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

 

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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!

This may be the Last time for the Summer


I am determined to get all my work done and get to the lake today.  It is cool right now but it will be hot later.  The beach area closes after Labor Day Weekend so this is my last swim for the season!

 

lakesunsetcopyright copyLake Sunset  Original 5″x 7″ Oil painting    $75

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

Pleased to Sell a Framed Print of Sunset near Fancy Gap!


A great patron in Herndon, Virginia bought a framed print of one of my Fancy Gap paintings today!   Cheers!

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Sunset Near Fancy Gap  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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

Still Raining!


Our dry spell is definitely over!  We got a 1/4 inch today and more tomorrow!  Yes!!!!!

 

countrysunsetcopyrightCountry Sunset  Original  8″ x 10″ Oil painting        $168

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Second Stage Done! Yea!


I managed to get the second stage of a Pawleys Island beach painting done yesterday.   I think a lot of people don’t know that most paintings are done in a series of layers going from thin to thick.  It is quite an elaborate process that I couldn’t begin to explain, especially after all these years of developing a style that is unique to me. 

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Wildflowers by a Blue Ridge Sunset   Original Painting has been Sold

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

As I told my students an artist never gets exactly they they want but if they work hard they will get close.  This one is really close right now!

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Ghost near Asheville and Our 24 Hour Ant Diner


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

pawleyscormorantcopyrightPawleys Island Cormorant Morning   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2430

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Before I married Clyde I didn’t know a cormorant from an osprey!  He has taught me a lot and I am proud of this latest shore painting!

 

cheerscopyrightCheers    Original 9″x12″ Oil Painting      $226

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A Cheerful Still life!

 

I found another great ghost story on  Local Asheville Ghost Stories website!

 

Battle Mansion is located near The Grove Park Inn.  Supposedly, it is haunted by a servant girl named Alice.

They say she either fell or was pushed down the stairs.  The mansion is also haunted by the former owner, Samuel Battle.  He has been seen wearing a top hat and formal attire.

When the mansion was the location of 13WLOSTV Alice was often seen by employees.  She wears a long, old fashioned dress.  Sarah Harrison, the writer of this report talked with two employees of Grove Park Inn and one of them swore that some wires hanging from the ceiling were swaying back and forth on their own.   The other worker said he was grabbed when he walked down the stairs. The man that grabbed him fit the description of Samuel Battle.  He was presented a picture of the doctor and is sure of his claim.  SPOOKY!

The mansion was demolished in 2006.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Kessler Ant Diner –  Open 24/7!

Every year when the weather gets warm we have hoard of ants in our kitchen.  We have tried everything to get rid of them without success.  Ant traps don’t work and we have tried a number of safe remedies that work at first and then the ants are back in full force.  One summer talcom powder did the trick for a while and then they were back.

This summer we have a remedy that consists of putting a few drops of a glucose solution with poison on small squares of paper.  The ants eat the solution and take the poison back to the nest.  This one was working great for a while!

Now they are all just sitting in a circle around the drops having a great time!

Thank you for looking at Paintings by an Artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

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One More Time before the Storm!


I wanted to get one more blog in as the thunder rolls around outside.  I can’t imagine ruining a computer because I just didn’t get off during a storm!  Not going to happen!  Here is another painting and then Good Bye until tomorrow or the end of the storm – whichever comes first.

 

ospreyevecopyrightedOsprey Evening   Original 8″x10″ Oil Painting    $168

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Terror Town and How Many Poets does it take to Change a Light Bulb?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

summerpathcopyrightSummer Path at Rock Castle Gorge   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting   $2425

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violrockyknobcopyrightViolet Rocky Knob Evening   Original 16″x20″ Oil Painting     $640

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wildflowbrsunsetcopyrightWildflowers by a Blue Ridge Sunset  Original Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Terror Town

Located 1 mile past Zooland Campground on Pisgah Covered Bridge Road outside of Asheville (.5 mile past Forest Hills). There is old farmland there with a number of hauntings that have been reported over the years. The farm is made up of about 18 acres with several farmhouses scattered throughout.

A little girl’s voice is heard deep in the forest. A boy who hung himself there haunts the upper farm.

An old lady and her husband haunt one of the houses. Her brother died in the woods near the house and can now be heard singing at night while he makes moonshine.

A shadow of a black horse has been seen running through the woods and then vanishes. There is a company who uses the location now for a haunted attraction called Terror Town so it is very easy to access during hours when they are there working. One of the staff lives at the park so don’t try to visit this one without permission.

 

I found this story on The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide online publication

Life with The Word and Bird Man -Clyde Kessler

THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A SLUR ON MY HUSBAND OR OTHER POETS!  IT IS JUST A FUNNY INCIDENT.

How many poets does it take to change a light bulb?  In this case  – none.  An electrician was called in to do the job.

The other day my husband replaced the bulb in our porch light.   Later, he turned on the light and it didn’t work so he turned the switch off so he could see if the bulb was broken.  As soon as he touched the bulb it shattered into a zillion little pieces.

As luck would have it we had already arranged to have an electrician over to work on a broken ceiling fan so he checked the circuit to make sure nothing was wrong with the light fixture.  It was just a faulty bulb!

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and We Were Barely in The Twentieth Century…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Winter Ridgeland Beauty  Original 8″x10″ Oil Painting   $168

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I still have a lot of paintings to post that I haven’t already posted but I am running out of time today so here are some favorites!

 

nearpurgatorycopyrightNear Purgatory  Original Painting has been Sold

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eveglowrockcastlecopyrightjpgEvening Glow at Rock Castle Gorge   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband and I have never been that great with technology.  When computers took over I didn’t want to keep up which is a decision I regret since no one can escape now.  Anyway, my husband says we were barely with it in the twentieth century when it turned into the twenty-first!  Still catching up every day! Yikes!

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

I have Solved my Itchy Back Problem!


This time of the year my back itches most of the time!  I have tried everything but the only thing that helps is a back scratcher so now when my husband is not around I have my wooden back scratcher right next to the computer!  Problem solved!

 

mushroomccopyrightMushroom Clouds   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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