Wednesday, September 10, 2008

NC artists converge on New Bern to take part in IPAP Worldwide Paint Out... Bernie included!

"City Hall Clock Tower #1, New Bern, NC... A View from Craven Street"... 8x6" Oil on Panel, en plein aire, 9-2008.
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Several plein air artists from Eastern North Carolina (myself included) converged on the historic and beautiful town of New Bern, North Carolina to take part in the IPAP (International Plein Air Painters) 6th Annual Worldwide Paint Out. Plein air painters from all over the world agreed to meet in various locations all over the globe to plein air paint on September 5, 6, and 7. This special gathering is to help promote the unique art of painting "en plein aire"... a French term that translates... "in open air". This is my first of several paintings that weekend.

"City Hall Clock Tower #2, New Bern, NC... A View from Pollock Street"... 8x6" Oil on Panel, en plein aire, 9-2008.

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I headed out of the house, riding the heels of tropical storm Hanna, eager to plein air paint with of a couple of my artist friends who I was to meet in New Bern, North Carolina. We were taking part in the IPAP (International Plein Air Painters) 6th Annual Worldwide Paint Out. My pards set up in the shade of the trees at historic Christ's Church while I set up across the street (Pollock Street) to paint another view of the clock tower of the New Bern City Hall. We painted till dark...


"City Hall Clock Tower #3, New Bern, NC... A View from South Front Street"... 8x6" Oil on Panel, en plein aire, 9-2008.

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As you can see... The clock tower of New Bern's City Hall struck my fancy this past weekend. I captured it from several street views. I'll share other paintings from the event soon...
Bernie
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These original oil paintings by American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. may be available for purchase... email Bernie with the title in the subject line for detail... click HERE... Check out my blog HERE...

1 comment:

J.R. Baldini, IPAP Executive Director said...

Hello

We were delighted to have you and your group take part in the 6th annual Great Worldwide Paint Out.

As one of our members recently stated "plein air painters are the silent activists of our times".