Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Tarkil Branch Homestead" plein air by Bernie Rosage Jr.

This original oil painting "Tarkil Branch Homestead" by American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase... the price is $195 unframed plus $15 S&H...  Email Bernie about purchasing details HERE... please include the paintings title in the subject line.

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Tarkil Branch Homestead... 8x8" Oil on panel, painted by Bernie Rosage Jr. en plein air, August 2009.

Benny and Annette Fountain recently opened the Tarkil Branch Farm’s Homestead Museum, located on part of the working 375-acre farm near Fountaintown in Duplin County, NC. The farm came into the family in 1912 when Willie Hunter (Grandfather of Benny Fountain) purchased the land. In 1926, Willie sold 82 acres of land to David Fountain (Benny Fountain's father). This 82 acre tract included the 1830's house proudly on display.

They graciously opened the farm to the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS) one Sunday in August for our monthly Paint Out... one of the BEST places we have painted to date. Benny dropped by and spent most of the afternoon with us and gave us an awesome tour of the buildings and shared the personal history behind the farm.... Southern hospitality at its best... thank you sincerely Benny!

Click HERE to read all about the farm, including bus tours, school groups, history, hiking trails, directions and much more.

OOPS members present... LtoR: Bernie, Jeff, Eileen, Earl, Donna, Olivia (my lil' painting buddy and daughter), Mitchell, Kit, Benny Fountain (owner), Pat, and Dean.

The site offered an array of vintage buildings as subjects to paint...

The crowning jewel was this old house which dated back to 1830 and was even occupied after the Civil War by Hosea Goodman Lanier a corporal in Company B, 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Troops, Confederate States of America.

Here I am working on my tobacco barn painting... photo compliments of Olivia, my lil' painting buddy and daughter.

Olivia decided to paint the outhouse... did a great job too!

Olivia's painting... The Outhouse... 10x8" Acrylic on canvasboard.

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