Riverview Park Beauty near The Blue Ridge Parkway and It is Difficult at Times


Riverview at Dusk   Original 16″x20″ Oil painting  $670.00

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART


Riverview at Dusk is one of many sites that my husband researches for bird and butterflies.  He is oftentimes there very early on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  It is a beautiful Radford City Virginia park on The New River.

Difficult Times

The circumstances of my life are rather difficult at times.  I am not going to be specific because of what a friend once said.  What is the use of complaining?  Someone will always complain louder.

Still, most of my friends do not have the problem I have to contend with everyday and sometimes I envy them.  I do not have the freedom most people my age have and there are times I would like to scream and I do.

My husband and I do the best we can and that is all I am going to say.  Enough venting.  I have a lot of work to do.


nearingtheshoalscopyrightNearing The Shoals   Original 12″x13″ Oil Pastel Painting  $342.00

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at  KENDALL KESSLER ART

This is where I would like to be right now.  I am very thankful that we will be at the beach in a few weeks.

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

I wanted to again mention 40th Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally that is coming up soon!  Clyde is on the Board of Directors for The Blue Ridge Discovery Group and arranged for Nancy Lee Adamson to be this year’s speaker.  Don’t miss out on a great time!

The 2014 Rally will be May 9 & 10.

Friday Night Speaker –  Nancy Lee Adamson PhD, Pollinator Conservation Specialist – East Region, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. An Introduction to Native Bees and Other “Beneficial” Arthropods of the Mid-Atlantic – learn about common native bees we can support by protecting and planting pollinator habitat.

Recent Sale

If you are not in the market for an original or print I hope you will visit my Zazzle store for my work on just about anything!  A great way to have my artwork in your home or a great gift!

Yesterday a pack of Sweet Pea postcards went out to a great North Carolina patron!  Here is the link!    NEW RIVER ART

sweetpeacopyrightSweet Pea Morning at Rock Castle Gorge  Original 16″x20″ Oil Painting     $670.00

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

More Smart View Beauty on The Blue RIdge Parkway and Latest Poems published by the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My Artwork

smartviewcopyrightSmartview       Original pastel painting has been sold

Prints on paper or canvas can be purchased at          KENDALL KESSLER ART

I have not been to Smart View many times but both of the paintings I did from that site sold.  It is a gorgeous place and I’m sure we will visit again sometime.  My favorite Blue Ridge Mountain paintings include clouds.  I have always been fascinated by cloud shapes and the colors of light and shade on them.  I especially like the colors in the evening when the contrast is not so strong and the spectrum is easier to see.

Recent Print Sales

It is great to sell my paintings over and over again in print version!  On my website patrons can get my work on paper or canvas,  framed or un-framed, and in a great selection of sizes.  Some of them can be bought in around size 40″x60″!

Here are the latest sales. The originals are still available.

smithmtlakecopyrightSmith Mountain Lake   Original Oil Painting  20″x16″     $670.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

nearsmithfieldcopyrightNear Smithfield Plantation    Original pastel painting        14″x22″   $648.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at      KENDALL KESSLER ART

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler


My husband has had his poems published over 200 times in magazines and one of them will soon be in an anthology.

Here is one of the five just published in The Writing Disorder!


by Clyde Kessler

Trees here, never being trees,
are always born from growling binary stars
slumming the world. You can dream them
with a cluster of orchid flowers strangling
a flag, hoisting it inside a plum seed,
or home across your brow where all
imagination is suspect, and isolated.

You can fall from orbit, go crazy,
track the moonrise across fallout shelters.
You can divvy up the salt, the stress,
the last communiques, wolf pups, jonquils,
two dazzle bolts, three crates of kit puzzlers,
and the last bag of visors whittled from skulls.

Trees, never being trees, have been painted
towards our frozen city, to start new wars.
I read you the news, you read me a reply.
Our diplomats start shooting each other.