Well, the Movie was Great!

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I didn’t get to line dance after all.  The teacher hurt her back and wasn’t able to go and without her it isn’t much fun.  She is such a great leader.  So I went to a movie instead and had a great time!


IMG_1612 (1)The Cascades in Giles County   Original  24″ x 20″ Oil Painting   $960

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART



Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Falls Painting and Blue Ridge Discovery Center News!

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secludedwaterfallcopyrightSecluded Waterfall   Original 14″x11″ Oil Painting      $313

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


fivemilemtcopyrightAnother Look at Five Mil Mountain   Original 25″x40″ Oil Painting   $2025

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



I thought it would be fun to look at all the beautiful falls in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!  I have always been fascinated by falls and when I was in college I often hiked up to the Cascades in the Jefferson National Forest in Giles County.

The hike is two miles long and is an up hill climb.  It is great fun to watch the rushing water and the light coming through the trees.  I have one painting of what is called The Roman Road that I sold to a great patron in Martinsville.  I also sold a print to the creator of that section of the trail.

The water is extremely cold in the pool at the falls but I spent many summers at Rehoboth Beach where the water is also very cold so I liked swimming under the falls!  Some of my fondest memories are of that beautiful place!  I hope to go there again sometime soon.  It has been a while.



The Top 10 Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls


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 Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Upcoming Blue Ridge Discovery Center Happening!


July 27th, 2014: The Channels, Clinch Mountain

Leaders: Ronald Kirby and Fred Newcomb

One of southwest Virginia’s most spectacular and unusual natural preserves will be explored on this Blue Ridge Expeditions (BRE) hike which is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Discovery Center (BRDC). The part of Clinch Mountain known as The Channels is an area of huge sandstone rock outcroppings where ancient forces have created a maze of giant fissures, some of which now serve as passageways somewhat similar to slot canyons of the western states.

The hike will be a 5 mile round trip of moderate difficulty and will take place on Sunday, July 27. Geology expert Fred Newcomb and Ronald Kirby will lead the group. Participants should call (276) 579-4011 to register and for more information.


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