On the Road Again… I don’t wish I were on the Road Again…


Tomorrow we will be back on I-81.  Yikes!  Let’s see how many trucks we can get between this time.

 

memorialbridgecopyrightMemorial Bridge   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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

Einstein was right! Everything is Relatives!


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

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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

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

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blueridgemeadowcopyrightBlue Ridge Meadow    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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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!

Another Computer Illness! Arggh!


dedmonreflectionscopyrightNew River Reflections  Original 21″x27″ Acrylic Painting   $1164

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Now the laptop is taking up some bad habits!  I really do think computers have minds of their own. Hopefully a friend can help us out!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Another Day, another seat in front of a Computer


bissetcopyrightBisset Park  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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I think I need  a tread mill and a high shelf for my computer.  I spend so much time here it would help if I could get exercise at the same time!  Cheers on this beautiful day!

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

We need that Rain!


eveningriverscenecopyrightEvening River Scene    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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Glad to see the rain!  We were really getting too dry in Southwest Virginia!

What a Great Day at Bisset Park!


bissetcopyrightBisset Park  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting         $2425

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What a beautiful day on The New River at Bisset Park, Radford, VA.   Lots and lots of “On your left!” as I walked the path.  Bikers were everywhere and some people were wading in the river.  Great Day!

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

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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 Outside.com

carvinscovecopyright

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!