulpit and told the congregation that the Lord will protect you if you are doing His will but he ain’t worth a damn in a bear fight.

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

The next Blue Ridge Discovery Event is this Saturday!  Don’t miss out on this great activity!

BRDC Day at Independence Farmers Market

Fri, May 30, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Where
Intersection of 21 and 58, Independence, VA
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
scott@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
Kids programs will be provided on site.

Roanoke Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Lives in Forest…


My Artwork

 

goldenfarmcopyrightGolden Farm Scene      Original Painting has been Sold

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One of my favorite fall scenes!

 

waterwingscopyrightWater Wings   Original 16″x12″  Oil Paintings              $384

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Beautiful lake scene!

 

rustysilcopyrightThe Rusty Silo         Original  20″x30″  Pastel Painting     $1230

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When my son was little he was fascinated by farms and especially liked to look at silos.  He was always pleased to see The Rusty Silo!

It is no wonder that I keep finding more ghost stories in The New River Valley.  According to  Harper’s Index, the ghost Research Society of Oak Lawn, Illinois Virginia ranks number one among states with the largest ghost population!

 

Some stories come from oral traditions and others are mentioned in books about the area.  Again, I don’t really believe in ghosts but these stories are part of our literary heritage and I love ghost stories!

 

The Woman in Black

In 1902 The Woman in Black terrified Bristol, Roanoke, and Bluefield.  According to newspaper reports her name was spoken everywhere.

One night over 25 people saw her and claimed she was very beautiful!  She never hurt anyone and people believed her to be the wife of an unfaithful husband.

Supposedly her mission was to make sure other men were faithful and would appear to them on occasion.

 

One night she appeared to a wealthy business man walking home after midnight.  She asked him where he turned off which was twelfth street.  She laid her head on his shoulder and he could not push her away.  She said he was not the first married man she had walked home that night.

Two men tried to trip her on a downtown bridge.  One stood at each end but when they got to her, she vanished.

 

I found this story on Hobby Haunted House online.

 

Life with Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned before, it is great fun living with writer because they are so good with humorous wordplay – or at least the one I married is.

I love to ask him questions that I am almost sure will lead to a crazy comment.

The other night we were watching a Star Trek rerun on TV.  I don’t watch much TV.  I prefer movies when I have the time but it is fun to see those Star Trek characters again!

I asked Clyde what kind of name is DeForest Kelly.  DeForest is such an unusual first name.  He said it is German for lives in the Forest.  Yeah, tell me another one Word Man!  Just for fun, I looked it up.  Lebt in Wald is lives in Forest in German.