Blue Ridge Parkway Artist’s Cascades Painting and Blue Ridge Discovery Center News


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

Be sure to click on my newest video about The Cascades and other beautiful scenes with water!

 

I took a break from my new Pawleys Island series to paint the gorgeous Cascades waterfall in Giles County, VA.  This beautiful site is one of the most popular attractions of  The Jefferson National Forest and I have made the two mile hike to the falls many times .

The hike is two miles and it is mostly up so I know I will be tired but it is worth it.  The pool below the falls is icy cold but that never stopped me from swimming in it.   I spent many summers vacationing at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and the water there is always cold.

I am very pleased with the painting!  I think I captured the energy of the falls and the beautiful, serene setting with a subtle light effect that emphasizes the warm/cool color contrast. 

 

IMG_1612 (1)Cascades in Giles County     Original  24″x20″ Oil Painting    $960

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

Here are the latest Special Promotions!    40% off with a 30 day money back guarantee that includes shipping fee! 

Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter is on special all September! Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then on Mountain Landscapes.  Click on Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter and on the 24″ x 36″ Canvas print selection for the special rate!

cloudswirlpoocopyrightPeaks of Otter     Original  18″x 24″  Oil Painting    $864

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Burning Shore  Original painting has been Sold

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Eagle Fire    Original 16″x 20″ Oil Painting       $670

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

 

 Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde is traveling to Independence, VA today to meet with the Board of Directors of The Blue Ridge Discovery Group!  Lots of great events to be planned!  Don’t miss tomorrow’s hike! 

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Hike Brushy Mountain North of Crandon
Sat, September 13, 12am – Sun, September 14, 12am
Where
Applachain Trail, Brushy Mountain north of Crandon
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
September 13th on Brushy mountain north of Crandon. All hikes are on the famed Appalachian Trail, a 2,200 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, completed in 1937.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed by painting of The Cascades in Giles County by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

What a Great Patron!


Yesterday the great patron that bought Blue Ridge Meadow sent me a picture of it in her living room!  It looks great and the frame she selected is perfect!

 

blueridgemeadowcopyrightBlue Ridge Meadow   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

 

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Now that’s a Comment you didn’t hear when I was a Kid…


A lot of people complain that kids don’t get out and play anymore.  Not so in my neighborhood!   They are out there sun up to sun down and chattering a mile a minute.   I just heard one of them say “Well, tell me the IP number and I will tell you all about it!”

Not the chatter I heard when I was a kid but I didn’t grow up with computers. 

They just yelled car!  Glad they are being careful.

 

blueridgewildflowcopyrightBlue Ridge Wildflowers  Original Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Thomas Wolfe Ghost Story and Now It is War!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

coneflowerscopyrightedConeflowers     Original 24″x30″ Oil Painting       $1470

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

blueridgewildflowcopyrightBlue Ridge Wildflowers  Original Painting has been Sold

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

 

pathrockykcopyrightPath to Rock Castle Gorge in the Evening   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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

 

Thomas Wolfe Ghost Story

According to the site ,Ghost Stories of Asheville, NC, there are so specific ghost stories about Thomas Wolfe’s home at 52 Market Street but people have reported some strange goings on there. A man sitting in a rocking chair has been seen and a woman in the dining room has also been there. 

Also a face peering from the upstairs window has been seen and on occasion there are sounds of a typewriter.

Also at Riverside Cemetery where Thomas Wolfe is buried a phantom Confederacy regiment is seen marching in formation.  Could this be the one that was preparing for Civil War Asheville Battle that took place in 1865?

I got these stories from Ghost Stories of Asheville, NC.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

My husband has told me repeatedly not to kill the ants.  The drops with poison they are lapping up while they play cards are to be sent back to annihilate the nest.  Well, I don’t think the drops are working and we both are wondering if they have built up an immunity to the poison. 

I decided yesterday to stop feeding them.  They can go set up their gaming tables somewhere else.  Today there is a significant decrease in their numbers but I am catching a few trying to get to the food in the cabinets.  One of them had the nerve to crawl on my bread machine that is currently making bread!

That’s it!  Now it is war!  I will kill every one I see.  If they can’t leave my house on their own volition then they will leave feet first!

 

I hope you enjoy artwork by an Artist of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Haunted Bridge, and What am I going to do with the Two Gallons I Ordered?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

tugglecopyrightTuggles Gap  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting       $2425

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

 

 

riverview (1)River View Reflections    Original 30″x 40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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

 

blueridgemeadowcopyrightBlue Ridge Meadow    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

Helen’s Bridge

Helen’s bridge is located in Beaucatcher mountain in Asheville, North Carolina.  Supposedly a woman hung herself there after losing her daughter in a fire.  Now she wanders around the mountain in a long  dress asking people if they have seen her daughter.  Strange things happen on the bridge.

Many people have reported car trouble on the bridge or right after  crossing it.  Others have reported seeing strange monstrous, dark things coming out of the woods.  Watch out!

I found this ghost story on Ghost Stories of Asheville, North Carolina.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have said before, I love to laugh.  I had a hilarious father and am married to a hilarious guy.  Their humor is different but I like both styles!  I remember one day when I was a teenager my father cracked up my mother and me right before he took off for work.

She said she kept him around for laughs!

I miss him very much!

My husband keeps me laughing now and I look for opportunities to come up with some of my own humor.

The other night we were watching TV and there was a commercial about some sort of rejuvenating face mask all over the advertisers face.  Clyde said he was so glad that I didn’t spend time with  goop on my face or cucumbers on my eyes.

I became alarmed and asked him what I was going to do with the two gallons of face mask I ordered?  One for me and one for him!

He wasn’t amused but I thought it was a pretty good quip!

 

I hope you enjoyed artwork by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Where did the hot weather go?


peachysunsetcopyrightPeachy Sunset    Original Painting has been sold

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Cool today but still great weather in the mountains!

Just Sold Blue Ridge Meadow to a great patron in Charlottesville Virginia!


blueridgemeadowcopyrightBlue Ridge Meadow   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

I am so pleased to sell another one of my Blue Ridge Mountain paintings!  I will miss this one very much.  It is one of my favorite mountain scenes and I had it hanging by my computer.

So glad it has a good home.  I can’t take them with me.  It is very important to place them where they will be appreciated!