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


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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

Another Radford Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Spring life at Wildwood Park


 

My Artwork

 

nearpandapascopyrighNear Pandapas    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting  $2425.00

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Near Pandapas is another beautiful section of the woods near the pond in Gile County.  When I was a kid I spent much of my time in the woods or at creeks and I especially liked to pull on vines like the one you see here.

 

homechristiansburgcopyrightHome in Christiansburg    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This is a home in Christiansburg that caught my eye every time I passed it so I decided to make a painting of it and the field next to it.

 

Radford New River Ghost Story

 

I am amazed at the number of ghost stories in The New River Valley.  I am a very skeptical person and don’t believe in mediums or psychics but I do enjoy reading about these various sitings and what people report to be supernatural events.

Here is another Radford City one.

 

In the Online Ghosts of America a Radford resident reported seeing a man walk out to the middle of the lower section of  the New River Trestle in Radford but before he hit the water, he vanished.  There was no splash and the viewer thought it was a trick of the eye but he has found others that saw the same thing.  He would like to know if there was a suicide off this bridge that is being repeated in spirit form.

 

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

 

I have been painting in oils since I was twelve and I couldn’t imagine my world without paint.   Winston Churchill once said something similar about how he couldn’t imagine a world without paint.

Even though I live to paint, I haven’t met the medium that I don’t like and my portfolio has a wide selection of different ones.

A year ago I decided to add photography to my lost list of mediums and my husband has assisted me in photographing wild flowers in the local parks.

Saturday I photographed the first floral signs of Spring at Wildwood Park.  While we were there, a friend showed up and found a ring neck  snake.  I have always been fascinated by snakes so I took some pictures for my blog. Here is the best one.raysnakebig