Monday, November 30, 2009

THIS JUST IN... Bernie launches Art Affiliate Program...


If you are an art collector... Thank you! What would the art world be like without you? Our museums and galleries would be empty, artists would lose a platform to grow from, and all our lives would have less meaning.

A special thank you to all the patrons who have purchased my work over the past several years... you have been a blessing to me and I want to return that blessing to you through my Art Affiliate program.


The program is designed for my art collectors and braggarts who want to make $$$ by referring my available paintings to their friends, family, and acquaintances as potential patrons… does this sound like something you would be interested in?…


Read more and sign up at Bernie Rosage Jr. Art Affiliates.


Thank you sincerely... Bernie

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Plein Air: Cedars at Northeast Creek

This original oil painting "Plein Air: Cedars at Northeast Creek" by American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase... the price is $220 unframed ($270 framed) plus $15 S&H... Email Bernie about purchasing details HERE... please include the paintings title in the subject line.

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"Cedars at Northeast Creek"... 8x10" oil on linen panel, en plein aire by Bernie Rosage Jr., 11-15-2009.
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This painting was painted en plein aire with the OOPS (Onslow Outdoor Painters Society) group that I paint with once a month. Sunday was gorgeous... we were just coming off a week long rain (approx 15 inches according to the local weatherman) and the sunshine and mild temps made the day perfect. We painted at the boat access area of Northeast Creek Park in Jacksonville, NC. The water was high due to the previous week of rain but that never hindered us a bit. I simplified the scene by editing man made objects like a gazebo and power lines (check out the video to see) and went for the essence of what drew me to the scene... the light on the reeds contrasted against the dark cedar trees.
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Youtube Video link...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bernie gives demo to Sophomore Art Academy at White Oak High School

I had the privilege and honor to speak to the Sophomore Art Academy at White Oak High School in Jacksonville, NC. I gave an art demo and it was really cool to have the undivided attention of approx 75 students who were so mannerly and asked some great questions. I attended art classes under the late Blanche Johnson at White Oak in the 1970's... wish she was there...



Check out the youtube video link below....

Bernie gives demo to Sophomore Art Academy at White Oak High School

If you are one of the students who was there please leave me a comment... I'd love to hear from you and get your feedback.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Plein Air Study: Swansboro, NC

This original oil painting "Plein Air Study: Swansboro, NC" by American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase... the price is $125 unframed plus $15 S&H... Email Bernie about purchasing details HERE... please include the paintings title in the subject line.

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"Plein Air Study: Swansboro, NC"... 8x10" oil on panel, en plein aire by Bernie Rosage Jr., 11-1-09.
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I was itching to get out and plein air paint... somewhere... anywhere. I called a couple of plein air pards and we decided to converge on Bicentennial Park in downtown Swansboro, NC. I went to the early service at church and arrived in Swansboro around noon. On the way I passed through a drenching downpour but was determined to paint even if it meant finding shelter to do so. Surprisingly enough the rain skirted around us all day with the exception of a few drops here and there. I used the Zorn limited palettte for this painting... it worked well for the overcast look of the day. The Zorn palette (often used by artist and namesake Anders Zorn) consists of Yellow Ochre, Cad Red, Ivory Black (with a tad of Ultramarine Blue) and Titanium White. This scene is set looking across the White Oak River towards Clyde Phillips fish house.