Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Planning Next Floral

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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I am having a hard time deciding which direction to go with my next painting. I was thinking of a cultivated flower garden but now I still have some ideas for a creative wildflower painting.  Flower gardens are beautiful but I prefer the interaction of wildflowers and I am not surprised that Natural Rhythm is my most popular floral.

I am always amazed at the beautiful designs found in creeks.  It is like an artist that has studied design for decades placed everything in a perfect composition.  Sometimes I arrange things differently from what I see for a strong effect which is what artistic license is all about.  It is always an arrangement regardless of the initial inspiration.

My last floral was mostly made up based on systems of wildflowers I have seen. I place the flowers in patterns that I have found in many natural arrangements. Anyway,  I hope to get past my hesitations soon and get started.

I was out of gesso but it arrived a few days ago so I have primed the board.  I can’t believe how different the gesso is.  It looks like whipped cream. I guess there is a change in how it is made these days.

Time to step away from the disheartening news regarding the pandemic.  I am discouraged by all the hype that it is a hoax to interfere with the upcoming presidential election.  I hope people do not fall for that.  This virus is nothing like the flu.  Don’t fall for the line that it is not a devastating illness. It is. Stay safe!


Natural Rhythm    Original  40″ x 30″  Oil Painting $2430

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



Kraft Avenue Original 8″ x 6″ Oil painting $670.00

Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under Kraft Avenue in Blacksburg  will take you there!



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 popular wildflower painting!



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 Roanoke Sparkle on a plate!

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

Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist and Slowing Down a Little…

Nude Girl Drawings by a Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

These two nudes have a strong look with an economy of marks.  The expression in the first one is languid while the second one has a more forceful appearance.  Charcoal has a great range of values and can be easily modified with conte crayons and pastels.  It is a great medium and there is no limit to the expressive possibilities!

turningcopyrightTurning Beauty  Original  24″x 18″ Charcoal Drawing     $894

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART



Strength   Original  24″x 18″ Charcoal Drawing     $894

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler


My husband is better at preventing problems than I am so I am taking some advice he gave me a while back that, I, of course ignored.  He always gets up every thirty minutes when he works on the computer and stretches.  We are both at the seat fatigue years and I let it get so bad that I have a problem so today I am following the rule and trying to slow down a little.  For me, I am working at a snail’s pace.

I have probably shared this quote before but it bears repeating.  When you finally get your head together your body falls apart.  Oscar Wilde was right.  Youth is wasted on the young.  Now that I love my life and just wish someone could add hours to the day I wish I had that twenty year old body again!

Be sure to come see me and my artwork with four other local artists at Glencoe Museum in Radford VA at 6:00 tomorrow evening!  Summer Path at Rock Castle Gorge will be on display along with four other landscapes!


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

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

Current Exhibition: Five Years of Art at Glencoe


This season marks the fifth year of Glencoe Museum’s “Gallery at Glencoe,” and to celebrate this milestone, the museum is hosting a series of three shows featuring the works of artists from the previous five years. The three shows will take place in August and November 2014 and February 2015.

The August show features the works of six talented artists whose works range from photography to painting to fiber art. These works reflect many different styles and provide something for everyone to appreciate—from traditional to avant-garde. These artists are Franchell Mack Brown, Alexander Crookshanks, Kendall Kessler, Susan V. Lockwood, Joyce Sims and RL Thomas.


Thank for reading my blog and I hope you enjoy my Nude Girl Drawings!

Moving Slowly, but Highly Motivated!

smallflowerslarge (1)Small Flowers   Original Oil Painting has Been Sold

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For the second day in a row I have had to get up at 5:00 to take my husband to work in Blacksburg which is a thirty minute drive.  I will be so glad when the other car is fixed!  

Bedford Virginia Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Word Man does it Again!

My Artwork

monarchcopyrightMonarch   Original 15″x21″   Acrylic Painting on paper  $652

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at     KENDALL KESSLER ART

Here is a great warm weather painting to brighten up anyone’s day!



naturalrhythmcopyrightNatural Rhythm  Original  30″x40″ Oil Painting       $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Another Spring Beauty!  I have sold many canvas prints of this work.  The original painting is still available!



roadblueridgecopyrightRoad To The Blue Ridge    Original Oil Painting has been sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas are Available at     KENDALL KESSLER ART

Bedford Ghost Story


I am still finding great New River Valley ghost stories!  I don’t necessarily believe they are true but they are interesting!  You never know!

The Seven Gates of Hell

This ghost story is about a place in Bedford, Virginia called the Seven Gates of Hell.  A house on a hill has seven black iron gates that lead up to the house.  The story goes back to a legend that began in the 1900’s about an insane family that went on a killing spree of African Americans.

Supposedly in the 1930s more were killed by the Klu Klux Klan.  My source says The Knights on Columbus but I believe that is an error.

Anyway, the grounds are so spooked that people are too afraid to walk up the hill to the house.  The gates are always open on Hall ‘ o Ween.  Spooky stuff!

I found this story on

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My poet husband is publishing all over the place these days!  The other day he had one poem accepted for publication in Decades Review.  The poem will published a few months from now.  Way to go Word Man!

Clyde has been published in over 200 magazines!  He is in communication with a publisher regarding a book!  I see that day coming!


clyde2014My Guy!