Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Civil War Living History Event ~ Saturday, October 30th

Join me and several Civil War reenactors at Hammocks Beach State Park , 1572 Hammocks Beach Road, Swansboro, NC., this Saturday (10am-5pm) and watch history come alive! See artillery, cavalry, and infantry soldiers in 1860's period uniforms as they give demonstrations throughout the day. The event is FREE to the public!
I will portray a period plein air artist... here I am at Fort Fisher a few years ago.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Jacksonville Commons Plein Air Series...

"A Stroll in the Park"... 6x8" acrylic en plein aire by Bernie Rosage Jr., 10/24/2010.

My wife, Tami, is an avid runner and loves to run the 3 mile loop around the Jacksonville Commons. Our daughter, Olivia, usually joins in on the fun by following/leading with her bike. I exercise my creative muscles by plein air painting while they are off really exercising! This allows me 45-minutes to an hour for some small 6x8" quick studies. I sat on a park bench and tried my new homemade cigar pochade box for this one.

Stage one... the block in. Sometimes I will block my plein air paintings in the complimentary colors as seen here.

Last weeks painting...

"The Park"... 6x8" acrylic on linen panel, en plein aire, by Bernie Rosage Jr. 10/9/2010.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mump, Mumps!

"Mump, Mumps!"... 8x10" acrylic on canvasboard, alla prima from life, Bernie Rosage Jr., 10-18-2010.

My oldest daughter, Lyndsey (now 26), used to always call pumpkins... "Mump, Mumps". To this day... the Rosages' refer to pumpkins as "Mump, Mumps". I did this painting last night alla prima from life with my pards... the Brush-ka-teers!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Congrats to my Mom and Dad... married 50 years today!

Bernie and Maggie Rosage Sr., married October 15, 1960.

Here they are today... 50 years later... Looking Good!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Had some PLEIN air FUN this weekend!

Enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend plein air painting and cooking out! Saturday after work I met Tami and Olivia at Richard Ray Park... Tami was planning her daily run around Jacksonville Commons while Olivia led the way on her bike. This gave me about 45 minutes to turn out this small 6x8" painting. BTW... LOVE my new pochade box!

"The Park"... 6x8" acrylic on linen panel, en plein aire, by Bernie Rosage Jr. 10/9/2010.

Sunday was gorgeous and I spent the afternoon painting with my friends from OOPS... (Onslow Outdoor Painters Society). We painted at the Octagon House (1850) in Cedar Point.

My painting buddy, Olivia, at her easel. She and I opted for a marsh scene looking across the White Oak River.

"View from the Octagon House"... 5.5x10" acrylic on linen, en plein aire, by Bernie Rosage Jr., 10-10-10.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Bernie reaches goal... 500+ paintings!

I started painting seriously in late 2004 with the encouragement of several cyber artist friends at Wet Canvas. In 2007, artist friend and mentor, Mike Rooney, challenged me to paint 100 paintings in a year... I took him up on his offer and haven't slowed down since. This summer I surpassed a goal I set for myself in that same year... to paint 500 paintings. I reached my goal in June 2010 and gave my 500th painting to my middle daughter for her birthday. I hope you enjoy this video of 150 of the 500+ paintings I've painted to date. Thanks for your patronage and encouragement over the past several years.

Youtube link: Selected Paintings by Bernie Rosage Jr.

Friday, October 08, 2010

A gift for Tami...

"Luke 15:32"... 7x5" oil on panel, alla prima, by Bernie Rosage Jr., 10-4-2010.

Friday, October 01, 2010

My daughter, Olivia, and I are in a show together!

"OOPS 2" Plein Air Art Exhibit
October 3 - 29, 2010
Baysden Gallery, Council for the Arts

Opening Reception
Sunday, October 3 · 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location Council for the Arts
826 New Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC

The Onslow Outdoors Painters Society (OOPS!) is a group of artists from Onslow County, North Carolina whose purpose is to carry on the tradition of painting “En Plein Aire”… a French term literally translated “In Open Air.” Join the artists for their opening exhibit reception on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM. The following artists will have paintings on exhibit: Bernie Rosage Jr., Mitchell Morton, Stephen Greer, Karen Crenshaw, Dean Remington, Pat Boni, Patsy Lain, Penny Morton, Sherry Thurston, Tom McKenny, Susan Cheatham, Ann Lees, Bonnie Rogers, Donna Tyree, and Olivia Rosage.