Kendall Kessler is Excited about Moving

Pawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand Original Oil painting SOLD

Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the below link

So much to do when you are planning to move. This sort of stuff is really hard on someone who has a hard time getting away from a studio and art promotion.

It’s like, really? We need to do that? Yes, we do and then are a lot of repairs we need to do on our home before we put it up for sale. Yuck, yuck, and triple yuck.

Artists never grow up which is a great way to live in my opinion but, of course, we have to grow up in some ways and they are a drag on my spirit. I would much rather go to the beach.

We haven’t been in a few years and I am really yearning for the shore so I put up some favorite shore paintings here. Hope we get there next year and for now we are getting to the lake when we can.

Poppies and Lace Original Oil 40″x30″ Painting $2430

Sailboat Sunrise Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2480

On a Cliff Original 32″ x 14″ acrylic painting $936

Wall Art Prints and prints on just about anything available at the link below

I saw a mosquito the other day. Yikes! I hope I don’t get eaten up light last year.

Check out my Story below! This pretty much sums up who I am and what I do. Quite a number of the paintings in the video have been sold but prints for all of them are available on my website.

Also check out my latest Abstract demo youtube below!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to sell more prints and Lift Those Fingers High into the Sky…

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!



Pleased to sell more prints! This time the prints are on face masks.  I mostly sell originals and wall art prints but my work is available on just about anything!  The two that were selected are below.  One was sold to a great Louisville, KY patron and the other to a great Columbia, SC patron!

I have included a link to a face mask for Pineapple Burst above the painting. 

Also, be sure to check out the video on safe grocery shopping if you haven’t seen it yet.

Pineapple Burst Original Acrylic  painting    NFS

Prints on Wall Art, Household items, and Clothes available by clicking on the link below.


Marsh View at Pawleys Island   Original 61″ x 40″ Oil  painting    $4920

Prints on Wall Art, Household items, and Clothes available by clicking on the link below.


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Isle of Palms Sunset  will take you there!




Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I am still practicing Yoga every day and still complaining about it.  Don’t misunderstand.  It does great things for the body and I will practice until I am no longer around but my mantra is still I hate Yoga, I hate Yoga, I hate Yoga. 

I wish I hadn’t told Clyde that. I think he would benefit from practicing it, too.  I have an online zoom class with friends Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The other days I select 30 minute practices from Youtube. Just can’t make myself practice an hour every day. 

The other day when Clyde walked by and heard the Youtube teacher say, “Lift your fingers high into the sky!”. Clyde added but don’t hit the light bulb on the way up.  He said something a week ago that I thought was funnier but I am always mindful to keep my blog PG. 

Anyway, you can imagine what he said when he referred to several fingers being lifted high in the sky. LOL!





I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the link!


Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy! This link will take you to a very popular floral painting!


Wildflower Mist   10″ x 8″ oil painting  $188

Please check out Clyde’s book!

The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the link!



Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

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

Link to this Painting


If you like my work but don’t have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything on my website or Zazzle!  Here is my most popular Yin Yang painting on a necklace!

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay

If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

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

So Glad there are Indoor Walking Tracks!

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I wanted to walk today but the monsoon rains kept me indoors.  I am so glad there are indoor walking tracks.  The one at the Radford Rec Center is great!  Got to take my walk in spite of the rain!


pawleyssunrisesandcopyrightPawleys Island Sunrise in the Sand    Original  30″x 40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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

Well, that was Simple!

I finally figured out why I was just getting code when I tried to add Youtubes.  The code has to come first in the post.  Please click on my Youtube!


islepalmscopyrightSunset at Isle of Palms  Original 30″x 40″ Painting      $2425

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

Salem Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Rogers 40th Naturalist Rally is Tomorrow!

My Artwork


islepalmscopyrightIsle of Palms Sunset     Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting      $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

This is where my head is at right now!  Looking forward to our South Carolina shore visit!



Fast Water Wildwood Park    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


Beautiful view of Radford Virginia’s popular park!


Today I came across a very interesting ghost story written by “an old man” according to the writer.  It is intriguing to me that the author has a theory that perhaps we see these things when we are young and more perceptive to what is around us. He has not had a supernatural experience since this story.

As I have mentioned before, I am a skeptical person but I have had four strange events in my life that I cannot explain.  Interestingly enough, the latest one was a few months ago and I am not young by most people’s estimation of what young is.


Lunch Bucket Man

The writer’s story happened when he was a student.  He was traveling home to Roanoke via Rt. 81 via Wildwood Road.  Supposedly the Wildwood Inn has quite a spooky reputation. The Inn was closed and he was pretty much the only car on the road.

As he approached the ramp to Wildwood Road he saw a tall thin man holding a lunch bucket, not a pail, but a bucket.  The writer said he had seen that type of bucket carried by coal miners.  When the car lights passed over the man there was no shadow.  He didn’t move or change expression.

He seemed to vanish and the writer tried hard to figure out what had happened but could not come up with a logical explanation.  He has not had a similar experience.  This was in the early 1980’s.

I found this story on Ghost of America online.


Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

The Mount Rogers 40th Naturalist Rally is tomorrow!  I wanted to be sure to alert everyone again to this great event!

The 40th Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally

This BRDC signature event highlights the crown jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia.  The Mount Rogers area, which includes Virginia’s three tallest peaks, has long fascinated scholars and explorers.  Not only is there a wide variation in altitude, there are many different ecosystems and mini-ecosystems within a short drive or hike of each other.

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. The program will highlight nesting habits of some of the 500 species of native bees in Virginia, as well as other pollinators, predators, and parasitoids that benefit from pollinator habitat.

Friday night entertainment – Ronald and Ellie Kirby will be bringing in the evening with some traditional old time tunes.

DOOR PRIZE! – David Richert has offered a free afternoon consultation on forest management as the friday night door prize.