Monday, December 3, 2007

Railroad Grade Road... Blue Ridge Series by Bernie Rosage Jr.

As promised... I want to share more plein air work from my recent trip to the Blue Ridge... read all about my adventures here... My Plein Air Adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
"Railroad Grade Road"... Blue Ridge Plein Air #1, Todd, NC...
8x10" Oil on panel, en plein aire, 11-19-2007.
This original oil painting is available for purchase at eBay via auction... click here...
In this scene I headed along Railroad Grade Road trying to narrow down one of a hundred beautiful spots to paint from. I found a view of a barn (I have painted several times) from Todd Island... a small island park in the middle of the South Fork Branch of the New River near Todd, NC. This old barn has so much character... I never tire of painting it! The weather was mild and clear for most of the week... except this day... I painted this one in a cold drizzle. After almost two hours... the cold drizzle turned into a downpour and I RAN to the car with painting (95% complete) in hand. I finished it in the comfort of a warm lodge and hot coffee.


Thanks for dropping by...
Bernie

3 comments:

C. Ousley said...

Hey Bernie, I love those Carolina mountains also. I was there in October in the Waynesville area. I like reading about your Blue Ridge adventures.

bj said...

Your interpretation of this scene is just great. Those mountains are close to my heart.

Bernie Rosage Jr. said...

Chris... I bet the colors were awesome while you were there! Would have loved to be standing on Rough Ridge lookout in October. Thanks for the kind words.

BJ... I'm a Coastal Plains boy but plan to move to these mountains as soon as I retire... they're close to my heart too!

It would be neat if some of us could rendezvous in Boone during mid-June 2008 for some plein air painting that coincides with Cheap Joe's Art Expo.