Friday, May 30, 2008

Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS) Exhibit Opening

Please join the artists of the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS) this Sunday, June 1, for the opening reception of their gallery show. The OOPS "Plein Air" exhibit starts this Sunday and will be on display at the Council for the Arts the entire month of June.
I'll be sure to share photos and more of my paintings from the show...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Daily Painting 602 Palms in the Pink Plein Air

Palms and Oleanders at Pepper Park here in Fort Pierce. There are some beach daisies growing in the grass too. Its 12 x 8, oil painting knife painted. $300.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Daily Painting 601 Round Island Park, Plein Air, Alla Prima

We had an interesting time at Round Island today, after I painted this painting, artist Glenn Brill gave an interesting presentation on Gamblin paints and mediums. The painting has Gamblin radiant blue in the sky and cobalt teal in the ocean. The painting is 8 x 10, oil, painting knife painted with lots of texture.
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Daily Painting 600!!!!!!!! Me Painting

I got to another milestone, whew! I know its not plein air but since it is a painting of me painting outside, figured it would be all right to post. I didn't get into trouble last time I did this ;oD.

I didn't quite finish, we had a nice Memorial Day picnic with relatives over. I am wore out, it was a lovely day. I have quite a bit of tweaking to do, its coming along pretty well. Not for sale. Its 8 x 10, oil.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Daily Painting 596 Looking Next Door Plein Air, Alla Prima

Its 6 x 8, oil, plein air, alla prima. It was raining out and I painted it while looking out the window.
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Heart of Florida Paintings

Richardson Farm Cattle
12x16 inches
oil on panel
April 2008 at the paint out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Heart of Florida Paintings

Richardson Farm
Evinston Florida
12x16 inches
oil on panel

I have been terrible about posting. I apologise. In the summer I stay in my studio, working on research and writing. I am writing a book about plein air painting this summer. This painting was one of the recent paint out paintings done in Evinston.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Tennessee Baptist Children's Home Art Show and Sale


Here's a shot of the booth showing some plein air paintings exhibited at the Arts Festival on Friday and Saturday.
The little red painting sold. The traffic was scarce both days. The forefront painting was done on location in Royer, France in acrylics. I just love that frame.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

May paintings by BJ Wright

I promise that I have been painting. These were done earlier this month. Right now they're in drying racks waiting to be photographed and posted. I hope to post each one separately very soon.
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Friday, May 16, 2008

Rain Rain Go Away

"Rain Rain Go Away"
12 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas
ready to frame

This is older painting that I did on location a few years ago, before I started posting on line. I was really into thin layers of paint, then sealing them with a varnish. When all the craze came out with the watercolor canvases I moved on to something else.

I was in Fort Pierce with Lori McNamara. It actually started raining off and on. I loved the effect it created in the background, so as it dried I added the thicker layers of foliage over the top.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Path to Honeymoon Beach by Jenna Star

Honeymoon Island continues to be one of my favorite painting spots. This view is of a path leading to the beach on the south side of the island. I am always drawn to places near water, and the gulf here is a beautiful turquoise blue.

Path to Honeymoon Beach
Pastel, 12"x 18" $400-

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Plein Air Paint Out in Kinston, NC paintings by Bernie Rosage Jr.

Attended my first "Paint Out" competition a couple weeks ago in Kinston, NC. Had a BLAST and was fortunate enough to place third with the old train station painting below. To top the prize money... tha painting also sold. Read all about the event here...

"Old Train Depot"... 8x10" Oil on Linen on panel

"Kinston Street Scene"... 10x8" oil on Linen on panel

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Sweetwater Creek State Park

I painted at Sweetwater Creek on Saturday. Two pretty different "looks". Both are 11x14" watercolors.

This one is of the ruins -- Sweetwater Manufacturing Company --

This vignette was trying to capture the Mountain Laurel in bloom --

It was pretty tough hauling both my mother's and my painting gear 1.5 miles through the rocky, hilly terrain to reach the ruins but it was a wonderful day.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Congratulations, BJ!

B.J. hasn't mentioned this, but she was the focus of an article in the Chattanooga Times FreePress Monday about Red Clay Park with a photo of her painting on site. (See her earlier post about painting there) Way to go, B.J.! Sandra Babb and Jo Thomas were also mentioned, but weren't on location just yet.

"A Tribute to Gold Star Moms" plein air by Bernie Rosage Jr.

This tribute painting was inspired by two Gold Star moms that I met while painting en plein aire at the Beirut Memorial, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Check out the whole story here if you'd like.

10x8" Oil on linen on panel...
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Daily Painting 580 Sunny Day at the Park Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today at White City Park, I had lots of furry company, the squirrels were wondering what I was doing and came very close, probably hoping I was eating and would share. Its 8 x 10, oil,
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Monday, May 5, 2008

"Confederate Camp" plein air

Had a great time last Saturday at a local Living History event... this plein air was the result. A bit of a challenge with the wind... the flag was really blowing that steady...

8x10" Oil on Linen on panel...

close up..

Sorry about my absence... have been extremely busy but hope to have more plein air work to post soon...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Hi everyone!! I'm new here. BJ invited me to join. I just finished a plein-air painting today at Lake Lanier, which is just north of Atlanta. It was a gorgeous day today!!

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Daily Painting 576 Under the Old Oak Tree Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this downtown Fort Pierce, its 12 x 16, oil.
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Red Clay State Park


Pastel painting of the Park Office at Red Clay about 2/3 finished? The forground trees still need some work! I filled in the window paintings with some color also.
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Daily Painting 575 Bouganvilla Blue Cottage Plein Air

Its 8 x 10 oil from downtown Fort Pierce.
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Eternal Flame at Red Clay by BJ Wright

Today was windy at Red Clay State Park. I had to tape my canvas to the easel so it didn't fly away! This painting isn't quite finished yet - needs some tweaking here and there. The painting on my easel is standing in the shade, so it appears darker than the trees. The subject is the eternal flame located on a knoll overlooking the council house. I may return in a few days, painting in hand, to finish.

Red Clay is a wonderful place to visit. It's quiet - a great place to get away from the rest of the world.
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Fagen Spring Plein Air

Hi everybody! I finally went out to paint today in a beautiful little creek. I managed to get this one finished and that was it. Everyone' paintings are so beautiful. What a talented bunch of artists! Happy May Day! 12x16 oil ©2008 Not for Sale (I'm saving this one for a local show in the fall).