Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Pilot Mountain" now available!


Title: "Pilot Mountain"
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 8x10"
Medium and Surface: Oil on linen panel
Source: photo
Date: 2010

This original oil painting by Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase at Bernie's online store at etsy.com. Purchasing is fast, secure, and as easy with the click of a button... please visit my Artistic Release Store and check out my work. Click HERE to see details about this painting.

About this painting:
Pilot Mountain is so unique it is often considered North Carolina's natural wonder. Almost every Tarheel can identify it by sight and many have traveled to see it in person. A remnant of the ancient Sauratown Mountains, Pilot Mountain is a quartzite monadnock. To the native Saura Indians, the earliest known inhabitants of the region, Pilot Mountain was known as Jomeokee, the “Great Guide” or “Pilot.” It guided both Native Americans and early European hunters along a north-south path through the area. This small painting is a signed original used as a study for a larger work.

All paintings are signed originals using artist grade oils on archival surfaces. "Certificate of Authenticity" included.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Plein Air Painting + 109 Degrees = MISTAKE :)


Yesterday I decided to venture out and plein air paint in spite of of the "Hot Spell" eastern North Carolina has been having. The location was beautiful (Maysville Rock Quarry) as you can see by the photographs. My paints, brushes, easel, and cooler were packed... my mind made up to enjoy the day from 11am till dark knocking out a couple of works for upcoming shows. I quickly found out that 109 degree heat index temperatures zap the body and creativity (my painting sucked). Sorry... no painting to show... just my lone french easel to prove I was there... maybe next time... :)

Bernie








Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blue Ridge Bliss!

We had a great time vacationing in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on North Carolina. Plein air painting, hiking, swimming, tubing, picnicking, art galleries, festivals, concerts, story-telling, and relaxing were the order of the day! Hope you enjoy this video of our adventure...



YouTube link to our video... Blue Ridge Vacation