"The Old Homeplace"... Irish Thatched Roof Cottage, County Clare, Ireland... 6x8" Oil on panel, alla prima, "Enchanting Ireland" series, 8-2008.
This original oil painting by American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase... email Bernie with the title in the subject line... click HERE... for price and details.
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Thatched roofed cottages are a common site in Ireland... a beautiful site I must add. We visited Bunratty Folk Park where we got to see and go in several. The village was set up recreating the general feel of the 19th century with a period style village main street. The cottages came alive as we stepped back in time... we even got to enjoy the smell of peat fires burning in the cottage fireplaces.
These small paintings are inspired from my recent trip to Ireland... in most cases they are studies for larger works for a solo exhibit titled "Enchanting Ireland" that will debut August 2009 at the Baysden Gallery. Visit my "Enchanting Ireland" blog to see the series unfold and read about our many adventures on the Emerald Isle.
This painting, on a gessoed panel with painted sides, is easily framed or displayed with a decorative easel.
All my paintings are signed originals using artist grade oils and archival surfaces. "Certificate of Authenticity" included.