Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to Sell Prints of Bear Beauty…

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Well, today’s painting session was an arm wrestler but it turned out well. I violated one of my own rules that I don’t think will ever change.  When I first started painting in oils I didn’t think the cost of paint was that bad. I hardly used any and my paintings were done in very thin layers. That was a long time ago and now I work in my own take on the impasto method with a brush that requires a lot of expensive paint. 

When I remember I have to practically put it on with a spoon, all goes well and I doesn’t seem like a huge expense. When I don’t use a lot, I end up having to start over and the sum total is much more expensive than if I just remember that rule.  Rules are meant to be broken so that is why I keep trying to go backwards but it looks as if this rule is here to stay – at least for now. 

Anyway,  I am glad to sell some prints of Bear Beauty, one of my Kendall Expressions series.  This time the sale is of greeting cards to a great Minnesota patron. I have included others from that series below.   My work is on just about anything and the talented, beautiful actress Morgan Fairchild recently  bought one of my favorite florals on a t-shirt and tweeted herself with it on!  Love it! She has purchased three original wildflower paintings and a number of prints on various items, including face masks.

I am so tired.  I am doing my part for the election which makes it even harder to get all my computer work done.  Oh well.  I’m sure there are many that have it much harder than me during this awful pandemic which seems to be getting worse. 

Stay safe!

Bear Beauty  Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic painting $680

Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks

Bloodhound   8″ x 10″ Oil  painting $170


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


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

Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a popular Kendall Expressions Painting!×16-expressionist?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1

Lion Explosion   Original 20″ x 16″ Oil painting $705


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

Link to this Painting


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 Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!

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

Where is the Button?

I finished my video, and, as usual, there is a lot of shaking.  When I upload a video there is always a message that it is shaky and would I like Youtube to fix it?  I always hit that button, but this time I can’t find it. 

I hope it shows up so I can get the shakes out!


bearbeautyhcbig (2)Bear Beauty  Original 16″x 20″ Oil Painting     $670

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

Beautiful Day for a Walk!

We still want rain but it was nice to get out for a walk at Bisset Park.  I saw a lot of people tubing down the New River!  What fun!


bearbeautyhcbig (2)Bear Beauty    Original 16″x20″ Acrylic Painting       $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

More Cherokee Animal Legends of the Blue Ridge Mountains near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge Discovery Happening is Tomorrow!

My Artwork

For the last few days I have been blogging about Cherokee Animal Myths and Legends so I thought it would be a good idea to post some of my animal paintings from my folder Kendall Expressions.  In these paintings I have let my expressive side take over!

Here is the link to this folder on my website      Kendall Expressions

bearbeautyhcbig (2)Bear Beauty   Original 16″x20″ Acrylic painting      $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART


antlersbig (1)Antler Swirl    Original 20″x16″ Acrylic Painting     $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART


galoppingredhcbig (1)Galloping Red   Original 16″x20″ Acrylic Painting      $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Yesterday I blogged about some of the Cherokee animal legends and thought it would be a good idea to add some more!    I like to learn!


Cherokee Animal Legends

Yesterday I wrote about the skunk legend.  The Cherokees believe the smell is a deterrent to disease.  There is more to it.  During the small pox epidemic of 1866 the animal was hung up and sometimes it was cooked and eaten.  The oil was rubbed on the sick person’s body because they believed the smell would repel the disease spirit.

The beaver is invoked when children are getting their permanent teeth since it has amazing gnawing ability.  When  children lose a tooth they run with it around the house four times and ask the beaver to put a new tooth in their jaw.

The dog does not appear much in their myths but some say it is responsible for the Milky Way. Another myth says the dog drives the wolf from the home and takes the comfortable place by the fire for himself.

The elephant which some Cherokees saw in shows is called The Great Butterfly because of its large flapping ears and long trunk which resemble the wings and proboscis of the insect.

I got this information from the online publication  First People The Legends


Life with The Bird and Word Man  –  Clyde Kessler

I wanted to again remind folks of the next Blue Ridge Discovery Center event this Friday!


BRDC at Independence Farmers Market
Fri, June 6, 9:30am – 12:30pm
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More kid events.