Thursday, May 09, 2013

Masters Study: Jacob van Ruisdael

"Wheat Fields"
Jacob van Ruisdael
circa 1670
I love to study old and new masters of art. As an art instructor, I teach their techniques and styles to my students to help them gain a better understanding of fine art and develop technical skill.  Often I will cover old masters' paintings (but usually change it up a bit) to learn something from them myself. I varied this Jacob van Ruisdael painting "Wheat Fields" as a cloud study. Jacob van Ruisdael (1628-1682) is one of my favorite Dutch landscape painters from the17th century.

I started this as an old masters painting demo for my 5th grade art classes at Carolina Forest International Elementary when I was filling in for the art teacher while she was on maternity leave. While in between spring and summer semesters at ECU... I finally got a chance to finish it yesterday. Here is my cover of van Ruisdael's "Wheat Fields."

In Art,

"Wheat Fields" by Bernie Rosage Jr. after Jacob van Ruisdael
8 3/4"x14 1/2" oil on linen

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Freedom Fountain Exhibit

Bernie and several of his art students will have paintings on exhibit at the Council for the Arts "Freedom Fountain" Exhibit from May 5 - 25, 2013. Opening Reception, Sunday, May 5th from 2:30-4:00pm. Drop by the Council and see this special show. Several students' work is shown in this video produced by G10 for the city of Jacksonville.

Freedom Fountain Art Exhibit from City of Jacksonville NC on Vimeo.

Onslow Art Expressions Artists Represented:

Bailey Stocker
Johnnie Shane

Betty Brittian
Linda Haley
Connie Wenner
Barbara Soos

Curtiss Russell
Sue Murphy
Ruth Casey
Olivia Rosage
Bernie Rosage Sr
Bernie Rosage Jr
Bernie and his Onslow Art Expression's artists, the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS), and other local artists create artwork for the Council for the Arts. May 2013 exhibit centered around Jacksonville's newest landmark, the Freedom Fountain. Check out this video...